Painted Star Jar

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The quest to quell Travis’s fear of the dark continues, and today we put together this great nightlight. Agency over the project and final product hopefully will help a four-year-old (or a child of any age!) feel safe in their room at night.

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First, we covered a mason jar with star stickers. Foam star stickers worked great, and peeled off easily when the time came. I’m not sure how well other stickers would work.

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Travis enjoyed this step so much that he insisted on covering a second jar in stickers, even though that one wasn’t going to be a nightlight!

We then covered the jar in a coat of pretty blue paint. We used tempera paint; make yours acrylic if you hope it will last a long time.

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Let dry completely, then peel off the stickers to reveal beautiful star shapes left behind.

At bedtime, slip a battery-operated tea light into the jar for a beautiful glow. Here’s to a good night’s sleep!

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