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A $5 DIY Light Table

November 29, 2011

I see them all over the place – Light Tables/Light Boxes.  But I knew they were expensive and didn’t want to construct something massive to save money, we just don’t have the room.  Then I found this post. And kept searching and found this and this. Genius! Especially since I had almost everything I needed already, so it only cost me $5 to buy some of those flat colored gems in a floral department.

Clear bin with a white top(if you don’t have white, you could line it with parchment paper to soften the light) + string of white Christmas lights + big flat clear container on top to contain the fun + gemstones = lightbox!

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  1. December 4, 2011 10:11 am

    What a great idea! I would have done that when my daughter was little. I think I have those same dishes from Ikea? I am fortunate enough to have a light table in my classroom, and your photos remind me of some of my own.

    https://firstlighttosunrise.wordpress.com/lessons/

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