DIY Recycled Googly Eyes





Introduction: DIY Recycled Googly Eyes

Crafters enjoy giving new life to old things! So, lets recycle some old medicine wrapper caps into fun googly eyes.

I know, it's nothing big but googly eyes are very useful for a number of craft projects, especially for those who love to craft toys and plushies.

Follow this ible and find out how easily you can make store-bought-like googly/ wobbly eyes in no time!

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these googly eyes you'll need:

  1. Medicine wrappers,
  2. Scissors,
  3. Thick paper- black and white,
  4. Pencil,
  5. Glue.

Step 2: Preparing the Plastic Cap

Make sure not to pop the plastic cap of the medicine wrapper. Try to take off the foil paper nicely.

Cut out the round plastic cap with scissors.

You will need 2 of these for making a pair of eyes.

Step 3: Cutting the Iris and Sclera

Place the plastic cap on a thick white paper and trace around its edge with a pencil. Cut 2 circles out of white thick paper for the base (sclera).

Cut 4 circles out of black thick paper for the Iris. Glue 2 black circles together to make it thicker., in case you don't have thicker black paper.

Step 4: Making the Googly Eyes

Carefully apply a thin layer of white glue around the white base.

Place the iris right in the center of the base (sclera/ white round piece) making sure it doesn't touch the glue.

Place the plastic cap on the white base, making sure the edge is placed on the thin layer of white glue. Allow the glue to dry.

These recycled googly eyes can be really handy for so many fun crafts. Enjoy!



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    Love it! So simple, yet cool and saves money and the earth! Great idea!!

    wow, I've never thought about medicines in that way :DD

    Great idea. Sometimes things are so simple and obvious that we just don't think of them. I hate throwing away the blister packs (medicine wrappers) from our pills. Most of them aren't round, so won't work for eyes, but I am sure I can come up with something similar for them.

    I love it - less waste, and less plastic consumed.

    really a great idea!!!
    it will help me in my art project for my school!! thanks!!

    Can't believe I throw those little medicine wrappers away. NEVER AGAIN! Thank you for this idea.

    Mmm... this is a cute project, but what else can you use besides the medicine case? I buy all my meds in bottles, and don't have a single one of these around the house!