How to Make Giant Googly Eyes

A fun and creative way to make jumbo googly eyes for craft projects or fun jokes around the house!
Keyword: Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store


  • clear plastic or white paper/plastic plates mine are from Dollar Tree – the clear ones are dessert plates in a pack of 8 and the white ones are larger plates in a pack of 8
  • black cardstock or craft foam
  • white cardstock for option 1
  • a clear plastic sheet protector for option 2
  • glue stick and/or hot glue gun
  • magnets or sticky tack to hang the eyes with


Jumbo Googly Eyes, Option 1:

  • Trace the inside circle of your clear plastic plate (or something else that is the same size, much easier to trace) on the white cardstock.
  • Cut out the circle and glue it on the inside of the plate.
  • Trace and cut out a smaller circle from the black cardstock or foam and place it in the eye.
  • Use a thin line of hot glue around the outside rim of the plate and glue another clear plastic plate on top. Work quickly so the glue doesn’t cool before you get the second plate on, and try to keep the hot glue strings out of the inside of the eye!
  • Repeat for the second eye.
  • Hang! I hung the smaller eyes on my mantel using the blue sticky tack poster hanging adhesive.

Jumbo Googly Eyes, Option 2

  • Grab a white plastic/paper plate, black cardstock/foam, and a clear sheet protector.
  • Trace the inner rim of the plate onto the sheet protector and cut it out. (I held the sheet protector on top and traced the circle using a dry erase marker.)
  • Cut out a smaller black circle and place it inside the plate.
  • Use hot glue to stick the clear circle, cut from the sheet protector, to the upper inside rim of the plate. The best method for me seemed to be to affix it at one point, and then pull the plastic taut and glue it directly across from that, and then repeat for the other sides.