Friday, June 15, 2012
Dollar Store Solar Nightlights
Here is another quick and simple craft you can do with the solar garden lights from the dollar store. My daughters needed new nightlights, so we made these together.
I removed the stakes from my garden lights and placed each of them in a glass candle holder with the LED up, similar to a tealight. Because the solar cell is upside down, a candle holder with a thick glass base is required so that sunlight can reach the cell. We used the 4" Rocks Glass Candleholder from Dollar Tree.
Next I had the girls paint vellum paper with watercolors. Juju drew a flower garden scene with black crayon and then painted it.
When their paintings had dried, I measured and then cut pieces to fit inside the candle holders using pinking scissors. I used a small piece of tape to secure the ends together. Done and ready to charge in the window!