If you are interested in another Halloween-related felted project, see https://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-Pumpkin-With-Personality/.
Step 1: Materials and Supplies
- Felting needle
- Foam or felting brush
- Yarn needle
- Roving in white, off-white, desired pupil color, red, and black
- Black yarn
Step 2: White Eyeball Base
Roll one into a cylinder and lightly needle it closed.
Roll the other piece around the cylinder perpendicularly and needle it closed.
Needle the whole thing into a firm, round ball. Not too hard, just firm and springy.
Step 3: Bloodshot Eyes
Needle it lightly in so it appears to form bloodshot veins.
Step 4: Iris and Pupil
Needle them into a circle in the center of the bloodshot part.
Take a small bit of black roving and needle it into the center of the iris to form a pupil.
Step 5: Eyelids
Then needle it gently around the back and sides, but not around the front. That will come next.
Cut four small (~2") pieces of black yarn and one long (6-10", or longer, depending on how long you want to hang it) piece.
With the yarn needle, pull a small piece of yarn carefully underneath the edge of the eyelid. Release the yarn before pulling it all the way through. That means, the needle comes out without the thread, leaving about 1" of the thread below the off-white yarn, and another 1" or so sticking out to form the eyelash.
Repeat this with the four small pieces of yarn, leaving a small gap between the two pairs.
For the fifth piece, thread it on the needle, but this time, bring the needle up about halfway between the front and back of the eyelid and pull the yarn through to form a hanging thread. Leave the same amount hanging out the front to from the eyelash.
Trim the eyelashes if needed.
Step 6: Finishing the Eyeball
Now do something creative with your eyeballs! Mine are hung as a creepy Halloween decoration among my other soft Halloween creatures. I Photoshopped them into a pumpkin to show how you can make an even creepier pumpkin. The eyes are the limit!