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.
Posted by Fr. Peter Doodes at 09:20