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colorful nightlight box

Recycled Craft for Kids: Colorful Nightlight Box

This month’s box project is all about color! Add a colorful touch to your child’s bedroom by making this nightlight from a Green Kid Crafts box. I couldn’t believe how easy this was with such a cool final result. So once you’re finished with your Green Kid Crafts kit activities this month, save your box and make it into something useful!


  • Empty Green Kid Crafts box
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Flashlight


Cut a rectangle out of the bottom of your empty Green Kid Crafts box. Leave a frame of cardboard around the edges of the rectangle.

Cut tissue paper into narrow strips the length of the box. We cut ours to be about 2″ wide.

Add glue around the edges of the rectangle where you left the frame of cardboard.

Lay the tissue paper lengthwise across the box covering the cutout end to end. Rotate the colors of tissue or create a pattern with the colors.

Trim excess tissue paper from the edges of the box.

Set the nightlight on a tabletop and place a flashlight inside. Be sure the flashlight isn’t up again the tissue or sides of the box. See the light shine through the tissue creating a colorful nightlight?


Tag us and give us a follow on Instagram to show off your colorful nightlight made from a Green Kid Crafts box!

Every month a different box! For kids ages 2-10+

With 4-6 activities each, our Boxes pack a punch!

What’s different about Green Kid Crafts?

4-6 bite-sized learning activities in every box
Founded by a Scientist, each box has substance to it.
Mom-founded, mom-run, each box kitted by hand in the USA.
Green and rooted in sustainability, we plant a tree for each order.
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One Comment

  • Birdie Self says:

    These are FANTASTIC ideas. VERY creative – Ideas to make for my Grandkids.

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