Thursday, 16 April 2009

A DIY Sunshine Jar (childs night-light).

Some children like to have a light on when they go to bed, so here is an alternative to night lights or going in and out of the room to turn a light off.

You need one large jar with a plastic screw top, the upper section of a solar lamp and some yellow paint.

1. Drill the plastic top of the jar to fit the bulb
2. Paint the inside of the jar yellow with a thin coat of paint, a few streaks actually look good.
3. Fix the jar's screw-top to the solar gismo with some sticky pads

Done, and at the cost of under £1.75 ($2.60) including the paint!

The Sunshine Jar will glow comfortingly in the dark and will charge up in the day, especially if it is in sunlight. It is a great way to show little ones that you can actually 'bottle' sunbeans.


Margaret's Ramblings said...

Bottle sunbeams. I love it. I would never have thought of saying that. I don't have any little ones but I might try this for a night light in the hallway.


Fr. Peter Doodes said...

'Bottled sunbeams' are a Rupert the Bear thing that I remember from my childhood spent in London and, it would seem in my imagination, Nutwood.

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is such a cute idea, and a great activity for a childrens party.....

Gill in Canada

scrappy quilter said...

Now that is just the neatest.

Kati said...

Ooooh, what a neat project! That'd be a fun one to do with a kiddo!