This is my Super Mario mystery block lamp project 100% in cardboard. It can be made whit a very little budget and two days of work!
The size of the model can be modify to attend your demand too
Step 1: #1 Materials!
-A full mid size box in cardboard
- A4 paper
-Glues: Hot, White, Contact
-LED and battery
Step 2: #2 Preparing the Model
I got this free paper model toy in the web. Whit Illustrator we can print the image in a tile range, scaling the model to your own need.
After print, just build up the model!
Whit the model in your hands, just move the form to a cardboard base.
Save the model after work, you can build another lamp in the future!
Step 3: #3 Building It
Is quite simple, just close the box with the glue of your choice
Don't forghet to left one face open, we must put the light on first.
Step 4: #4 Painting
Because of the color and the absorption of the cardboard it's necessary to paint the cube with a white cover.
After two layers...
Paint with you favorite colours!
To glow in dark light, I used some neon paint
Varnish its a great idea too!
Step 5: #5 Finishing
Let's finish it!
Cut the cellophane and glue inside the box to cover up the question marks.
Tape a LED in a battery and put inside the box with some wire
Close the box with glue and wire it up!!!
Hope you enjoy! =)
Sorry by my poor english =/