Kids Inspired DIY: Spooky Googly Eye Lampshade

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your space ready for all those creepy and spooky decorations. Now depending on your ”Halloween décor meter”, your Halloween décor could either be traditional, gory, or playful. Since I like the playful side of Halloween, like pops of color and unexpected decor pieces, I thought it would be fun to show you a simple lighting DIY. This lighting DIY, in particular, is kid inspired and is a great project to make with your kids during the Halloween season.

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The lighting DIY I am making today is a Spooky Google Eye Lampshade! The project itself is super easy to make and can be customized to fit your Halloween décor. Before showing you the DIY, I did want to briefly mention lampshades. Now the lampshade I used in this DIY would probably be considered ”small”. Personally, I was trying to go for that ”wow factor” but I think realistically, this project would be great if you used smaller lampshades like these. This is because you will use fewer supplies and can decorate the lampshade much faster. With that being said, if you would like to try this technique on a bigger lampshade, go right ahead!

Also, if you do make this project with your kids, I recommend that they be ages 12 and up and be supervised. Simply because a hot glue gun, is involved in this project!

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Supplies:

  • Lampshade
  • Google Eyes
  • Green Paint
  • Plastic Bat Rings (optional / not pictured)
  • Scissors (not pictured)
  • Newspaper or Craft Paper (not pictured)
  • Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks

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Step 1: Grab your lampshade and glue on your google eyes using your hot glue gun.

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Step 2: Once your google eyes are all glued on, set your lampshade on top of your newspaper or craft paper. Then grab your bottle of green paint and squeeze it over the top of your lampshade.  Keep squeezing your bottle of green paint over your lampshade and shake your lampshade, to have the paint run down the sides. During this step, you can use as many coats and colors of green paint that you like. Also, the final look that we are going for, is a runny, oozy, look.

Once you’re happy with the overall look, set it aside to dry overnight.

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Step 3: To add more spookiness to your lampshade, grab some plastic bat rings and cut off the ring portion. Then, using your hot glue gun, glue on the bats to the top and bottom of your lampshade.

When your bats have been glued on, you’re ready to display your new lampshade!

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I love how this lampshade turned out! It makes a nice addition to a little table and is definitely a décor piece that will start a conversation.

If you want to make this lampshade more unique, you could always use different size google eyes, use red paint instead of green, or even use glow in the dark paint. No matter how you decorate your lampshade, I’m sure it will look really cool!

If you made this lampshade, how would you decorate it?