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If you’re like me, you’ve seen some really neat activities online for little ones, using a light table. You hurry over to Amazon to see how you can get your hands on one of these ingenious inventions and EEEKKK! The price is kinda outrageous.
Well, I think I’ve found a pretty good compromise. I was inspired by this post at “Caution! Twins at Play”
How to make a decent DIY light table.
1. Get a frosted container.
Unfortunately, the IKEA container she used was discontinued, so I used one from their TROFAST line which you can find here and flipped it upside down.
2. Buy 2-3 of these battery operated, remote controlled lights.
I found these at Wal-mart for about $14. purchase them on Amazon. (Don’t forget batteries!)
3. Stick the batteries inside the lights and stick the lights inside the container
Turn those puppies on!
4. Purchase some see-thru goodies to use as manipulatives.
I decided to make my own. Read about our awesome Christmas Tree Light Table Play that cost us a couple pennies!
I put three sets of lights in there to make this sucker really glow. The possibilities are endless and I’ll be sure to post more as we use it. Hope this makes your light table dreams a reality!
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