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Funny Lamp

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Here's a reading lamp you can actually read! When it's illuminated, the comics become translucent and give off a colorful glow.

Materials

  • Lamp with barrel-shaped shade
  • Large sheet of drawing or doodle paper
  • Scissors
  • Your kid's favorite comics
  • Laser color copier (at a copy shop)
  • Paintbrush
  • Matte Mod Podge

Instructions

Step 1 - Funny Lamp

1. Make a template by wrapping the paper around the shade, then cutting the sheet of paper to match the shade's dimensions.

2. Take the template and comics to a copy store (copies made on a home printer may run). Make reduced or enlarged color copies of the comics to cover the template in an arrangement you like.

Step 3 - Funny Lamp

3. On a protected surface, brush Mod Podge onto the shade, then onto the back of the first sheet of copied comics. Let the paper rest for about 30 seconds, then gently lay it on the shade. Brush more Mod Podge over it, smoothing any wrinkles as you go.

4. Repeat this process with the remaining comics, allowing each section to dry before rolling the shade over to work on the next.

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