Easiest ever googly eye crafts

5 quick ideas

Here it is, a sight for sore eyes - fun crafts that are so simple, children can complete them by themselves. From an instant sock puppet to a funny way to create pictures, these ideas are perfect for keeping toddlers and preschoolers busy at home.

1. All eyes on this: an easy, fun paper craft

  1. You’ll need: magazines or newspapers, paper or card, scissors, glue stick, googly eyes
  3. What to do: This is one for kids who love snipping. Just give them magazines so they can cut out their favourite pictures, and a piece of paper to glue them onto. Then they add googly eyes – to everything!

2. Bring pictures to life: a brilliant drawing idea

You’ll need: Paper, pens, googly eyes

What to do: Just encourage your child to draw their favourite animal, and then stick on some googly eyes. 

3. Monster mate: a great hand drawing idea

You’ll need: Paper, crayons, scissors, googly eyes 

What to do: Just ask your child to draw around their hand (or yours). Then they turn it into a monster by colouring it in and adding googly eyes. Rarr!

4. Perfect pal: the easiest way to make a sock puppet

You’ll need: A sock, googly eyes

What to do: Simply stick the googly eyes onto the sock. It’s so easy and effective.

5. Pebble bugs: simply paint and stick

You’ll need: Pebbles, paint, paintbrushes, googly eyes

What to do:

1. Ask your child to paint the pebbles like bugs.
2. Once they’re dry, they can add googly eyes.

Top tip! Children can also colour the rocks with felt tips, for a speedier version of this idea.