Eyebombing: Googly Eye Guerrilla Art

In guerrilla art language, there’s a lot of “bombs”. We yarnbomb, seedbomb, and eyebomb. Eyebombing is just the act of adding googly eyes to inanimate objects. It’s very cheap to get the supplies, easy to carry out, and it produces fun and silly results!

Eyebombing Supplies

  • Googly eyes – You can purchase these at your local craft (or dollar) store. They come in extremely varied sizes from just a few millimeters to as big as your face.
  • Adhesive – Some googly eyes are self-adhesive, but not most. (The big ones are more likely to have a sticky back.) But if they’re smooth on the flat side, you can just get yourself some glue dots! They do the trick nicely.
  • An inanimate object – Anything will work! A recycle bin, food, a building. A stain in the sidewalk, a parking meter, or an ad at the bus stop.
  • An imagination – Anything inanimate can come to life just by adding eyes! So what do you see potential in? I personally like to look for faces missing eyes. So what could already be an existing mouth, for example? Once you start, you won’t be able to stop!
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Recycling bin
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Limes
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Bunch of bananas
(As soon as I finished, I hid by the grapes. Soon, a young lady walked over, grabbed the bananas by the top of the bunch, looked around quickly, and power walked to the register to buy them.)
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Pods
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Playground equipment
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Antiquated bathroom signs
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A friend’s mailbox
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Unassuming polls
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Mattresses on the curb
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A door out for the garbage men on a street in Baltimore
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Chair being discarded
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A trash can in an alley
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Another trash can (promote non-littering!)
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A refrigerator
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Close up
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Starfish in a craft store
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Electric car charger

You can also easily make googly eyes out of just paper and marker! I made some giant ones for this building, and they turned out just fine even though the black circles didn’t move and weren’t covered in plastic.

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A wall in Hampden

Googly eyes make everything silly! You can see more Eyebombing, or submit your own!

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