Shop
01371

Make an arty lamp shade for your kids room

 
Does your kids room need a new lamp shade for the main light or their bedside table? Why not have a go at making your own! It's easy to turn your kids artwork into a unique, personalised lamp shade they’ll love having in their bedroom. Or if your little one is too young for drawing, why not create the artwork yourself instead.
Does your kids room need a new lamp shade for the main light or their bedside table?

Why not have a go at making your own!

It's easy to turn your kids artwork into a unique, personalised lamp shade they’ll love having in their bedroom.

Or if your little one is too young for drawing, why not create the artwork yourself instead.

 

How to make an arty lamp shade

 

What you'll need for your lamp shade

 
  • Paper and crayons or one of your kids existing crayon masterpieces
 
  • Bedside lamp base
 
  • White or light-coloured lamp shade
 
  • Strong white glue
 
  • Water for mixing with the glue
 
  • Paintbrush
 
  • Craft wire (optional)
 
  • Small toy (optional)
 

How to make your lamp shade


1. Get your kids to draw a crayon masterpiece on the paper or use artwork they’ve created already.

2. Cut out shapes or images from the drawing (such as people, trees etc) and glue them to the outside of the lamp shade.

3. With a solution of 3 parts glue to 1 part water, paint over each of the cut-outs on the lamp shade, coating all the edges.

4. Allow the glue to dry and apply another 2 or 3 coats, allowing each application to dry before applying the next.

5. Once the lamp shade has dried completely, fit it to the lamp base or light fitting and your bedroom decoration is complete!
 

More kids rooms articles to enjoy

Source: www.spoonful.com
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Make your own kids paint brushes

Make your own kids paint brushes

Who said kids paint brushes had to be boring! There are so many things you can use to make your own kids paint brushes with things you already have at home, or from your local $2 shop or craft store. Homemade paint brushes using clothes pegs and other materials allow kids to experiment and the opportunity to discover different textures and fun designs.
Make your own ice chalk paints

Make your own ice chalk paints

Painting with ice chalk paints is lots of fun! Make the most of the summer weather and have a go at this easy ice chalk paints recipe. It’s a great outdoors messy play activity, science experiment and painting material all in one!

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name*
Email*
Town/City*
 

contact us

mailinfo@under5s.co.nz
 
advertise with us