She was fascinated by the little stars… though, to be fair, she might be equally enthralled by a regular flashlight. Eh, it’s cheap entertainment, anyway. :)
I picked up a flashlight and batteries at the dollar store for a whopping $2. If you have a flashlight you’re not using at home already, this isn’t a permanent modification, so you can use that, too! You just need a scrap of vinyl (you can even use contact paper, as long as it’s not clear) and a way to punch or cut holes in it.
I used my Silhouette machine to make up a starry design. I’ve been dying to use my new birthday toy for some projects, and it’s a huge time-saver for detail work like this – but if you don’t have a machine, you can still achieve a similar look with a star-shaped paper punch instead – I’ve seen small ones in Hobby Lobby’s scrapbook department. (Now, if you do have a Silhouette machine – and if I did this sharing thing right – you’re welcome to use my design. You can download it here. It’s a 2″ circle with wonky stars, the same size as my flashlight.)
Once the design was made – all you have to do is stick it on. Nearly all vinyl is easily removable, so you can try lots of designs, or you can just enjoy some one-night entertainment. Since it was just $2 (counting batteries), I think we will just leave ours this way. At that price, I’m also not too worried about it getting a little beat up.
Piece of cake – now we could get to playing! (Also, toddlers playing with things that move? Almost impossible to photograph, LOL!)
It looked especially great in the dark! We shined our homemade starlight on the ceiling, and it was so awesome to hear my kiddo exclaim, “WOW!” :)
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