Image: Getty | Words: Sara Conway
1 Big-eyed bee: it’s easy to make a brilliant, buzzy buddy
You’ll need: a pebble, black and yellow paint, googly eyes
- Your child paints the pebble yellow, and waits for it to dry. (Why not try another googly idea from this post while they wait?
- Now they colour on stripes with a black felt tip.
- Finally, they stick on googly eyes and tin foil wings.
2 Googly frogspawn: this quick and easy idea will awaken your child’s senses
You’ll need: googly eyes and slime (No slime? Try making some… https://www.5minutefun.com/make-your-own-slime/)
Your child simply pops the eyes into the slime to make cool frogspawn. Let them pop them in and back out, and run the slime through their fingers, for a fun sensory activity with no mess.
3 Sandwich bag buddy: great for lunchboxes, or fun party bags on a budget
You’ll need: sandwich bags, googly eyes, Sharpie pens (or crayons, paper and glue).
Your child simply pops googly eyes on each sandwich bag, and then doodles on a face. Sharpie pens show up well on the plastic. If they’re too little to use them, your child could draw the face on paper and then glue it to the bag.
4 Fruit friend puppets: bring the fruit bowl to life in seconds
You’ll need: googly eyes, fruit
Let your child stick googly eyes onto apples, oranges, bananas – whatever fruit you’ve got. And then they put on a play with their new fruity friends.
5 Scrunch paper monsters: your child can make these monsters with any old paper
You’ll need: Paper to scrunch and googly eyes
All your child has to do is scrunch the paper and stick on some eyes. They could also draw and stick on mouths.