DIY for Kids: Glitter Light Switch

Create this fun project with your child from the first ever HGTV Magazine for kids.


Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

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Materials Needed:

  • switch plate
  • paint (Glitter Blast Sparkling Waters by Krylon)
  • screws
  • drill or screwdriver
  • painter's tape (0.7-inch wide)

Step 1

Unscrew the switch plate from the wall or use a new one from the hardware store. Use 0.7"-wide painter’s tape to tape off zigzags on the plate.

Step 2

Spray the plate with glitter spray paint. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry.

Step 3

Screw the plate onto the wall.

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