I designed this small lamp for my summer camp students who built the 8 watt stereo amplifier. Before they attempted to solder all the components for the amp i let them solder the switch and light fitting. They had no idea i had made these lamps for them so i hope they enjoy the lovely warm glow. The sizes of popsicle sticks used are 11.5 cm and 6 cm. The base was a 5mm thick piece of board that i had lying around, inside the lamp are matchsticks which stop the lamp from falling over the base. The bulb is 7 watt and produces a lovely warm light.
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This lamp was designed for my students, I thought I would give them an electrical project to build. It truly is very simple with just a few popsicle sticks and a piece of paper. Most of the work was making the electrical cable with a switch. The cube lamp in the pictures is my own personal version, the students made a normal flat standing cube.
This craft came about because one of my students made a balloon paper măché shade in an art class. She made it so well I thought I would design a lamp stand for her, and this is what I came up with. We both made a lamp stand from popsicle sticks and I made the electrical fittings for a 15W bulb. When she switched it on she was amazed at her work. The pictures here are my lamp shade I made, I painted it yellow and red for a lovely warm glow. My wife did a waldorf colour scheme.
I actually made this lamp with my English students. I bought 3 kits and we built these over a period of a few weeks. The children were really pleased with their lamps and we used a 2 watt LED light. You can buy a kit in Taiwan from this website.buy a kit here
This is another popsicle lamp I made during the summer vacation. It’s actually the same kit as the boat lamp in an earlier post, but I simply made everything from scratch including the electrical cable and switch. I love this kind of craft it gives you a warm feeling and pleasure in using wood.click here to buy the kit in Taiwan
This is another summer vacation craft. I saw this lamp in a stationary shop as a kit so I simply drew up the plans to make my own. It really is so simple to glue popsicle sticks together and slowly build a beautiful lamp like this. I also made the electrical cable with switch. You will find the original kit here
I asked my son what he would like as the first post and he said this beautiful house. My son made this during the summer vacation. It took a long time with many hours of cutting and gluing. We have a balcony with a glass table and a set of homemade speakers to listen to great music while we craft away. This type of kit is so cheap in Taiwan, it includes the electrical cable and all the parts including the glue. Here is a link to the website in Taiwan. http://www.big3.com.tw/003-1.htm