Mini Lighthouse


This tiny lighthouse makes a nice night-light; its soft glow is just bright enough to lead your child to the safe harbor of his bed

  • white plastic tape
  • 18-ounce red plastic cup with a circular bottom
  • 9-ounce clear plastic cup
  • black card stock
  • tacky glue
  • battery-operated tea light *


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Tape three white stripes around the red cup.

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Trace the bottom of the clear plastic cup onto the black card stock.

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Cut out the circle you traced, along with two small rectangles for the windows and a larger rectangle for the door.

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Trim the top inch or so from the clear cup so that it sits on the red cup with about a half inch of overlap.

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Use tacky glue to adhere the black circle to the bottom of the clear cup.

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Glue the windows and door to the red cup, set the tea light on the top, and place the plastic cup over the light.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeannine Findley
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 07:53:31

    trying to make the mini lighthouse for my bible class Why don’t the pictures show up with the instructions? They refer me to another website which is a Disney site and the light house isn’t even on that site thank you very much.


  2. eingmund
    Oct 19, 2015 @ 10:25:09

    Is there a specific brand of the red plastic cups that you use for this? On Amazon it looks like I can get a better price on cups made by a company called Berkley and Jensen, but I’m not sure if they’re the same size as SOLO cups. I appreciate your help. Thanks!


  3. Cindy Hamrick
    Jul 01, 2016 @ 18:24:49

    Having a hard time finding plastic tape. Have a suggestion for source?

    Home Depot, Loews or Menards has that thinner (1 “) red colored vinyl tape that is like duct tape – that would work.


  4. Dee
    Aug 10, 2016 @ 01:33:16

    I was looking at this light house night light and my 4 yr old grand son seen it and as I continued reading the simple instructions I definitely will be making this for a Christmas present not only for my baby but others too! THANK YOU so much for your help.


  5. Jancy Peter
    Jan 23, 2017 @ 04:21:50

    This is a great craft. My son’s 4th grade class is going on a field trip to St. Augustine and what better way to learn about the lighthouse by doing this craft. SOLO clear cups worked the best.


  6. Sheryl Hulse
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 16:34:07

    you can find the tape in the electrical department.


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