I've been reading Coraline (apparently it is also a film by Henry Selick), and got to the part where she meets doppelgangers of people she knows, but with buttons for eyes.
I immediately thought; I've got to make a pair of those!
This is a really simple project, perfect for a quick Halloween costume, but also excellent for school events like National Book Day, when kids have to go dressed as their favourite book characters.
You can even see out of them, although I wouldn't drive or ride a bike wearing them.
Step 1: Materials and tools
I got two large wooden buttons from Kitewife's favourite knitting shop, plus a metre of thin black elastic (I only needed half that, but it was only 22p, so the spare went into the stash).
From my own stash, I used a bamboo skewer and a couple of paperclips.
The tools are quite basic - a knife, glue gun, pliers (with wire cutters) and scissors.