At all times of the year, we like to ignite a light to create a cosy atmosphere. Lights are always something special, even on festive occasions such as birthdays. For the table lights here, coffee filter paper is turned into reservation technology by the children to create interesting effects, The unusual use of adhesive is exciting and fun for the children.
- Gain experience with materials: reservation with glue and colours with opaque paints
- Encourage fine motor skills by painting
- Increase endurance and concentration
- Promote joy in working with colours
Material and resources
- Coffee filter paper, Size 4
- Round cheese boxes or screw caps from glasses, up to 8 cm diameter
- Opaque paints, water glass and brush
- Waterproof cover for the tables
- UHU All Purpose Adhesive Twist & Glue
- Small clothes pegs
- Hair spray
UHU ALL PURPOSE ADHESIVE TWIST & GLUE
- Gel-type synthetic resin adhesive for crystal-clear fast bonding.
- Drip-free and clean.
- No paper curling.
Cut off the edge of the coffee filter.
Draw a line from the bottom left corner to the top right corner with a pencil and ruler or a set square.
Cut out this area and open the filter.
Paint some points and lines with UHU All Purpose Adhesive Twist & Glue quick bottle to the paper.
Allow to dry completely.
Dampen the paper with a soft brush across the whole surface and apply the opaque paints. Wherever the adhesive is applied, less paint penetrates into the paper. Allow to dry.
The reservation effect is weakened here by the absorbency of the paper fibre.
You see it in its best state if the finished table light is illuminated from the inside.
Stick the dried paper around the cheese box or the screw-on cover.
Place strongly curled paper between copier paper in advance and iron at a low temperature.
Fix the overlapping paper tips with a clothes peg until the adhesive is dry.
The parent sprays the coloured paper outdoors with hair spray, this will increase the intensity of the colour and impregnate the surface.
- While conventional tea lights are dangerous due to their open flame, battery-powered tea lights have the great advantage of being child-safe. They flicker like real candles, but do not become hot.