In order to make these wonderful little demons you will need: medium sized food cans, black spray paint, can-hole punch of those used to make triangular holes in the cans, small paper Dixie cups and votive candles. It is recommended to have cans for pork and beans or dog food as they have the right size to suitable display the light out the eyes. Please note that soup cans are too small, while V8-sized cans are just large enough for our purpose.
Now, here are the steps to follow to make these demons: spray the cans black and then punch triangular holes for the eyes. Don’t forget to also make ventilation hole in the back of the can. Place the candles into the Dixie cup and then put the can over the lighted candle in the cup.
These are very simple but quite creepy. The flickering eyes shining from the shadows are rather scary, as the black cans will simply disappear in the dark, only the gleaming eyes remaining visible. Put a demon at the base of some bushes for a great effect, or place several cans close together for a bunch of demons! You might want to put them on some bricks or rocks for taller demons! These are just perfect accessories for graveyards!
Eye Bead Demons are for mainly outdoor purpose. However, if you want to use them indoors, fill a container with soil to protect surfaces from the heat and put the Demons on the bed of soil. Keep the demons away from children preventing them to touch or trip over the cans. Remember to cut vent hole on the back of the can or the candle will not burn intensely. Don’t throw them away after Halloween, as you can use them year after year.
So, put the can over the lighted candle in the Dixie cup and enjoy your Eye Bead Demons.