Handmade Charlotte

handmadecharlotte.com · Jul 21, 2014

DIY Constellation Light Box

By Natalie Kramer

Recycle a cereal box into a light box with your favorite zodiacal constellation!

Our family loves stargazing in the summer and my son’s birthday is also in July, so I came up with the idea of making him this easy light box with the constellation from his zodiac sign (Cancer). Now even when it’s a cloudy night or the wrong season to see the crab, he can watch his stars after it’s dark in his room. Got an empty cereal box, a string of Christmas lights, and blue paint? That’s all the material you need for this craft.

What You Need

• Empty cereal box

• LED string lights (10 lights)

• Picture from your chosen constellation

Tools

• Reamer/Punch

• Acrylic paint: light blue, dark blue, and dark green

• Brush

• Palette (I use a bottle cap)

• White felt-tip pen

• Painter tape

• Glue

• Wall sticker (optional)

Step 1

Open up the cereal box carefully. Mix the color as you like and paint the inside all over. I used mostly turquoise with some dark blue and green. Don’t use water, just the paint. Let it dry.

Tip: Sunlight or hairdryer will speed up the drying process.

Step 2

Mark and draw the constellation on the cereal box. Also add the stars nearby.

Step 3

Punch holes in every marked star.

Step 4

Fit in the LED from the backside in only the main constellation. Tape the electric cord.

Step 5

Close the cereal box with the string lights inside and glue the two sides. Let it dry.

Step 6

Put in on a shelf or hang it on the wall, as you like.

It’s time to turn down the lights and watch the stars!

Happy crafting!

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