So when the Christmas decoration box was out I finally had a chance to see if the activity worked. It was simple to set up – check out the instructions on The Imagination Tree.
The only lights I had were blue and yellow. I had been concerned that the lid would not shut on the box with three wires coming out but I needn’t have worried. I did tape the edges of the lid down though just to secure it all.
Finding objects around the house that I could use on the light box was slightly harder. Eventually I found a marble run in the garage that we have been saving for when Adam is older. I also used Adams food bowls.
Adam loved sitting on top of the light box playing with his marble run pieces. He started stacking them and then placing them inside the bowls. However, it didnt take long before his cars got involved.
I experimented with the lights whilst Adam carried on playing. Using both the blue and yellow lights created an almost pink effect. Using just the yellow lights made the colours of the marble run seem brighter whereas the blue lights seemed to drain away their colours.
Unfortunately I needed the lights to go on our Christmas tree but we will certainly be doing more light box activities in the near future.
UPDATE: I managed to buy some more Christmas lights in the sale so definitely more DIY Light Box activities happening soon!
* A large opaque box. I used a under bed storage box from Ikea.
* Lights. I used three packs of Christmas lights.
* Tracing paper
* Any coloured opaque containers or toys
Adam was 19 months old.
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