Light up the night with some genie magic! Make a string of DIY Genie Dream Lights with your child, then cuddle up with a Tala or Nahal plush while watching your favorite episode of Shimmer and Shine.
(Difficulty Level: Medium)
What You’ll Need
10 Disposable plastic drinking cups (thin and clear, or lightly frosted)
Gold, blue, and pink glitter
White string lights (with 20 tiny light bulbs)
2 Nylon zip ties
How To Make
Step One: Poke a small hole into the bottom of each of the 10 plastic cups. With a pair of scissors, cut an X shape through each hole.
Step Two: Use a paint brush to coat the outside of one cup with decoupage glue. Make sure to also cover the rim and bottom.
Step Three: Sprinkle pink glitter onto the wet decoupage glue.
Repeat steps two and three with each cup until you have 3 blue cups, 3 gold cups, and 4 pink cups. Allow several hours for cups to dry.
Step Four: Take one dry cup at a time and carefully push a string light bulb through each cup’s X mark. Start one bulb in from the end and alternate glitter colors. Make sure to skip a bulb each time, until all 10 cups are strung across the entire string of lights.
Step Five: Use a nylon zip tie to attach each end of the string of lights to your desired area. Trim the hanging end of the zip tie with a pair of scissors. Sturdy string or rope would also work.
Note: These lights should not get hot and will not melt the cups. However, I do recommend that you unplug the lights when you are not in the room with your child as a precautionary measure and to help conserve electricity.