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Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor Craft

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My 8 year old thought up this fun Halloween Spooky Bush Eyes craft that only cost just a few dollars to make!

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Bush Eyes

We actually spotted some spooky eyes peaking out from a tree on Pinterest that someone created using beach balls. We thought it looked so much fun t o make, but didn’t want to waste time looking for beach balls this time of year and didn’t want to spend the money for them. My 8 year old found these plastic pumpkins that you can purchase in different stores for 1 dollar and he said they would work perfect. He was right and we love how they turned out! They take 30 minutes to make and such a fun Halloween craft that the kids can make themselves!

Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes Outdoor Craft

Items You Will Need:

  • Green Plastic Pumpkin Buckets
  • Paint Brush
  • White Spray Paint
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Black and Red Paint

How To make Bush Eyes

We started out by purchasing 2 plastic pumpkin trick or treat buckets that you can get at about any store for $1.00. Any color will work. We went with green…

Pumpkin Baskets

Flip them over and cover the middle part that sticks out with aluminum foil. Tape the edges. We painted them white using white spray paint that we already had….

Painted White Pumpkin Baskets

Take the aluminum foil off after it’s dry. Find something round like a bowl or a jar lid and trace around it using a pencil….

Tracing The Eye

Paint the middle with black paint….

Filling The Eye in Black

We used red paint to make creepy veins…

Used Red Paint For Veins

That’s it! Such a easy and cheap Halloween craft that the kids will have so much fun making! We love how they look in our bush as well!

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Very fun (and easy on the pocket too). Love it. I'm featuring this post as part of my round up of this week's Kids' Co-op (and pinning). xoxo P

Those are so cool! My boys would love those!

Did you do anything to secure these in tree/bush?

Seriously, this is one of the most creative halloween ideas I have seen. Very cute! I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

Have a great day!

THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!! and SO SIMPLE!!! I'd love to have you LINK UP with me for my simple Sunday Party!

Your kids are as crafty as you! Great idea using plastic pumpkins!! Love this idea and awesome way to make it with a little investment!

Very clever!
I love small projects with big impact!

Love this! Saw it just in time to add to our outdoor Halloween decorations! Thanks for sharing!

thanks for sharing...

Wow! These are just awesome! The kids would love them!
I have a Halloween Linky on my blog now, if you'd like to add any of your recipes or crafts.

Oh my god! Too Cute!

Thank you for sharing! Working on 3 sets of eyes right now!

Glow in the dark paint would look awesome at night


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