This film canister flashlight was more fun to build then an Altoids flashlight and feels so much more comfortable in our hands. Don't get us wrong, the Altoids tins are great. We just love the handiness of this little guy and no metal shavings when you drill into it!. We had it out by the pool as a nice affect, hanging in the basement where we needed extra light, by Cool Cat's bed as a night light, Ally Cat took it to school to hang in her locker, and of course we all use it as a flashlight.
Step 1: Materials
3 Volt Battery (not pictured)
1 to 3 Magnets (depends on your method)
2 Wires (of different color and about five inches long)
Toggle Switch (not pictured)
Step 2: Magnets
The first magnet is to hold the flashlight up on magnetic surfaces.
Place a bead of glue into the bottom of the film canister and add your magnet. This will need to be a fairly strong magnet to hold the canister up. We found 1 inch ceramic magnets worked well and did not cost to much.