This is a much larger light box that we made over the weekend. We had a wooden box, and adapted it to fit this Acrylic glass from Home Depot. We bought two thin sheets, because we could slide a sheet of parchment paper in between to diffuse the light and it works amazingly well. I had purchased white contact paper thinking we would use it, but it was too opaque. We did cut strips off the edge of the white contact paper to tape the edges of the plexi together.
This blog mom used rope lighting for her box, so that's what we used here. This is a 48 ft rope light from Home Depot. It included clips, so we could clip it down to the bottom of the box. If it gets to close to the glass you can see a light pattern from the rope showing through - ours needed about 3 inches from the glass to just get nice even light. We drilled a hole through the side to insert the extension cord.
We also lined the box with tin foil as suggested by many and worked great. We secured the foil edges and and covered any bare spots in the box with foil duct tape.
I brought out our boxes of plexi concentric circles, squares, and triangles from Kidadvance these were wonderful on the table.
Today was all about exploration of different shapes and materials on the table!
Ava doing a little sorting 💕
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