Four ideas to craft yourself

A night’s sleep for their children is an important topic among parents, because restful sleep is especially important for their development (and for the parents’ recovery). It is very important that children get a good, comfortable rest. But some do not like the dark, and some even frighten.

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The night light can be a loyal sleep companion for kids and parents, because the soft glow always gives kids direction. That’s reassuring. For older children, snooze lights are perfect for when they need to go to the toilet at night.

Children also benefit from the night light

Even children benefit from the night light. Even at the age of zero to five months, a little lullaby light can help develop a sleep-wake rhythm. Babies from the age of six to about 18 months learn about separation fears, and in children between the ages of 18 months the imagination and potential fears are increasingly mature. Then begins the time when a monster might be under the bed. Night lights can give children the feeling that they are not alone, or show them that there is no monster around with their soft flicker.

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It is important for a sleep light to emit a warm reddish hue, because blue light reduces the release of the sleep hormone melatonin and makes you more awake. In addition, the night light should not be too bright. Reading a book must be tough with such glare.

There is a large selection of night lights on the market. The solution could also be: do it yourself! This is very easy and can be done quickly with just a few household materials.

in the jungle

A Little Wild in the Kids Room: This works with this lamp.

This is required: Glass, the size of your choice, fairy lights, greaseproof paper, black cardboard, pencil, scissors, double-sided tape, various papers, animal templates from the Internet or a book

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This is how it’s done:

Place the glass on greaseproof paper and mark the height with a pen on the edge of the glass. Then roll the glass over the paper once so that the paper is wrapped around the glass. Mark the spot and cut out the resulting rectangle and set it aside. Make a silhouette: print a pattern from the Internet, cut it out, transfer it to black cardboard and cut it out, or trace the shape from a book with transparencies and also transfer it to black paper and cut it out. Attach double-sided tape around the bottom and top edge of the glass. Attach alternately paper and paper figures all over to the bottom edge of the masking tape. Glue prepared greaseproof paper to the masking tape around the glass and finally insert a string of lights.

dwarf

It is said that people who are especially happy glow from within.  That's exactly the case with this dwarf.

It is said that people who are especially happy glow from within. That’s exactly the case with this dwarf.

This is required: Clear mug, woolen thread, mini LED candle, mini pom-pom (from craft supplies), instead: cotton ball, paint and acrylic brush or permanent red and black pen, red cardboard, scissors, super glue

This is how it’s done:

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Place the open cup on the work surface. Apply glue to the lower third and wrap the woolen thread around it. Cut the thread at the end and secure it with glue. Paint the face on the mug with permanent markers or acrylic paint and a brush. Cut a circle from the red construction paper, about three centimeters larger than the bottom of the cup. Then it becomes a flat hat. If you want it more pointed and bigger, you can use a saucer as a mould. Then cut the circle in one place down the middle and roll the paper up to form a cone. Fix this with glue. Glue the pompoms to the tip of the resulting hat. Place the cap on the bottom of the cup and secure it with glue at the points where they both touch. Place a small LED lamp under the finished gnome.

good moon

“The moon has risen.”

This is required: LED string light, narrow cardboard, transparencies, cutting knife, cutting mat, template, pencil, glue and tape, scissors, hanging string if needed, acrylic paint or pens for drawing if needed

This is how it’s done:

Make a template with motifs of your choice – such as fairytale characters, a knight’s castle, or the moon and stars – that can be copied from books or printed from the Internet. Transfer the decorations to the lid of the box with a pencil and cut them out with the cutter knife. Glue a piece of appropriately sized paper over the cut embellishments. Distribute the light string into the box and secure it with tape. Cut a rectangle for the light switch in the back of the box so that it can be turned on and off from the outside. Secure the key to the box with masking tape. If you want to hang the light, you have to drill a hole with scissors on two sides, thread a wire through it and knot the ends to the box. Close the box and you’re done. If you wish, you can paint it in color.

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in the high seas

Lighthouses don't just indicate the way on the high seas.

Lighthouses don’t just indicate the way on the high seas.

This is required: LED mini candle, tracing paper

This is how it’s done:

Lay an A4 sheet of paper upright on the table and fold the bottom side up so that it splits. Turn the paper 90 degrees, repeat the fold, and unfold it again. Lay the paper down with the opening down. Fold the top two corners into a center fold. Important: the open side should be at the bottom. Fold the bottom flange up on one side. Turn the paper over and fold the other side as well. Access the hole from the bottom and make a hat by pulling it toward the center to form a square. Fold the bottom corner up to the brim, flip the hat over and fold the bottom corner up on the other side as well. Access the opening from the bottom and fold the hat. Disassemble the upper corners. Put the LED tea light into the prefab vessel.

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