- Don't Throw Away Those Old Light Bulbs
- by Lynda K. Smith
Christmas is just around the
corner and it's not too late to start those craft projects. This
Christmas craft project is ideal for kids under adult supervision.
Not only is this a fun craft project, but using old light bulbs
to make ornaments for the Tree will cut down on waste and help
1 old light bulb (any shape or
Ribbon, Yarn, or any type of Craft String
Paint Brushes (you can use multiple sizes)
Paint or Paint Markers (Preferably the classic Christmas Colors)
You can use any color you wish..
Lay out newspaper on your work
area. Be sure to lay newspaper on floor as well in case you accidently
drop the bulb or paint on the floor.
Choose a basic color for your
base. Paint the entire bulb with this color except for the top
part. Let dry.
Drying time depends upon the
After the bulb is completely dry
create and paint a festive holiday scene.
After the bulb is completely
dry tie a piece of ribbon, yarn or craft string at the top base
of the bulb.
Viola! You now have a decorative
ornament to adorn your Christmas tree.
Use Christmas stencils, rubber
stamps, and stickers instead of free hand painting. You might
want to add a little shimmer to your ornament by spraying a clear
glitter finish coating..
Because light bulbs are thin
and can easily break if not handled delicately cuts can occur.
To avoid this from occurring, Please be careful when handling
and make sure your hands are dry at all times. Keep plenty of
paper towels around. If a Child is participating in this craft
project adult supervision is advised.