If I am going to be in charge of one class party a year, you can sure as heck bet it's going to be the Halloween party. It's nothing but fun! You get to see all the cute costumes. It's expected that there will be yummy, sugary treats. And there are a million fun Halloween games to play. It's the best class party by far!
So I came up with this fun Candy/Sucker Eyeball Topiary to use at a Halloween class party this year... but until then, it will be part of my Halloween centerpiece of my kitchen table. I love it!
Want to make one? Here's what you'll need:
- white tissue paper
- baker's twine (or other string)
- black and red 3D paints
- suckers (round)
- circle punch (I used a 5/8 inch punch I found in the jewelry making section at HL)
- large styrofoam ball
1. Punch out circles from your cardstock of choice. I went with glitter cardstock because everything is better with glitter. Fact.
2. Using your black 3D paint....
...make your "irises" for your eyeballs.
3. Cut your tissue paper into 4 or 5 inch squares.
4. Wrap tissue squares over each sucker and secure bottom with baker's twine. I doubled up the tissue squares to make sure the sucker wrapper did not show through.
5. Using a glue dot (or other adhesive), secure a cardstock circle to top of sucker.
6. Using your red 3D paint, create some blood shot eyes! (this was my favorite part)
7. Cut off the bottom of your styrofoam ball so it will sit nicely on a pedestal of your choice. This could be the top of a candle holder, a small cake plate, etc.
8. Starting at the bottom, stick the suckers into the styrofoam ball....
... and repeat until it is covered entirely.
I've just decided that I can turn this into a game for the class party too. I am going to color the ends of the sucker sticks and each color will mean something different... maybe orange means they get to pick a prize and purple means they have to act out a Halloween character or something. And black means they get to tell someone else what to act out and no color means they just get to keep the sucker? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud here! Ideas here greatly appreciated. :)
Either way, fun to make and later it will be fun to eat. Win-win!
Link parties I participate in: Tip Junkie, Tatertots & Jello, I Heart Naptime, Be Different Act Normal, Craftomaniac, Thrifty Decor Chick