Make your own eco-friendly lights using recycled Plastic Lids!
Create your own lights using recycled plastic lids sourced from local cafes, council recycling stations, friends, colleagues and from your household waste!
The lights featured here were created for an art project (Wasted Exhibit), where approximately 5500 recycled plastic caps were obtained weighing18kg in total.
The lights were inspired by sea creatures such as sea anemones and the original shell collectors, commonly known as 'Carrier' shells (Xenophora pallidula), which attach detritus from the ocean floor to their shells.
These light balls were constructed using recycled plastic lids because plastic when lit, emits a soft glowing light reminiscent of creatures from an underwater world.
To Make them:
The balls consist of a chinese lantern made from acrylic, an LED light globe+cord kit, recycled plastic caps attached with a glue gun.
The balls are fairly sturdy and easy to make for ages 8+
The Wasted Exhibition was featured on ABC Statewide Tasmania radio and was exhibited at Huonville Library in 2018.