Don't Throw Away Those Old Light Bulbs!


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Christmas is just around the corner and it's not too late to start those craft projects. This Christmas craft project is ideal for kids under adult supervision. Not only is this a fun craft project, but using old light bulbs to make ornaments for the Tree will cut down on waste and help our environment.


1 old light bulb (any shape or size )
Ribbon, Yarn, or any type of Craft String
Paint Brushes (you can use multiple sizes)
Paint or Paint Markers (Preferably the classic Christmas Colors)

You can use any color you wish. .


Lay out newspaper on your work area. Be sure to lay newspaper on floor as well in case you accidently drop the bulb or paint on the floor. Choose a basic color for your base. Paint the entire bulb with this color except for the top part. Let dry. Drying time depends upon the paint used. After the bulb is completely dry create and paint a festive holiday scene. After the bulb is completely dry tie a piece of ribbon, yarn or craft string at the top ”base” of the bulb. Viola! You now have a decorative ornament to adorn your Christmas tree.


Use Christmas stencils, rubber stamps, and stickers instead of free hand painting. You might want to add a little shimmer to your ornament by spraying a clear glitter finish coating. .

Safety Precautions:

Because light bulbs are thin and can easily break if not handled delicately cuts can occur. To avoid this from occurring, Please be careful when handling and make sure your hands are dry at all times. Keep plenty of paper towels around. If a Child is participating in this craft project adult supervision is advised.

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