Introduction: Spooky Edible Eyeballs

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Spookify any salad, veggie plate, carved pumpkin, or cocktail this Halloween with these edible radish eyeballs. Super simple to make, they are an easy way to startle guests and loved ones.

So let's get creepy!

Step 1: Supplies

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All you need to make these are:

  • large, round red radishes
  • blueberries
  • a pairing knife
  • short bamboo skewers*

*These are a great way to help keep the eyeballs 'floating' in cocktails or to add them to Halloween themed flower arrangements.

Step 2: Making Bloodshot Eyeballs

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Choose the roundest, most eye sized radishes of the bunch.

Then use a pairing knife to remove the end of the greens and the tip.

And now for the magic - use the knife to carve away the red skin in a wiggly and 'vein like' way so that the finished effect is that of bloodshot eyes.

Step 3: Carve Out the Iris Cavity

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Using the pairing knife, carve out a blueberry sized 'iris' cavity in each radish eye where the greens were connected.

Step 4: Install the Iris

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Put a blueberry into each iris cavity and press it into place. The blueberry will stay put as long as it isn't turned upside-down or shaken.

If you'd like to fix it more permanently, use a dab of cream cheese to 'glue' it in.

Step 5: Eyeballs on Sticks

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If you're planning on adding these to a cocktail or some other vertical arrangement, where you want to control their placement, press them onto bamboo skewers. Doing this will allow you to arrange them into flowers, add them to plants, or have them hover just above the waterline of a drink. You could also add them to carved pumpkins for an extra creepy eye effect! Get creative - and send me photos of your creations!

Happy Making!


JON-A-TRON (author)2015-10-13

GROSS. Good job.

octaviob2 (author)2015-10-09

it's a good idea, i will use to hallowen

Two Paddles Design (author)2015-10-06

I was inspired by your instructable and will continue to experiment

sloh2 (author)2015-10-06

Fantastic!Nice and simple:)

sloh2 (author)2015-10-06

Fantastic!Nice and simple:)

sloh2 (author)2015-10-06

Fantastic!Nice and simple:)

hblair1 (author)2015-10-01

Wondering how you peeled it so intricately to make it look like vessels? I love it but would use black olives and a pimento as the pupil.

Paige Russell (author)hblair12015-10-02

As pictured in the instructable, using a pairing knife to cut away parts of the red skin works really well to create the veiny look you're after. :)

hblair1 (author)Paige Russell2015-10-02

Thank you very much! That is very helpful! :)

craig mccauley (author)2015-10-02



Dwargh (author)2015-10-02

A nice reliable german knife you have there ;)
Great idea btw! ;)

Paige Russell (author)Dwargh2015-10-02

Yup, it's a gooder.

jessyratfink (author)2015-10-01

Yay! I loved making these with you when we did the advertising event - I'm happy they're on here now :D

My spooky eyes miss seeing you Jessy! :)

Treasure Tabby (author)2015-09-30

Very nice. But how come you didn't use black olives for the pupil? Even green olives would be great for this.

I be they would work. Give them a try and let me know how it goes!

gravityisweak (author)2015-09-30

Aha! That's so clever! Nicely done.

Thank you!

Jobar007 (author)2015-10-01

I wouldn't think that you would want to eat a blueberry and radish together. I will admit that I would probably be the first to try it though.

Neat idea. I really like how they are gruesome, yet not over the top. This way they are more kid friendly.

NatalieL4 (author)2015-10-01

I am going to make these :)

mworrall (author)2015-10-01

Olives are much too big.

D'ANGELOF (author)2015-10-01

Just don't let your guest eat them or Warn them that they have a toothpick/skewer in them.

CATHIROLAND (author)D'ANGELOF2015-10-01

You must not have read the directions the skewers are only to hold the eyeball for display, the pupil is glued with cream cheese. Very Nice!

li james (author)2015-10-01


Yuck! Genious

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