Lighthouse in a Bottle
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How do you turn this bottle into this? I'm Lee Woodruff at the craft table with Family Fun and this decorative lighthouse is just the thing to brighten up a rainy day.
You'll need a one and a half liter sport water bottle, a craft knife, aluminum foil, red acrylic paint, black tape, Play-Doh or clay, a flashlight, and white craft foam. Use a craft knife to cut the bottle in half. Glue aluminum foil inside the cone shaped portion of the top half to create a reflective dome. Once the glue is dry, use red acrylic paint to coat the outside of the foil lined section. When the paint is dry apply vertical strips of black tape around the unpainted part of the bottle top. In the bottom half of the bottle pack of baseball sized lump of Play-Doh or clay. Stand a flashlight upright in the clay and press down hard. Cut a notch down from the bottle's edge so you can reach the switch on the flashlight. Next, take a piece of craft foam, cut to size, and make sure it fits around your bottle, extending about four inches above. Now, lay the bottle on top of the foam and using a pen or pencil mark where the switch opening is and cut it out. You're almost done. Fit the cut edge of the bottle top just inside the foam sleeve and tape along the edge as a decorative element. If you like, you can add some wax paper for more of a glow. Your finished lighthouse makes a great accessory for camping, sleepovers, or even a night light.