Painting Acrylic Safety Eyes to add character to your dolls

Tiffany Crosby, Woooo! I'm an artist

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5 Videos (32m)
    • Intro to painting acrylic safety eyes

    • Supplies for project

    • Painting the eyes

    • Lashes and lids (optional)

    • Thank you :)


About This Class

This class will show you how to hand paint clear base acrylic craft safety eyes for teddy bears, fiber art dolls, Puppets, even fur suits heads.

For this class you will need:

  • clear safety eyes (these can be bought online at
  • 3 to 5 bottles of nail polish
  • a sealer 
  • a pin or needle
  • fake lashes, Fabri-tac glue, and fabric (optional)

Below is example of a puppet I made with his one of a kind hand painted eyes. 


7 of 7 students recommendSee All

I have loved Tiffany's fairy dolls/ creatures since I first saw them. They have the best eyes and this is a great explanation of how she achieves their distinctive look.
I found this class to be very informative and helpful showing how to create unique eyes for art dolls. I am anxiously awaiting further courses :)
Marguerite Hall

Wishful Artist/Sometimes Author

Interesting technique, one I had not seen before. Good tips for anyone who makes soft toys and stuffed animals.





Tiffany Crosby

Woooo! I'm an artist

I am a self employed artist living in Katy, Texas. I enjoy watching cartoons, playing indie games and pizza bites. I live with my family and my english bull terrier named Puddin.

I am a huge batman the animated series fan as well as a Don't starve addict.

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