The peppers have eyes
July 9, 2012 8:48 AM Subscribe
1) Big, round, colorful vegetables are starting to grow in my wife's garden.
2) She'll be gone for the next two weekends.
3) I've got a bag of 1000 googly eyes.
Question: How can I make this prank work without ruining her harvest?
posted by bondcliff to Food & Drink (96 answers total) 95 users marked this as a favorite
I need the eyes to stick to the veggies in a way that they'll stay on but that can also be easily removed without damaging the fruit/veggies. It should leave no residue once removed.
What sorts of adhesives are there that would work? Googling for "Food safe adhesive" seems to turn up stuff to be used on cooking tools rather than the food itself.
The eyes in question are peel-and-stick, but I'm worried that the adhesive will be too sticky and also maybe not food safe.
Also, whatever I use can't attracts pests. So something like corn syrup would be a bad thing.
#1 priority is not destroying the fruit. #2 is hilarity.
Unless there's no possible safe way to pull this off please don't tell me it's a bad idea. I know my wife. This is a great idea. Possibly the greatest idea.