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Craft a Light Switch Plate

Posted by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Your local hardware shop or big box store probably carry pre-painted light switch plates that appeal to kids, but how about letting your family get creative instead?

Materials:

  • Light switch plate (preferably wooden, found at most craft stores)
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint (craft paint for wooden light switch plates; something more durable for plastic plates)
  • Optional: Stamps, stencils, stickers or other craft materials (optional)

Instructions:

Obviously, there are many ways to go with this project, but let's start with a colorful base coat of your kid's favorite color of paint. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Now its time to get creative: kids can press down thumbprints or handprints for a personalized approach, they can paint designs that appeal to them, or follow a theme already in the room.

Stamps, stencils or magic markers can be used for a more uniform outcome. Glitter or scraps of wallpaper can add interest, too. Kids might also create a collage with stickers, postage stamps and other paper mementos.

by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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timon95
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 7:17 PM

great idea

elasmimi
by on Apr. 15, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Fun!

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Apr. 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I love this idea!!

Sisteract
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I remember years ago, wall papering switch and electrical plates.

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 6:33 PM

fun

Bmat
by Gold Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I love decorative switch plates and have many that I have bought at crafts shows and online. I never thought about making my own, of course I have no artistic talent at all.

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