Magnetic Googly Eyes: For the Benefit of All Mankind

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Magnetic Googly Eyes: Supplies!


Make repositionable googly eyes with sticky-backed rubber magnets, or promotional magnets and a drop of glue.

Magnetic Googly Eyes: hole punch


A hole punch works great–it’s the easiest, fastest, best way to get little circles of magnets.



Magnetic Googly Eyes: circle cutter


For larger circles, we tried a razor blade circle cutter. It leaves a mark in the center of the cutout, but can cut the edge neatly.


Magnetic Googly Eyes: circle cutter


A circle cutter marketed for foam board that we tried works fine for marking the surface of the magnet. The outer plastic circle requires a large area of material to rest on for cutting, but the tool can cut through the magnet with some effort.


Googly Shelf


Googly Drawer


We're watching you!


Googly Hammer


Googly Cabinet


Googly Box


Googly Punch


Googly Clip


Googly Handle


Googly Hammer


You’ll find more pictures in this flickr set. You can put your own googly eye pictures in the Evil Mad Science Auxiliary.


You might also like our other googly eye projects: Edible Googly Eyes, Mini Art Cars, Make Controller Upgrade, Fishbowl Cat Quilt, Custom Iron-ons, and Googly Eye Storage.


You can find more Halloween decor projects in our Halloween Project Archive.

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12 thoughts on “Magnetic Googly Eyes: For the Benefit of All Mankind

  1. That last picture was especially amusing. Probably not for the googly eyes, or the hammer face, but definitely for me.

    • A regular paper punch works great for the most common small sizes. The little bitty ones worked with the smallest insert on the foam cutter, but the disc got stuck in the tool and I had to take the tool apart to unstick it. I resorted to scissors for those ones. The razor blade tool was the most versatile, and worked for all of the larger sizes.

  2. Great idea! Were any of the hole punches you found sized particularly well to the eyes that you found?

    • A regular paper punch works great for the most common small sizes. The little bitty ones worked with the smallest insert on the foam cutter, but the disc got stuck in the tool and I had to take the tool apart to unstick it. I resorted to scissors for those ones. The razor blade tool was the most versatile, and worked for all of the larger sizes.

  3. Fantastic – you could chuck them anywhere, like throwies. They’re googly/throwies: throwglies… googlies ?!

  4. brilliant!

    Out of curiosity, where can I find a circle razor cutter like yours? I could definitely see that coming in handy for a lot of things :P

    • Most larger craft stores should carry them. Something like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Dick Blick Art Supply, etc.

  5. The hammer needs to be painted blue! It looks so much like Pat from Handy Manny

  6. SOOOO cute! I think I’ll go through my 5th grade classroom and put ‘googly eyes’ on as many things as I can. The kids will love it, and it’ll make me smile every day. Thanks; I never would have thought of this on my own!! :-)

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