To make these beautiful, sparkly, little Diva Lamps, you will need:
- A cardboard tube
- Cardboard box e.g. pizza box
- Coloured tissue paper
- PVA glue
- Paint brush or glue stick
- A roller glue stick (just to attach the cardboard tube to the cardboard, as it works better than PVA for this job)
- Sequins, jewels
- Glitter glue (glitter works just as well, but a little more messy!)
- BATTERY OPERATED TEA LIGHTS (I have written this in bold, as please, please, do not use a real tea light. These Diva Lamps are made from cardboard and tissue paper, so they will burn)
We started by cutting our cardboard tubes to make them about 5cm tall, then snipped them, to about half way, and pushed them out to make a ‘flower,’ as shown:
We then roughly drew a 12cm long x 9cm wide (at the middle) egg shape. The size doesn’t really matter, but you just need to ensure that tube cut out will fit on the largest end (as shown in the next stage below)
Next, we put plenty of glue (using the roller glue stick) onto the largest end of the egg shaped cardboard and stuck our flower tubes down.
We cut lots of different coloured tissue paper into strips and covered our Divas using PVA glue. I would suggest covering the parts you have just glued down first, to ensure they stay in place, then continue to cover the remaining cardboard. Don’t worry if the tissue paper goes over the edge, it can easily be cut back into shape, once dry.
Once our divas were completely covered, we left them to dry over night (as we had made them in the evening!)
The next morning, we tidied up the edges of our Divas, then decorated them with sequins, jewels and splashes of glitter glue.
As the girls really wanted to take them to School, I used hair dryer to dry them (!!!), but they should usually be dry after a couple of hours or so if left.
We then popped in our battery operated tea lights, and our Diwali Divas were complete!