Lights on: Day time
Lights dimmed: Sunset
Lights off: Night time
My latest craft project is a bit of an oddity – in fact, I didn’t really know what to call it, the best I could come up with is a Night and Day dimmer switch dial. Basically, it’s a fun cardboard attachment for a rotary dimmer switch (the ones with a round knob). When the lights are fully-on the dial displays a rural scene with the sun high in the sky, as the lights are dimmed the sun begins to set and the moon and stars begin to appear!
The inspiration for this craft came from my love of pop-up books, you know, the books where you are invited to ‘pull’, ‘turn’ and ‘open’ things. And also in part to MacGyver, the 80s TV show – I’ve always been interested in low tech gadgetry, the sort of stuff you can make from digging about in the kitchen draw (the one congested with old batteries, torches, paperclips, cotton reels and the like). With this in mind I wondered whether there were any household items that could be given the pop-up book treatment – this is what I came up with.
Anyway, I hope you like it, it was quick to make and actually worked very well. If you’d like to make your own, download the colour artwork and follow the instructions below. Good luck!
Please note: If you have any questions, or need help, just leave me a comment and I’ll respond as quickly as I can.
1) Collectable instructions – stick them on the fridge
2) Colour artwork – just print them out and start making
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