Lamp Shades

Take a plain, store-bought lampshade, and then add some personality by decorating it yourself.
Decorated Lamp Shade Activity for Kids
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Lamp Shades


  1. Inexpensive, plain cardboard lamp shades
  2. Felt-tipped markers or paint markers
  3. Paint
  4. Old fabric
  5. Glue
  6. Fringe


Put out the possible decoration supplies and let your child decide on how the lamp shade will be decorated. If you plan to put it in a bedroom, you might want to talk about color schemes, or put out only the paint or fabric that would match the room.