I'm sure many other Tot Schooling moms can relate when I say that I have been drooling over light panels for a while. All those beautiful Pinterest boards dedicated to light table play... sigh. However, with the light panel I wanted costing almost $200, purchasing one was just out of the question.
After some discussion with my dad, I decided to make one. The plan was to get a couple of fluorescent lights, build a box around them, and slap some Plexiglas on top. I was thinking it might be a good birthday present. I had mentioned this to my boyfriend because he volunteers at the Habitat for Humanities store and I thought maybe he could keep an eye out for some inexpensive Plexiglas for me.
Well he did me one better. One day he showed up with this beautiful light box! It is basically a wooden box made of baseboards and trim pieces. It has LED lights in the bottom and a removable power cord with an on/off switch. I was completely floored! I am so excited Xander will have this wonderful new tool for tot school! My brain kicked into overdrive thinking of all of the possibilities! Be prepared for some light table posts in the near future!
Note: the Plexiglass in the picture had not been frosted yet.