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“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Long-time Instructables user, first-time contributor. My partner and I have a special place in our heart for the book Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). We thought it would be fun to make our own little home planet - a paper-mache lamp lit by a single LED. You could either wire up the LED yourself, or you could use a readymade battery-powered LED light. Make sure to only use lights that don't create much heat, as paper + hot light bulb could be dangerous.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Picture of Gather Materials

For Lampshade & Rose

  • Balloon
  • White Tissue Paper
  • School Glue
  • Fake flowers or fabric cut into flower shapes (ours were recycled from a dollar store lei)
  • Fibreoptic Cable (optional, ours was salvaged from an old Christmas tree)
  • Green Paint
  • Glue Gun
  • Large Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Masking Tape

For Light

Either (Easy):

  • Battery Powered LED light from around the house

Or (DIY):

  • 1 LED (we used a 3mm warm white LED)
  • 1000 Ohm Resistor
  • Toggle Switch (note: the one we use is overkill for this project, it has three settings on-off-on, you only need one that can do on-off)
  • 9V Battery Connector + Battery
  • Spare Wire
  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Helping Hands
38ren1 year ago

I love the use of fiberoptics, and your final product came out beyond gorgeous! Great instructable :)

Somewhere, Antoine is surely smiling. What an inspired project!

I agree, +1!

That is awesome! The Little Prince is one of my favorite books. I would love to have one of these.

Thanks. We had a lot of fun making it!