Wood bedside table lamp

 

*A SAMPLE PROJECT IN THE MONTHLY BOX*

Difficulty: ★★★★★

The first and last electronics you touch every morning and before bed? Hopefully not your phone – it’s the lights! Lamps are increasingly served as decoration in contemporary decor, let’s add some flair to your kiddos’ bedroom by creating one from scratch. These lamps will brighten up not just your children’s bedside desk, but also their before-bed mood. Bonus: these DIY lamps will continue to look great in any room as children grow up!

 

Kit contains:

  • Light bulb
  • Push-button switch
  • Lamp shade in color of 2016 Pantone (Rose Quartz / Serenity(by Paper Eskimo)
  • Black conducting wire
  • Battery holder (with two conducting wires in red & black)
  • Flat wood pieces A, B & C
  • Flat round wood piece
  • Wood stick
  • Wood glue
  • Plastic tube
  • Rubber band x 2
  • Double sided tapes x 2
  • AA alkaline batteries x 2 (Please prepare)

 

Instructions:

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What's happening?

In 1879, Thomas Alva Edison designed a light bulb that made electric lights possible. Bulbs had been designed and tested by others before, but his bulb lasted longer and was cheaper.

An electric circuit is a conducting path made of wires, where electrons can move.  The batteries provide the power that makes the electrons flow.  The switch controls the flow of electrons in a circuit, thus the open-ness / closed-ness of a circuit.  In the OFF state, it makes a gap and prevents electrons from flowing. In the ON state, it closes the circuit and the electrons can flow through to light the lamp.

 

Level up the game!

-  Personalize by writing or drawing on the lamp shade
-  Give this handmade gift to your bestie!

 

Acknowledgements & disclaimer: These guides are developed by Moinàrchy. All activities are intended for use with children under adult supervision with due diligence.