Easy make, kid friendly night light, this gives the kiddies independence of turning the light on or off on their own and has a fun appearance. The best bit of the design is the lack of a traditional on/off switch as it is operated by a magnetic reed switch, see the video below.
Magnet = £2.50 each set (I used alarm contacts)
Duck = £1.25 each (ebay)
LED's = 4p each (ebay)
Base = free (ofcuts and treasure found in garage)
Step 1: Magnet in duck
Drill a hole the same diameter as the magnetic contact mine required Ø15mm. Place it in the middle of the bottom of the duck. I used a hole saw in a cordless drill.
You must ensure you use the contact without the wires on.
The magnet is held in by friction, however if you want a more permanent fixing use hot glue