Artsy Lamp Shade

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Artsy Lamp Shade
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Shed some light on your child's artwork with a lamp shade made from past pictures.

What you'll need

  • Crayon artwork
  • Lightcolored lamp shade
  • White glue or a commercial brand of decoupage matte
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft wire
  • Small toy

How to make it

  1. Have your child pick out her favorite coloring creations: monsters, people, a landscape -- you name it. Cut out the shapes and glue them to the outside of the shade. If the shapes are too large, you can take them to a local copy shop to have them resized on a color photocopier.

  2. With a solution of three parts glue to one part water (or you can use a decoupage matte), paint over each of the cutouts on the shade, taking care to coat all the edges. Apply two or three coats, allowing the glue to dry between applications.

  3. Use the craft wire to attach the small toy to the end of the pull chain.

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