Googly eyes are one of my very favorite craft items ever. I don't know if it's just because of the way they can't focus on one thing, or the fact that they bring to life any item they're stuck on, but I love 'em. Which is why when I was on vacation with my family last week, I decided to bring my stash of googly eyes and become the googly eyes bandit.
My nieces and nephew (the little one, not the older one who became my partner in crime) loved finding googly eyes in random places all week. They never found out it was me, either! But they were dying to find out who it was. I wasn't always very discrete either, but kids tend to be pretty clueless and easily distractable. I think my nephew knew it was me but he wanted to believe it was a real bandit so he talked himself out of it.
Here are some pictures from some of the times the googly eyes bandit struck!
On our hike!
On the informational signs in the state park:
At the ice cream place!
At the lighthouse!
|(on either side of my niece in the middle)|
By the end of the week, my older niece (she's 8) was getting frustrated not knowing who it was, so she made a suspect list and had everyone in the family vote on who they thought it was:
We had showed them the SNL sketch where Christopher Walkin put googly eyes on all his plants -that's why he's on the list. Notice he got 9 votes. One of our prime suspects.....
After a week of playing the googly eyes bandit, I would have to highly recommend it. Googly eyes make everyone laugh. We left the ones at the ice cream place and a few other places up for other people to enjoy. My 14 year old nephew told me it was technically vandalism, but I told him it was the good kind of vandalism (am I an amazing role model or what?).
If you don't own any googly eyes, just say the words "googly eyes" out loud a few times and try not to smile. Could googly eyes be the key to world peace? It's possible, you guys. I'm going to have to think more about this and get back to you. In the meantime, watch out for the googly eyes bandit!