I have been wanting to do this for
quite some time
but finally got my act together
"C" and I set up a light table,
in our playroom!
I put my light box
on our little Ikea table
in the corner of the playroom,
with a basket of
objects in it.
I put a basket with
Polished Rock Slices
(from my Grandpa's collection),
Glass Beads/ Stones
(like the ones from craft stores/Dollar Tree),
Transparent Colored Blocks,
Resin Specimen Bug Blocks,
and this little
Colored Water and Oil Game.
The Polly Pockets had to check it out too.
Our colored blocks
look really cool
and occasional Polly Pocket dolls
Our plexi-glass bug specimen blocks
are really fun on the table too!
"C" (age 3) spent 2 HOURS
playing at the table yesterday....Can you believe it?
If you don't have a light box at home (or in your classroom)
I've seen people make their own with
plexi-glass and a box,
or a glass top table --
add white velum/paper to it
and make sure your light source won't get hot
(use something like LED xmas lights)
you don't want to burn your kids or
start a fire!
Go check out Filth Wizardry's Blog
here for transparent art activities
here for fun with sand
on their great homemade Light Table !
If you want a set of
20 Colorful See-Through blocks
I got them from
Oriental Trading Company here.
pink and green mama,