|When you go to bed , do you always want to have just a little bit of light showing through somewhere? If you do, why not make an Art Attack spooky night light? |
You will need:
|This is the type of torch you will need for your night light - one that has tiny batteries inside it, because this stops it from burning.|
|Take a plastic cup that's bigger than your torch, and place it onto a paper plate, upside down.|
Tape it securely into position.
|Scrunch up a double page sheet of newspaper into a long sausage shape, and wrap it around the bottom of cup.|
Then tape it into position.
|Create another sausage of newspaper, and place it above the bottom one in exactly the same way.|
Make sure that your cup is totally covered.
|To make the castle, simply take a small empty food packet and a folded card roof, and stick this to the top.|
|For the turrets, use sweet tubes and cut a slot in each one.|
|Slot the turrets onto the corner of your castle, and tape securely.|
|For the roofs of these turrets, make some cones out of paper.|
Cut a semi-circle of card like this...
|...and bend them round into a cone shape.|
Tape into place.
|Put a cone on the top of a turret and tape it into place.|
|Complete all four corners, slotting sweet tubes onto each corner.|
Make sure you tape everything securely.
|To stop everything sticking to your castle mould, lay cling film over your castle shape, and tuck it into every nook and cranny.|
Cover the whole of your castle, and press it down into the shape of the castle.
|Cover the whole thing in two layers of PVA glue and tissue paper, loo roll or kitchen roll.|
This can be a bit fiddly, so take your time.
|Leave it to dry.|
|Remove your mould from the night-light.|
This can be tricky, so take your time, as you don't want to break anything!
|Draw in some small windows all over your castle.|
|Paint the castle using poster or acrylic paint. Purple colours look really good, streaking in darker colours.|
Don't colour the windows in. Paint the rooftops a darker purple colour, the rocks grey and grass green.
|When the paint is dry, add more detail with a permanent marker.|
|Finally, place your torch underneath, switch it on, and turn out the lights.|
And there you have it - a night light!
Try it yourself!