Make your very own turtle lamp using a balloon!
Make your very own turtle lamp using a balloon!

Creative minds are very good at finding treasure in what others consider to be trash. This project is a very good example.

Imagine turning discarded cardboard paper into a fabulous light source. You can use this to add a whimsical touch to your kids’ bedrooms. They’ll surely love it!

This adorable light source is perfect for your kids' bedrooms.
This adorable light source is perfect for your kids’ bedrooms.

This do-it-yourself turtle lamp is made using very simple – and inexpensive – materials. If you have old cardboard paper lying around, you just need to add PVA glue and put in the work. Your kids will be enjoying this adorable turtle lamp anytime soon.

Plus, this is a great bonding activity for the whole family. Just be extra careful with the hot glue and other sharp tools used here. You can have your kids paint the turtle!

Materials:

  • Recycled cardboard paper
  • P.V.A. glue
  • Hot water
  • Balloon
  • Hot glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Small battery-operated light source

Tools:

  • Blender
  • Strainer/sieve
  • Knife
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie/pencil
  • Paper cutter
  • Paint brush

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Thanks to Creative Mom for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…