Regular readers will know Adam and I love night time play. The darker months may restrict the amount of day light hours we can play outside but it offers a new opportunity of playing in the dark. We recently fell in love with Colour Changing Light Cubes from B&M, these ones from Amazon are similar. So far we have used our Light Cubes to create a Light Reflections Tuff Spot and they were involved in our Giraffes Can’t Dance disco. Today we used them to create Light Up Snowmen.
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Our Bostik Foam Pads came in very useful to make our snowmen. Typically the foam pads are used to give a 3D effect for card making or scrap booking. However, for today’s activity I used them to create a 3D effect on our snowmen. To make our Light Up Snowmen we needed:
* 2 pieces of ribbon
* Two boxes of Colour Changing Cubes – six cubes in total. These ones from Amazon are similar
To make the snowmans head I coloured in 11 Bostik Foam Pads using the black permanent marker pen.
I then peeled the white backing away from each individual foam pad and stuck them onto one of the Light Cubes to form the snowmans eyes, nose and mouth.
To create the snowmans scarf we used a foam pad to attach one end of the ribbon to the side of the Light Cube. I wrapped the ribbon around the cube to the adjacent side and cut off any excess ribbon. Another foam pad secured the ribbon in place. The excess ribbon was used to complete the scarf by securing it in place with another foam pad. To complete that cube I added an additional coloured in foam pad at the bottom.
The final light cube only required three coloured in foam pads. These were stuck onto the cube to represent the buttons. We repeated the process to make two Light Up Snowmen.
All that was left to do was to turn on each individual Light Cube, turn off the living room lights. Watch our Light Up Snowmen in action.
Adam had a fantastic time building a snowman tower. In true Adam form he had to knock them down again immediately. The Bostik Foam Pads stayed in play throughout the activity.
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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