This is an incredibly easy craft to make. Best of all, its cheap and easy to find the parts too!Lamp:
About 100 ~ 150 plastic spoons. (more or less depending on what size shape you are making)
Choose a bottle closest to what shape you want
I wanted to use a large Martinelli's apple juice bottle but couldn't find one.
Hot glue + hot glue gun
Scissors (or knife) to cut the heads off the spoons.
Ribbon cable or wire of some kind
[Pick any 1 of the following]
Arduino (if you have the money)
Microcontroller (if you have the know-how)
Switch (if you just want it to be an on-off light)
[And another 1 of these]
Light bulb (really low power so as not to melt the glue)
Small fluorescent bulb
RGB LED (+ 3 100 ohm resistors)
Super bright LED of any color (+1 resistor)
about $1-3 for the spoons if you don't already have them
about $1 for the bottle
about $3 for the bulb or LED
controller cost varies (arduino being the most expensive, and a switch or microcontroller costing less than a dollar)
About 45 mins to 2 hours to glue the spoons depending on how hot your glue gun is and how large your shape is. The hotter your glue, the longer it takes to dry, meaning you move slower. And then another 15 mins to upload a sketch and wire up the light.