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Make your own decorative lampshade with Strawbees! This Instructable will show you how to make a customized lamp to light up your room from just paper, some straws, and a few Strawbees. This Instructable is for a basic cube lampshade, but the sky is the limit for shapes you could make for this.

Caution: do not use candles or hot light bulbs to light up this lampshade, as it is flammable. A battery-operated dome light works nicely, and can be readily found at a dollar store or elsewhere.

Step 1: Materials

  • 8 three-armed strawbees
  • 12 straws cut to 7 inches long each
  • 4 sheets tracing paper
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Color printer

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