How to Make a Projector for Kids

Written by jessica frame | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Projector for Kids
Projectors are educational and fun for kids. (boy with transparency projector image by Pavel Losevsky from

Creating a projector for your child's room is an activity that isn't only educational, but can also serve as a night light. Projectors can display a limitless number of images onto your child's wall. Be sure to keep rechargeable batteries around for the flashlight so your children can use this anytime of the day.

Poke a hole into the bottom of the plastic cup using the scissors.

Cut a piece of waxed paper just slightly bigger than the top of the cup, leaving enough to hang over the edges of the mouth of the cup.

Draw a picture on the piece of paper you just cut out with a permanent marker. Try drawing something simple, such as stars, to begin with.

Place the waxed paper on to the top of the cup and secure with a rubber band.

Place the flashlight at the hole on the bottom of the cup and point towards a blank wall.

Turn and rotate the cup to get the best image.

Move the flashlight closer or further away from the hole in the bottom of the cup. This will make the image bigger and smaller as well as make it more clear or distorted.

Things you need

  • Plastic cup
  • Scissors
  • Waxed paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Rubber band
  • Flashlight

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