Scary Demon Eyes

I’ve been on a quest to find really easy, really fun Halloween activities for my kids (check out our bubbling smoky pumpkin). These scary glowing eyes, #9 on Peggy Wang’s list of 31 Last-Minute Halloween Hacks on Buzzfeed,  made the cut. They were amazingly simple to make. Plus, it was hilarious watching my kids – who helped through the entire process and saw all of the materials, etc. – get freaked out at the final result and run screaming into the house.

What You’ll Need

  • Glow sticks
  • Toilet paper or paper towel rolls (I used paper towel rolls because I got 12 inch glow sticks)
  • Scissors

That is it! You can get any color glow sticks that you want, but I like green for the “demon eye” look. If you don’t have a nearby party story you can get glow sticker here (affiliate link).

12 inch glow sticks

Use scissors to cut eyes into the paper towel rolls.

cut paper towel roll

They don’t have to look perfect. I recommend making them fairly close together to look more like a set of eyes when they are glowing.

spooky eyes

Then, break your glow sticks so they glow.

break glow stick

Insert the glow sticks into the paper towel rolls.

glow stick in paper towel roll

Place them in a tree or bush. You’ll want to make sure that it is in an area that gets pretty dark (not by an automated outdoor light, for example). Voila! Demon Eyes!

spooky eyes

Happy Halloween!

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