Light the way for summertime by building a lighthouse with us and your little one! Buy a craft bag in the gift shop or do it at home! Each month we will do a new craft! On scheduled open gallery days, kids can do the craft in Kids Cove! Our first month is a DIY lighthouse!

Supply List:

  • Clear plastic cup
  • Tea light (battery operated)
  • Red and white paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cardboard tube
  • Tape
  • Black construction paper or marker

Need some supplies? Order the craft bag with everything you’ll need for this activity!

Craft Guide

Here’s how to do it.

  1. Paint your tube in red and white stripes
  2. Cover one end of the tube in tape for the tea-light to sit on
  3. Place tealight on tape
  4. Place clear cup on top of tealight and cardboard tube
  5. Decorate your tube with a door, windows, and any other decorations you want.
  6. Crumble 3-5in square pieces of aluminum foil to make rocks
  7. Glue rocks around the base of the lighthouse
  8. Turn on the tealight to show the way for any boats coming to you!

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