You Will Need ...
  1. Ping pong ball

  2. Scissors

  3. Sharpie Pens (Different Colors)

  4. X-Acto Knife

  5. Cutting Surface

  6. Electric Tea Light

  7. Hot glue gun or glue dots

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Step 1: 

Decorate your ping pong ball with your markers. You can make this into an eyeball, a monster, a silly face, whatever you desire! I made a simple monster eye.

Step 2: 

Add some blood shots around the pupil or perhaps some other scary accents.  Remember, this will light up from the inside so everything you draw will be visible.

Step 3: 

You will need to make a hole in the ping pong ball to insert the electric tea light. Using your X-Acto knife, carefully make an "x" shape in the ball.

Step 4: 

Once your "x" shape is created, use your X-Acto knife to create a hole large enough to insert the tealight bulb. Test the hole as you make it to be sure its big enough. (you can always make it larger)

Step 5: 

I like to color the tea light base so it becomes part of the little creature, but its up to you. I created a little zig-zag mouth as the base for my eyeball.

Step 6: 

Use a small amount of hot glue or glue dots around the perimeter of the hole and carefully attach the tea light.

Step 7: 

All done! 

Step 8: 

Turn off the lights and let the spooky fun begin. 

Age: 
All Ages
Basic: 
Science
Holiday
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Other
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Plastic
Cans, bottles & containers
Fodder
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Variations: 

Draw different faces on your ping pong ball, experiment between silly and spooky. You can also play around with different color votives to place inside for a range of effects.

Variation Photos: