Introduction: LED Light Mashrooms
This LED Light Mushroom is a really easy and fun project. I actually was inspired by a project called "LED light tubes" you an find it at https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-light-tubes/
Hope you like this project and have fun.
Take a Colgate tube, or any toothpaste would work if it has no color.
Take out some paste in a plate. The amount depends on how much color do you want to make.
Then take any sort of color it can be acrylic also but don't use watercolor the point is to use a thick color i used Poster color. i took Ultramarine (blue). take a small amount of it with a brush and put it on the paste put it on the side.(use more amount if you want to make it darker)
Use the back of the brush to mix until all the colors is evenly distributed.
this part is optional but i used glitter(don't put all the colors at once it will become a total mess)(just look at the pictures)
Take a big size bottle an cut it with a cutter in the shape of a lamp.(or any shape would work)
Paint the inside of the mushroom not the top because when ever your gonna hold it all the color will be on your fingers. Don't make a thick layer we want to let the light out to give the effect.
After half an hour put an LED light turn it on at the night and put it on the garden grass if you want to make it permanent put in a real Bulb and glow whenever you want to.
The reason for me to use toothpaste and not actual paint was that a real paint will be thick won't give the effects but the toothpaste will be lighter and brighter.
you can also put the the toothpaste in a pattern but i went random.
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7 years ago on Introduction
I love the use of toothpaste! I never thought you could do anything like that. I'm sure it's nice and minty fresh for at least a couple days as well. :)
Reply 7 years ago on Introduction
thanks but it will dry after a few days