Step 3: Projection

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I made a makeshift projector using a box, a lamp and some tape. Project the transparency onto the wall. I found that using a light bulb without the "frosting" on the inside made for a clearer picture.
Junk2jewels2 months ago

Awesome way to do a mural and save a bundle on a projector! Thank you so much for sharing!! I'm ready to try this!! Adorable wall you guys did too!

Teresa Emrich10 months ago

This is a wonderful "pin". I am a retired teacher, used overhead projectors hundreds of times, but NEVER knew I could build my own. Thank you…we are expecting grand babies in March & May, so this has my "teacher" brain at work.

Kbm1232 years ago
I am trying this right now and cannot get the image to show on the wall
sleeder3 years ago
Any good tips to make transparencies???
You can take any image to one of the office supply chain stores or a copy shop and they will make one for you. Its fairly inexpensive.. If you want just outlines, then as far as I know, you'll have to make that yourself as suggested.
TIP: Depending on what you are looking for, GOOGLE your image, look for "cutouts" or "color pages" print them out, you can copy/paste multiple images on one sheet of paper to make your transparencies. Nine times out of ten, you can find just the outlined images.... :)
When I would prepare the nursery at church for VBS or "just because" I would always make my transparencies. I would copy my images to regular copy paper, then I would take my blank transparencies, run them through my copier like I would the paper....PERFECT transparencies every time, no need to trace or strive for perfection. One year the theme was about "Underwater" and being that I had 4-5 year olds, I needed to bring it down to their level which ended up with "Nemo" I have to say, the kids and I were thrilled with the finished product and I had many many compliments.... :)
** I would like to stress using the thicker transparencies rather than the thin ones. The thinner ones will come out somewhat "melted" making the image blurred. Its worth investing extra pennies....! Also make sure you use the right side, but if you don't, they still work....!
jscott313 years ago
I used a page protector from a binder and drew the image on with permanent marker. Now I just need to find a box....
tmoose3 years ago
For transparencies I would suggest using permanent marker on laminating paper or maybe wax paper? I'm not sure how wax paper would work but I know laminating paper would work well.
zeechan5 years ago
I would have never thought of making a projector like that! Thanks for the idea. Makes it so much easier to trace on the walls to paint now. ;)
Tamdort5 years ago
I like your projector idea,I was thinking to buy on.
jeff-o6 years ago
Nice work with the projection box! A halogen spotlight would also produce a nice, crisp image. The most useful place to find one is in a halogen desk lamp.