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!
Here goes the list:
-A full mid size box in cardboard
- A4 paper
-Glues: Hot, White, Contact
-LED and battery
Step 2: #2 Preparing the Model
The same old trick
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
To make it easy to fold I used a ruller and some pressure to mark the cardboard
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
It's time to paint!
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
Now we have the colours!
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 =/