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'Hello Lighthouse' Decofoam Lighthouse

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Have you ever seen a lighthouse? Would you like to create one of your own?
This fun Book Week idea is based on the story ’Hello Lighthouse’ by Sophie Blackall, one of the many wonderful books on the CBCA shortlist for 2020.
  • Step 1Measure 6cm down from the point of your decofoam cone and cut off the top. Adult supervision is recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 2Using a hobby knife, carefully cut the top from a decofoam half circle so that it can stand upright. Adult supervision is recommended when using a hobby knife.
  • Step 3Attach the base of the decofoam cone to the base of the half circle using glue dots.
  • Step 4Use CleverPatch™ Acrylic Paint to decorate your lighthouse. We have decorated ours to look like the one featured in ‘Hello Lighthouse’ by Sophie Blackall. Allow to dry.
  • Step 5Decorate your plastic dome using paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 6Use a permanent pen to add windows and other details to your lighthouse.
  • Step 7Use glue dots to attach the base of the clear dome to the top of your decofoam lighthouse. Place a Battery LED Tealight on top of the dome’s base.
  • Step 8Gently screw the top of the dome on. Your Decofoam Lighthouse is now ready to shine a light on Book Week!

Materials used in this activity

Decofoam Cones - Pack of 8
Optional
Product Code: 11187
EACH $17.59 (inc GST) $15.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)          
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Decofoam Half Circles - Pack of 20
Optional
Product Code: 12852
EACH $9.89 (inc GST) $8.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $6.37 (inc GST) $5.79 (ex GST)          
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Micador Stay Anywhere Permanent Pens - Pack of 12
Optional
Product Code: 14216
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $17.59 (inc GST) $15.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Glue Dots - Permanent - Pack of 300
Optional
Product Code: 15173
EACH $14.29 (inc GST) $12.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $8.57 (inc GST) $7.79 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 16877
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 16884
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 16885
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Paint Brushes - Pack of 12
Optional
Product Code: 18227
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)          
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Hobby Knife - Each
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Product Code: 18766
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
10 to 19 $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST) 20 or more $2.74 (inc GST) $2.49 (ex GST)
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Battery LED Tealight Candles - Pack of 12
Optional
Product Code: 18915
EACH $24.19 (inc GST) $21.99 (ex GST)
5 to 9 $20.89 (inc GST) $18.99 (ex GST) 10 or more $18.14 (inc GST) $16.49 (ex GST)
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Clear Plastic Domes - Pack of 6
Optional
Product Code: 18941
EACH $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $9.89 (inc GST) $8.99 (ex GST)          
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