Crafty Ideas – Lamp Making
How to make a Crafty Lamp – Caithlin’s Lamp.
This is a difficult subject to learn more about on the internet as there seems to be very little information available on how to make a crafty lamp. In this years Summer camp Lamp Making is part of the curriculum, which can be a great way of learning how to adapt materials into something completely different, practical and with a use.
First of all one has to buy the necessary ingredients, such as a plug, a flex and the electrical attatchments for the bulb, all in all these should cost about five euros, or on the other hand just buy a cheap lamp and adapt it to your own specifications and creativity, works out much cheaper and you will not have to spend time attatching wires and plugs.
Here is an example of what one 7 year old did with her plastic lamp. First of all she cut up some wire and attatched it to the top of the lamp to create the outline of petals, masking tape was then used to fill in the structure to make the petal shape.
As she had collected a lot of sea shells she decided to use these shells as the main decoration on the lamp and these shells were attatched to the lamp using putty and that is how she made her lamp. Easy.