Wednesday, 29 April 2015

DIY light box

There are so many fun activities you can do with a light box but don't worry - there's no need to go out and buy one. Here's how to make your own...

You need:
A clear box
String of fairy lights
A thin canvas bag (or plain paper if you don't have one)

All you need

Place the lights inside the bag (to diffuse the light slightly) and put inside the box. If you don't have a bag then you could just tape white paper (this is the one time low quality thin paper is good!) to the inside lid of the box. You should still be able to close the lid with the lead trailing out so even when it's plugged in the box is still secure. 

This is what it looks like if you don't diffuse the light

You've probably got all the components at home already - how quick and easy?!

So far we've used it with our edible slime, in our baby-safe water bead play and during regular exploration of some of Iz's toys.

Love these multi-coloured sensory blocks Iz has

Examining the slime carefully

Squishing some water beads

I love that it's so easy to take apart and put together when desired and I can see us using it a lot in the future - but think we might have to upgrade to a larger box so both D and Iz can use it at the same time :)

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