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Tissue Paper Night-Lights

Tissue Paper Night-Lights
Messiness: High
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

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Stephanie Sims
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Create a design-it-yourself night-light using everyday materials and a spark of creativity.

How We Did It

Tissue Paper Night-Lights

Any kind of glass jar is perfect for this project... you can use a jelly jar, a fancy-shaped jar, a baby food jar--whatever you like.

Tissue Paper Night-Lights

First choose your favorite colors, and either cut or tear them into smallish bits. (It's always fun to tear up paper!) Then add a splash of water and a bit of glue into a small bowl, and mix the two liquids together.

Tissue Paper Night-Lights

You may choose to cover your entire jar with glue at this point, or to work in smaller areas--it's up to you! Madeleine chose to work in sections, spreading her colors around. I love when she has a vision and knows just how she wants to make it!

Tissue Paper Night-Lights

Once you have the jar mostly covered and are covering empty spots (should you want them covered), it's easy to pick up the jar and turn it upside down to add your final touches. When it's covered to your satisfaction, finish it off with a layer of glue, pressing all the tissue flat against the jar.

Tissue Paper Night-Lights

We set the jar outside to dry for a bit, then noticed that it had a few "empty" spots... Madeleine decided that just wouldn't do, so she repeated the last two steps (hooray for adding more color!)...

Tissue Paper Night-Lights

Then it was really done! Put on a lid, if you think it should have one (paint the lid first, if you'd like), and then go find exactly the right spot for your beautiful new light-light. Perfect!

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I might just do it with my daughter. She's six. She loves colors, so it's perfect. By the way, do you think I could use mod podge instead of water and glue?

posted by: Hira on 8.2.2014

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Looks very attractive. Good idea.

posted by: Childrens on 6.16.2014

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My 3.5 year old and I had fun doing this project. Works great as a nightlight in her room :)

posted by: Trinity on 7.30.2013

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Smart and Awesome

posted by: Ritvik on 7.8.2013

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cool

posted by: Sole on 6.17.2013

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this works so good

posted by: trista on 5.19.2013

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Can we just use mod podge instead of glue and water?

posted by: Leigh on 10.29.2012

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That's basically what mod podge is--glue and water is just less expensive. Unless you want to,use one of the special finishes mid podge has--I'm thinking the glitter/shimmer would be pretty for this project!

posted by: Leanne on 11.8.2012

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