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How To Make A Melon Baller Eyeball!

Using one of my favorite materials, free cardboard, I will show you how to make an eyeball with a melon baller tool. Eyeballs can be used in many paper sculpture projects, including masks, dragons, lizards, frogs, and so on. I came up with this technique, but you could also make the eyeballs out of paper mache.
 
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Step 1: Get A Small Piece Of Cardboard

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Cardboard is everywhere, just grab a piece of one ply cardboard, and you are ready to craft. Tools/materials needed: scissors, melon baller, glue, cardboard, acrylic paint/varnish.

Step 2: Trace The Outline On the Cardboard

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Using the melon baller as shown, make an outline on the cardboard.

Step 3: Cut Out Circle

You don't have to be exact, just cut close to the line, but leave some excess. It can be trimmed later. To prepare for forming, wet piece of cardboard by laying on a piece of wet towel, and cover the piece completely.. You just want to soften the cardboard a bit, not have it separate!

Step 5: Force The Cardboard In So That It Contacts All Surfaces

To make sure you have a complete contact, use the ball on the end of a glass cutter to push the cardboard against the metal. You could also use a ball peen hammer if you have one.
;0) ;0) Lyn
oooooooh spooky :0)
Creativeman (author)  porcupinemamma4 years ago
Ya think? Cman