A simple Hallowe’en craft for you and the kids – add eyeballs to your plants and create your own “Vern the fern”!
I feel like I’ve shared this before, but since I can’t find it, I’m sharing it again….
Looking for an easy way to “Hallowe’en” up your house – yup – used it as a verb there. 😂
All you need is whatever is left of your summer plants, a dowel or piece of rigid wire, 2 ping pong balls and dollar store googly eyes.
Cut a small X into your ping pong balls.
Insert your dowel or wire (note: the dowel would have looked better painted black, but I wanted this to be a simple craft)
Then glue your googly eyes to the front of the ping pong ball!
If you are a decent artist, you could just paint the ping pong balls to look like eyeballs, or simply glue the googly eyes right to your dowel.
Insert the dowels into your plants and you’re done! Vern the fern has risen!
You could add dozens of eyes so that it looks like a monster, but I wanted Vern to be friendly and welcoming to trick-or-treaters, so I stuck with just two.
He reminds me of a muppet. 😂
His partner Fern the fern – for lack of a female name that rhymes with Vern:
A very simple craft that the kids can do (if you supervise the utility knife).
… aaaaand my Hallowe’en decorating is done!
(I’m not a fan of scary)
For more Hallowe’en DIY decor ideas check out:
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