Storytime Night Light

This is a surprisingly affordable craft for ages 2-6 with a functional & impressive end result. This particular design grew out of my own brain, but it is definitely a cousin of the google/pinterest search for “luminary crafts.”


Supply List:

  • Mod Podge glue
  • Foam brushes
  • Print outs of appropriately-sized book covers (4 per child)
  • Battery-powered tea lights
  • Hard plastic dessert cups

Instructions for kiddos and adults:

  1. Cut out the pictures of the book covers you are using
  2. One at a time, wipe a thin layer of mod podge onto the back of each book cover, and press it onto the outside surfaces of the plastic cup (make sure to get the edges and corners!)
  3. Once all four sides are covered, wipe a thin layer of mod podge over the top of the pictures  to make them shiny & protect them
  4. Place a tea light inside

For me, this project worked out to about $1 per child attending, and was well worth it – grown ups were very impressed by the end result of the craft project! It’s educational, functional, age-appropriate, and unexpected: a real winner, from my experience.


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