DIY SPARKLE CAVE = HOURS OF FUN

Before the fairy lights get wound up and put away for another year, perhaps they could make a pit-stop as a pretty sparkle cave?

I’ve seen images of this idea kicking around Pinterest so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s super easy and certainly beats making a fort out of throw rugs and cushions for the hundredth time. It took me about 5 minutes to make and the kids played in it all afternoon.

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  • A box large enough to fit a small human inside
  • A pencil
  • Some LED fairy lights
  • A small human (or a cat, the result will be basically the same)

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Pretty self explanatory really. Put the box on its side. Make holes with a pencil in the side that forms the ceiling. Then poke the lights through the holes from the top. If your kids are particularly ‘grabby’ you could tape the lights in from the outside so they don’t pull them through.

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Switch on the lights then add a small human, cat or similar.

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Achtung! Safety notice! Obviously this involves electricity, so use low voltage LED lighting, make sure the kids are supervised, and don’t let them take any drinks or liquids into their cave.

Photography & styling: Emma Scott-Child
Thanks to Elliot and Frida.