Fun with Googly Eyes

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This was a super-easy and quick activity that Emily enjoyed, and all we used were some old magazines and a package of googly eyes!! We used self-adhesive googly eyes, which you can buy here from Amazon for some no-mess silly fun!

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Emily had a great time “enhancing” the photos in the magazines! Here are some of my favorites —

We quickly found that baby animals look even more adorable with googly eyes!!

Somehow this spaghetti looks even tastier when googly eyes are added to the photo!

And my personal favorite… babies with GIANT googly eyes!!!

I don’t think I can resist leaving one of these magazines in the waiting room at our next doctor’s appointment. Lots of fun!!


  1. Goofy, mess-free fun! Gotta love it! =)

  2. Um thanks, I just snorted coffee up my nose. Hahahaha! I just love this!

    And I’m totally traveling around with a pair of googly eyes in my pocket, I’m thinking my near-sighted mother will not notice for a few days if I defile her family portraits with gigantic googly eyes. Hehehee – this is going to be the best April Fools’ ever!

  3. Dear Valerie,

    It’s like living in a cartoon. You should start adding eyes to inanimate objects next.


    • Clara stuck some on her belly, and made her belly button look like it was talking. Where did she learn that from??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. This epitomizes what I love about your blog. Fun. Plain and simple fun. Thanks.

  5. Oh, the last picture is priceless. Emily definitely inherited Mark’s sense of humor ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. LOL thats great!! I totally think you need to leave one at the doctor’s office ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. so cute and fun . i think i need to pick another bag up i seen them at the dollar store

  8. I love this! Too funny. I vaguely remember someone writing a blog post about sticking googly eyes in strange places around the house (on cabinet doors, on the mirror, etc.) for her kids to find; I bet your girls AND MARK would have fun with that!

    • We had them on our TV for awhile, which was weird because it felt like the TV was watching US! lol

  9. That is an awesome idea! So funny and enjoyable! You come up with the greatest ideas!

  10. That is soooo funny – my kids will go nuts for it!

  11. So funny!!

  12. This. Is. Awesome!

  13. Yeah, that’s pretty hilarious.

  14. LOL! Great idea! Abby is looking at a Your Big Backyard magazine right now.

  15. I love the babies eyes, very cute! my kids will love this, they have a great sense of humor.

  16. I so need some sticky ones.

  17. These are too funny!!!
    I’m so getting some and randomly sticking them around places all sneaky like.
    I’m still giggling over them ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Hey- is that baby watching me? :0)

  19. That’s fun. The perfect rainy day activity.

  20. Oh Valerie,

    We have the Big Backyard magazine too and LOVE it! The girls would love this easy activity!

    Thanks for the great idea!

  21. Thanks for some inspiration Valerie…”stick googly eyes on a photo of the birthday girl” – should be a hilarious game for a bunch of 5 year olds at my daughters party next week ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Fantastic idea! I’m going to let my toddler have a go at it!

  23. HaHaha! Oh, you must! Just imagine the joy you’ll give all the other patients in the waiting room! A perfect idea for April 1st too!

  24. going to jo-anns today to get these–got my coupon ready!

  25. this would be the perfect activity to bring to restaurants or waiting rooms. i’ll be stashing a bag of googly eyes in my bag! thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I LOVE your blog…like seriously, we have tried many of your ideas and they are always a big hit! I also have two girls (20 months and 4 1/2 months) and am always looking for fun, simple, frugal ways to have creative fun with my gang. Thanks for all your brillant ideas! You rock!

  27. So funny! I think the baby is my favorite! Hooray for googly eyes!

  28. I love the googly eyes. It made laugh. I like the baby and the animals. I know my kids would have a blast with this idea.

  29. This is super adorable!! My brothers love googly eyes.


  30. HiLARious! What fun!!! I want to get a Teen Beat for my kids to do. ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. This idea was SO fun! I put picture of ours up with a link to your blog today, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚


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