After contrary early reports, the Aurora Borealis probably won’t be coming to your state. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take in the night sky though! Get inspired by constellations and summer stars. This project on Forage Create Love makes easy and fun light up art.
How we did it: (follow instructions 1-4 above)
5. With the end of a sharp scissor cut little holes where the stars are supposed to be
6. Now take the string of LED lights and turn your canvas over and start pushing out the little light into the holes until you have done them all.
7. Take some masking tape and tape down the strings and power supply. and your done!
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