Four ideas to make yourself

Your children’s nighttime sleep is a big topic among parents because restful sleep is especially important for their development (and for the parents’ recovery). It is all the more important that children get a good and comfortable rest. However, some do not like the dark, it even scares some.

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A night lamp can be a faithful sleeping companion for children and parents, because the soft glow always gives children orientation. It is reassuring. For older children, the snooze lights are ideal when they need to use the toilet at night.

Babies also benefit from a night light

And even babies benefit from the night light. Even at the age of zero to five months, a little lullaby can help develop a sleep-wake rhythm. Babies from six to about 18 months learn separation fear, in children from 18 months the imagination and possible fears are increasingly maturing. Then begins the time when there might be a monster under the bed. Night lights can then give children the feeling that they are not alone, or show them that there is no monster around with the little twinkle.

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It is important for a sleep light that it emits a warm, reddish hue, because blue light decreases the release of the sleep hormone melatonin and makes you more awake. In addition, the night light should not be too bright. Reading a book should be difficult with such a glow.

There is a large selection of night lights on the market. The solution can also be: do it yourself! This is quite easy and can be done quickly with few household materials.

In the jungle

A little wildness in the children’s room: It works with this lamp.

This is necessary: a glass, size of your choice, fairy lights, absorbent paper, black construction paper, pencil, scissors, double-sided tape, various sheets of paper, animal templates from the Internet or a book

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How to do it:

Place the glass on the absorbent paper and mark the height with a pen on the edge of the glass. Then roll the glass over the paper once until the paper is wrapped around the glass. Mark the spot and cut out the resulting rectangle and set it aside. Create a silhouette motif: Print a template from the internet, cut it out, transfer it to black construction paper and cut it out, or draw the figure from a book with transparent paper and also transfer it to black paper and cut it out. Apply double-sided adhesive strips to the entire bottom and top edge of the glass. Place the leaves and paper figures alternately around the bottom edge of the adhesive strip. Glue prepared absorbent paper to the adhesive strip around the glass and finally insert a string of lights.

dwarfs

People who are especially happy are said to glow from within.  That is literally the case with this dwarf.

People who are especially happy are said to glow from within. That is literally the case with this dwarf.

This is necessary: a transparent cup, wool thread, LED tea light, small pom pom (from the craft supplies), alternatively: cotton wool, acrylic paint and brush or red and black permanent pen, red cardboard, scissors, super glue

How to do it:

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Place the cup open side down on the work surface. Apply glue to the bottom third and wrap the wool thread around it. Cut the thread at the end and secure with glue. Draw the face on the cup with the permanent markers or with acrylic paint and a brush. Cut a circle out of the red construction paper, about three centimeters larger than the bottom of the cup. Then it becomes a flat hat. If you want it more pointed and larger, you can use a saucer as a template. Then cut the circle in one place down the middle and roll the paper up into a cone. Fix this with glue. Glue the pompon to the tip of the resulting hat. Place the hat on the bottom of the cup and secure it with glue at the points where both touch each other. Place an LED tealight under the finished elf.

good moon

“The moon has risen.”

This is necessary: LED light chain, narrow cardboard, transparent paper, cutting knife, cutting mat, template, pencil, glue and adhesive strips, scissors, string for hanging if necessary. acrylic paint or pens for painting, possibly

How to do it:

Put together a template with motifs of your choice – such as fairy tale characters, knight’s castle or moon and stars – which can be copied from books or printed from the internet. Transfer the motifs to the lid of the box with a pencil and cut out with the carving knife. Glue a suitable sized piece of tracing paper over the cut out motif. Spread the string of lights in the box and secure it with adhesive strips. Cut out a rectangle for the light switch on the back of the box so it can be turned on and off from the outside. Secure the switch in the box with adhesive tape. If you want to hang the light, drill a hole with the scissors on two sides, pass a wire through and tie the ends in the box. Close the box and you’re done. If you want, you can paint it with colors.

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On the open sea

Not only lighthouses show the way on the open sea.

Not only lighthouses show the way on the open sea.

This is necessary: LED tealight, tracing paper

How to do it:

Place an A4 sheet of paper upright on the table and fold the bottom to the top so that it splits. Turn the sheet 90 degrees and repeat the folding and unfolding again. Lay the sheet down with the opening facing down. Fold the top two corners into a center fold. Important: The open side must be at the bottom. Fold the overhanging bottom edge up on one side. Turn the sheet over and fold up the other side as well. Reach into the opening from below and make a hat by pulling it towards the center to form a square. Fold the bottom corner up to the tip, turn the hat over and also fold the bottom corner up on the other side. Reach into the opening from below and fold the hat up. Pull the top corners apart. Place an LED tealight in the finished ship.

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