Googly eyes, or jiggly eyes, are small craft objects resembling human eyes. Putting Googly eyes on your Roomba makes it friendly to kids and keeps pets away.
Googly eyes are commonly available in stores and online. However, you can also make them at home and do something enjoyable with your kids and loved ones.
Making Roomba Googly Eyes at Home
Making Googly eyes at home is easy. You don’t need any fancy stuff. Here’s what you’ll need and how to make them for your Roomba.
- Plastic medicine wrappers
- Black paper
- White paper
Steps to Follow:
1. Prepare Plastic Caps from the Medicine Wrapper
Take a medicine wrapper. Use a scissor to cut the plastic cap from the wrapper. Now, gently remove the aluminum foil from the cap. You need two of them to make a pair of Googly eyes.
2. Make Iris and Sclera
Take white paper and place these caps over the paper. By following the cap edges, draw a line carefully with a pencil. Cut two circles for the sclera.
Now, cut two circles out of the black paper to make an iris. These circles should be smaller than the white circles you cut for the sclera.
3. Place Iris
The final step is to place the iris part in the middle of the sclera. Now use glue to stick the cap to the sclera. Let it dry for a few minutes.
That’s it! You have a pair of Googly eyes for your Roomba now. Paste them over Roomba and give it a new life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should one put Googly eyes on Roomba?
The Googly or jiggly eyes on Roomba make it presentable and cute to look at. These eyes realize the Roomba owners that it can be their friend, more than just a robot. You can consider your Roomba as your pet with cartoonish big eyes, helping in your home cleaning.
What should be the size of the Googly eyes for Roomba?
The size of the Googly eyes usually varies between 4.8mm and 610mm. You should select their Googly eyes according to your Roomba model and its size. You can also make them at your home just like you want.
Can I add a nose, mustache, or tongue to my Roomba?
Yes. You can modify your Roomba in any way you like. It is completely fine to paste whatever you like as long as it doesn’t interfere with the robot’s working. Ensure you don’t put something near its wheels, rollers, or sensors.