Are you sick of using plastic googly eyes? Then our free printable paper googly eyes are for you!
You can incorporate these googly eyes into most craft projects in place of the plastic version for a more eco-friendly craft.
You might also like our recycling crafts for kids
You know those teeny-tiny plastic googly eyes that are used in craft projects all around the world? They might be little, but they still won’t bio-degrade for another two hundred years or so. Worse, when you put all those itty-bitty pieces of plastic we’ve used together they could probably pave a road from here to the moon and back again… five times!
When you glue plastic onto a recycled craft, it kind of defeats the purpose of recycling in the first place.
As a craft blogger, I can’t talk. In fact, I’m MORE guilty than everybody else. Not only have I used plastic googly eyes in numerous craft projects, but I’ve shared the ideas and inspired other people to use them too.
Folks, I have a ton of plastic pollution on my hands and I’m not proud of it. This is why I’m sharing a better solution today.
Free printable paper googly eyes
Our free printable paper googly eyes come in four different sizes on one sheet. There are a range of different designs to choose from so you can pick the right ‘eye look’ for your project. They also have a thick black border so they won’t lose the outline when you cut them out.
All you have to do is print, cut and glue!
Card stock is recommended for sturdiness but paper works too.
It couldn’t be easier than that, and because they’re made of paper, that makes them compostable too.
Store your paper eyes with your craft construction paper — one sheet should last for ages. You can also save the pdf file to your computer and print out more whenever needed.
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More earth-friendly craft ideas for kids
- Here are 27 ways to create art with nature
- Check out these paper roll recycling projects (and replace the plastic eyes with our paper ones!)
- Our paper eyes would also go great with this DIY nature craft construction set
- Here are lots of fun DIY toys you can make from cardboard
- Kids will love making their own I can help the earth pop-up book
Lisa Messner says
Great idea!! Thank you!! What about printing them on plain sticker paper? I know it’s not the same weight as card stock, but they would stick to most surfaces without having to use glue.
That’s a great idea!
Thanks a lot for everything