My son’s kinder has a light table and it’s always crammed with kids wanted a turn at designing pretty bright patterns. Did you know it’s easy to make your own light table at home?

How to make your own light table

What you’ll need:

  • Clear plastic storage tub
  • White tissue paper
  • Sticky tape
  • White string of lights
  • Extension cord (if needed)


  1. Line the inside of your lid with white tissue paper and stick in place.
  2. Spread your lights around bottom of the box with the end of the cord sticking out of the box.
  3. Put the lid on the box and plug in the lights and your table is ready.
  4. Put out some transparent materials for the kids to explore with.

How simple is that? My kids would have a ball with one of these, I’ll be making one for the school holidays.

Would your kids like one of these? Please add your comment below.

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  • what awesome fun.


  • I’ve never heard or seen of these before. They look interesting


  • cute and colourful


  • this is brilliant. never thought about making a toy like this. it is an amazing idea though. i will let my friends know about your idea too as this would be so fun for kids. Cheers


  • That looks very pretty and effective.


  • Whilst my son is now a teenager, I absolutely love this and would have been all over making something like this.


  • What a nice idea !


  • This is a great idea for my younger grandkids – I’ll make it up so I have it on hand for their next visit.


  • This looks like so much fun, my kids would love this


  • This looks so fun! Great for exploring light and colour changes


  • This is such a fantastic idea and lots of fun; look forward to creating one at home, thanks!.


  • What an awesome idea. I love it! Seems easy too.


  • Amazing! I can’t believe how good it looks!


  • Very clever and creative. Thanks for sharing!


  • Oh! It’s really beautiful. What a great idea!!


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