Glow-in-the-Dark Cat Eyes


Eyeballs are everywhere when it comes to Halloween time! Here’s a fun way to make unique glow-in-the-dark eyeballs for a Halloween wall display using Smoothfoam half-balls. Inspired by my cat, I painted these eyeballs to look like cat eyes. I think the slit-shaped iris also makes the eyes a bit spookier! You can change up the colors to make them even more fun – try swapping out the black paint for purple or neon pink.

Smoothfoam half-balls are incredibly versatile for many crafts – including party and home décor projects. Today’s project is another way to use these fun Smoothfoam shapes.

These eyeballs also don’t have to stay indoors. Consider laying them in your grass so it looks like eyes peeking out of the ground, or adhere them to an outdoor wall or your front door! I used mine in a display over the fireplace in my living room.


These are super effective at stopping my kids from waking up in the middle of the night to watch cartoons in the living room … hmm, I wonder why? Mwahahahaaaaaa!

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:


Smoothfoam half-balls in various diameters
Glow-in-the-dark paints
Black patio paint
Mounting or earthquake putty

Helpful Hint:  DecoArt Patio Paint is my favorite to use with Smoothfoam because it glides on so easily and smoothly, and a little paint goes a long way.


Thanks so much for stopping by the Smoothfoam blog today. For more crafty goodness, please visit me at Just JP.

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