DIY eyeballs for our play dough spiders

DIY eyeballs for our play dough spiders

I just fell in love with these DIY eyeballs when I first saw them and had to make a set of my own to add to our play dough collection of activities to explore…

To make the eyeballs, I hot glued googly eyes on socket covers then set the eyeballs out with play dough and pipe cleaners so the children could make spiders…

The children used the DIY eyeballs like you would Mr. Potato Head toys…

The children used the pieces to stick into their playdough balls…

We had all kinds of amazing spiders being created with the DIY eyeballs and spider legs…

Super simple to put together and lots of opportunity for creative and imaginative playdough play…

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14 Comments

  • Amanda Posted October 28, 2012 7:21 pm

    That is such a cute idea!! Do you let them take it home or is it just an activity at prek and you take it apart later?!
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    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 28, 2012 9:28 pm

      We just use the DIY eyeballs in the classroom for play and after they play, we put everything away for another day. They don’t take the spiders home:)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 28, 2012 9:30 pm

      Hi Amanda,
      After the children play with the eyes and the playdough, we take everything apart and put it back into our playdough drawers for another day. They don’t take the spiders home:)

  • andie jaye Posted October 29, 2012 12:17 am

    oh! we’ve gotta do this. i’ve got a huge bag of these things!

  • Jen Posted October 29, 2012 6:06 am

    So clever! 🙂

  • Mud Hut Mama Posted October 29, 2012 7:47 am

    These are way too cute – my girls would love them!!

  • maryanne @ mama smiles Posted October 29, 2012 11:04 am

    This is brilliant! What an excellent use for old socket covers! Pinned it to my preschool learning board 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 29, 2012 3:53 pm

      Thanks for the pin Maryanne:)

  • Stacey Posted October 29, 2012 1:06 pm

    What a great idea! I have a ton of these and just threw away a few- well, not anymore! My kids would love this!
    I just got a safety can opener from Target so I can start collecting tin can pieces for your “Robots” idea- can’t wait to get started on that too!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 29, 2012 3:51 pm

      You are going to be super busy! I love the robots – be sure to use good magnets for them!

  • Cathie Posted October 29, 2012 5:02 pm

    Love the eye idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cathie J

  • School Sparks Renee Posted October 29, 2012 5:39 pm

    Adorable – and inexpensive! Great idea and sure to be a hit with kids. Renee

  • Gloria Galdamez Posted October 31, 2012 8:25 pm

    Hola Debora, cada idea es mejor que la otra, aveces no se cual de todas quiero exponerle a los peques, todas son excelentes ,los chicos ya ni se diga curiosos todos los dias por saber que vamos hacer , la idea de hoy dia es jeniallll.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 31, 2012 10:59 pm

      Thank you so for such a kind comment Gloria! I hope you are having a wonderful school year:)

      Deborah

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