Following-Eye Portrait

This is a creepy halloween decoration with eyes that follow you.

P.S. if ur wondering why i dont take pictures but i draw them, its because i dont have a camera that i can use. sorry. :(

Step 1: Materials

you will need in this order (though it helps to gather it all before you start)

shoebox w/o top
paints and/or bright pastels (im not sure about the pastels)
a piece of cardboard that is larger than area of shoebox(e.g. if are of bottom of shoe box is 8x10, make cardboard 10x 12)

Step 2: What to Do With the Box

use the paints to paint eyes in the bottom of the box. make sure they are big

Step 3: For the Top

take the cardboard and cut eyeholes in it. make the eyeholes slighly smaller than the eyes in the box. then draw and paint a portrait of anything on the cardboard with holes for eyes. you can even make a background

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Almost done. Tape the cardboard on top of the shoebox. make sure the eyes are correct. since the eyes are behind the actual portrait, it will appear as if the eyes are following you! if you had bright colors, you can hang it outside, or you could put an LED in it so the eyes shine (that might be a fire hazard, so check for non buring material to put inside if you want an LED). also, you can stick in a walkie talkie to scare people more.



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    7 Discussions


    7 years ago on Step 4

    L.E.D's produce below 1% heat from the energy used to light them , how ever the electronics ( resistors... ) do produce some heat , I'm sure you'll be safe by wiring a L.E.D in a box if you keep the switches and everything else that keeps the L.E.D from burning out on the out side of the box , nice design keep it up buddy


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    man, i've got to try to light a fire with an led now lol. maby destroy the led, but its never going to set fire to anything


    9 years ago on Step 3

    that is creepy but AWESOME!!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i remember seeing this on the disney chanel when i was like 5


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I've seen the kids at my school make these as a bit of fun in art class - they work surprisingly well.