First, I found the photo that I think inspired the original googly eye creation and printed that out. At my local hobby store, I grabbed several packets of adhesive googly eyes in various sizes and large black construction paper.
Using a sharp pencil (or pen), I traced around the skull printout, pressing hard to make an imprint onto the construction paper below. From there, I laid out small, medium, large and xlarge googly eyes, shaping the outline and details like the sockets, jawline and teeth as I went along using the photo to refer back to. One note of warning, getting the googly eyes off of the adhesive backing took a toll on my thin nails– don’t do this project with a pretty new manicure. This video shows how I did it. No music, but it’s fun to watch!
When I was done, I put my googly eyed skull in a frame I had on hand. Take care not to smoosh the googly eyes against the glass when securing the frame backing. The whole project cost about $18 — mostly for googly eyes. How many times can I type those two words in one tutorial?!
In the rush of the season, I did not get many “done” photos, but here is one of the skull in the background of a photo I took of my zombie husband so you can see the size I made… just to the left of his reaching arm.