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Make some creepy eyes to put on an unsuspecting sleeping person.

. . . Also great for wearing yourself, so you can sleep virtually undetected during meetings, church services, boring dates, job interviews, funerals, weddings, and so forth.

This is an easy, quick project. If you make some creepy eyes for yourself, take a photo and post it in the comments. I'll give you an awesome patch!
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Step 1: Get some cheap ping pong balls

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You will need some cheap ping pong balls, preferably ones without any markings or writing on them.

I used one ping pong ball to create each eyeball.

You can see in the second photo that the completed half-balls have a little lip left over from where the opposite half was glued in. This overlapping seam serves as a guide to help you while cutting the ball in half, and also keeps the completed half-balls rigid.

Step 2: Rough cuts

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Examine your ping pong balls to see which half is glued into the other half. This is the half you want to cut off and throw away.

Begin by using an exacto blade or other sharp instrument to remove most of this half on each ball.

Step 3: Clean cuts

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Use a sharp pair of small scissors to carefully trim off the remaining material right up to the seam on each ping pong ball.

The edges will still be a little rough, but you should now have two perfect ping pong ball halves similar to the one in the second photo.

Step 4: Sand the edges

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Use 220 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the edges smooth. Don't go overboard . . . it only takes a little.

Step 5: Paint details

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I used acrylic craft paints to add details. Medium flesh tone was used for eyelids, and a greenish-blue color for the irises. Black was added for pupils, and a little white dot to mimic reflecting light. 

That's it. Stick them on a sleeping person, and snap some photos!
mbridges33 years ago
ha, i said 3-d animation ... let me call that anatomy, sorry
mbridges33 years ago
easily could be perfected with minimal tools and materials... if any of you know 3-d animation, you will understand easily
mbridges33 years ago
coat them with 'shine' (non-toxic), make the edges 'soft', and only paint the iris and pupil....then put them under my eyelids
add some stick on eyelashes for extra detail too
The addition of the eyelashes, convinced me I needed a pair!
That would be fantastic!!
cblair13 years ago
I have never laughed so hard in all my life!!! What a good old fashioned fun project!
cornguy3 years ago
Cornguy says;

When I was in college more than 50 years ago I put holes for pupils and added bloodshot veins around the irises. I could walk around campus wearing my glasses as usual and see where I was going while freaking out my friends.
jbicb3 cornguy3 years ago
I did the same thing, but in High School. I remember one shopping trip in Sears with my mother and a friend. I would hide inside a rack of clothes and wait for some unsuspecting shopper to move the clothing aside. :) Ahhh, the good old days. For some reason, my mom remembers this also. 30+ years later.
pineypl cornguy3 years ago
Brilliant! I totally love it. I will be making a walking around set soon.
seamster (author)  cornguy3 years ago
That's a good idea. I'll have to make a set for walking around in, as you did. Thanks!