Easy Light Switch Cover Decoration

  • Light Switch Cover
  • Mod Podge or White Glue
  • Brush
  • Tissue or scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Large scrap paper, cheap tablecloth or place mats.

In this craft I use tissue or scrapbook paper to decorate the light switch because I’m not very artistic. If you’d like to paint a design on the light switch, I suggest using Gesso to prime the plastic so the paint will have something to grab onto.

Easy light switch cover kids craft supplies
Decorating a light switch supplies

I use large scrap paper or place mats to protect my working surface so it is easy to clean up.

Use the pencil to trace an outline on the scrapbook paper. Then cut the outline a bit larger so it can curve over the slanted edges of the light plate.

Easy Light Switch Decorating craft
Glue the scrapbook paper over the light switch leaving enough room to curve over the slanted edges of the light plate.
Easy Light Switch Decoration kid craft
Back of light switch

If you have a sharp craft knife you can trim the edges closer to the light switch edges. I only had scissors so I glued the edges to the back. Take care not to make it too bulky.

When using tissue paper you can cut geometric shapes, just tear the paper, or if you’re really artistic you can make it into fun shapes like bears or dolls. I’ve never had much luck doing intricate shapes with tissue paper.

Using tissue paper on the light switch cover you don’t need to be precise.

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you like this craft and if you’d like to see more cheap and easy crafts for kids.

Page a Day Calendar Bookmarks

DIY Bookmark kids craft
Everything you need for a bookmark. Skittles Optional.

Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Tag or Cardstock
  • Image
  • Mod Podge (or glue)
  • Paint (I used acrylic that cost $1 each)
  • Large paper, cheap tablecloth, or place mats to protect your work surface and make clean-up very easy.

I use old Page-A-Day Calendar pages for this project. You can also use magazine images or just rubber stamp an image on to the paint. I don’t recommend using an image you print out on an ink jet printer. The wet glue will cause the image colors to run.

Painting a tag craft
Paint tag or card stock with a sponge for texture. Multiple paints for a layered effect.

Using a paintbrush, sponge or even your hands, paint the tag or cardstock. I like to use a few different colors to give it more visual depth. I prefer using a sponge to give the paint a bit of texture.

Easy Bookmark kid craft
Glue image onto cardstock after the paint has dried.

You can either cut the image out in a block, or you can get fiddly and cut out just the image of the character.

Page a day calendar bookmark craft
Cutting out just the image of the character.

Use the Mod Podge or white glue to glue the picture to the bookmark. Then go over the entire bookmark with Mod Podge or white glue.

Calendar bookmarks easy craft
Sometimes you may need to weigh down the bookmark while the paint and the glue dry.

Allow the bookmark to air dry a bit and then place it in wax paper and place it under a heavy weight. I like to use an old box and dumbbells. I use the box so the weight is distributed evenly.

Using a large sheet of paper or cheap tablecloth can make clean up much easier.

The paper I’m using here was packing material for something I ordered. I also used cheap plastic place mats, Dollar Tree tablecloths, or used paper like junk mail or old school papers.

The glue and paint was out very easily and it’s best to do it as soon as the project is complete.

Thanks for coming to my blog. Please let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more super easy crafts.