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Materials for March 12-16: Light Box Activities

10 Mar

Light boxes provide kids an unusual way to play, but can be very expensive. On Monday we’ll make an inexpensive light box, and during the rest of the week we’ll make different activities that your kids can use on their new light box.

This is what you will need this week.

Monday: Light Box

  • 1 Plastic tote (We’re using a 28 quart tote, but you can use a smaller one.)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Under the counter light (We’re using one with a plug so we don’t have to keep buying batteries.)
  • Waxed paper

Tuesday: Glass Beads

  • Glass beads, several different colors (You can find them in the floral section of the dollar store.)

Wednesday: Colored Salt

  • Table salt
  • Food coloring
  • Snack size Ziploc bags

Thursday: Water Beads

  • Dehydrated Water Beads, several colors (You can find these in the floral section at Walmart. The dollar stores carry them already hydrated but only in clear color.)
  • Clear plastic cups, bowls or plates

Friday: Plastic Discs

  • Soft, colored plastic see-through cups (SOLO brand) I found mine at Target
  • Parchment paper or foil
  • Cookie sheet
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