I’ve been positively drooling over the light tables and light boxes that I’ve seen popping up all over blog-world! You know the ones I’m talking about:
I knew if I thought hard enough, I could come up with a simple way to make a DIY light box with stuff I had around the house.
Now, mine isn’t as large as some that I’ve seen, but when I put it together, and tested it, I was over the moon! It totally works. Yes indeedy!! Woohoo!
And bonus: because it’s small and light-weight, it’s portable. I’ve decided to call mine a “DIY light box” rather than light table, obviously, because of its size.
You can find these LED lights at Walmart, Canadian Tire, and probably most hardware stores. You can also buy them through Amazon via the following link:
I found a few of these opaque containers at a thrift shop a while back to use for messy play (shaving cream, finger painting etc.).
It’s awesome!! Honestly, you wouldn’t believe how excited I was when I turned out the lights, and saw it glowing happily away on the kitchen counter. Don’t you love it when something comes together this easily?
One of these days I’ll ask my handy hubby to make the “real deal” for me, but for now, this will be just fine. You can see how the Hooligans play with it here.
Yay, me! And yay, you too because YOU can totally make one of these! And if you’re looking for something a little bigger, pop over to CBC Parents to see our larger but equally simple light table featured there!