These one-of-a-kind night-lights with paper-cutout designs are a charming addition to any child's room.
Tools and Materials
Bird or koala template
Colored card stock (We used green card stock for the birds and brown for the koala.)
Night-light with half shade
Paper Cutout Nightlights How-To
1. Print the bird or koala template onto colored card stock.
2. Cut along the inside dotted lines first with a craft knife. The circles for the eyes may be punched out with a screw punch.
3. Completely cut out the shapes along the solid lines.
4. Lightly spray the largest piece with spray adhesive. Position this piece on the outside of the shade and press down to adhere.
5. Hold the night-light shade up to a light source to position the inside shapes (the leaves for the birdnight-light, and the baby koala for the koala) referencing the positioning map on the template. Secure the shapes to the inside of the shade with a dab of Mod Podge; let dry.
6. Use a paintbrush to coat the inside and outside of the shade with a light coat of Mod Podge.
Special thanks to Rachel Weber for demonstrating this craft; for more information, or to purchase a paper-cutout night-light, visit fogandthistle.com. Special thanks to Nicolecrafts for giving night-lights (available for purchase at your local AC Moore store) to our studio audience. Card stock, craft knife, and screw punch are from Martha Stewart Crafts. All other tools and materials are available at crafts stores. Get more innovative ideas with television's crafts for kids and these animal-inspired projects.