I am ten years old and after hearing about the game Portal, I looked into it, and I had a bunch of ideas. But this light idea was the best, so I decided to put it on Instructables. After spending some time in Michaels, I found a cube shaped tissue box, and I made my useful cube light. What you'll need: 2 Durable, Cuttable Boxes Frosted Plastic Material Wire Hot Glue Gun and Glue White and Silver Acrylic Paints Tape LEDs Scissors Knife
Step 1: Cutting
For cutting your box, you will probably want to use an X- Knife. I used scissors, and they work just as well. Take a pencil and make a perfect X on the box. Measure the radius of the dowel object you are going to trace, and mark it from the center of your X. Trace a dowel object by the mark to get the circle perfectly aligned. When you're cutting, I recommend scoring before cutting.
Step 2: Painting
For painting, you're going to want to mix the silver or grey paint with the white. The ratio is about 85% silver/grey and 15% white. This ratio is used for painting the outside of the box. Once you have finished this, it's time to move onto the inside. For the inside, you're going to want about a 95:5 ratio(silver/grey to white). Once all of the painting is done, it's drawing time! Take a sharpie and outline all of the edges. After that, make lines to the holes like shown in the picture.