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« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2006 05:02:50 AM »

I'm not sure why Lite Brite hasn't come out with a cool lampshade with different "patterns" to overlay...I know I would play with it all the time!  I also browsed the internet looking for some type of suitable sustitute for a Lite Brite lampshade but wasn't able to find anything.

So, I decided I simply had to have my very own Lite Bright lampshade so I grabbed an old, stained lampshade and my tools.  I used a hammer and nail to create the holes for the pegs and then used a screwdriver to bore them out a little bit.  Then I just snapped those pegs in and they are holding amazingly well.  I assumed I'd be using some type of glue to keep them from popping out all over the place, but they are sticking in really tight. 

I couldn't decide on any specific designs or words, so I just did some basic swirls.  I ran out of pegs so I've already been browsing the auction site to get some more.  I'll be browsing the thrift stores for refills, too.  This is the first of many because I have so many ideas for designs.  I'm a Lite Brite fool, I tell ya.

Thanks for any comments!

Update:

Someone asked about painting on the pegs but since I didn't have any type of stained glass paints on hand, I tried some StazOn stamping inks.  I love the effects!  I just basically rolled the pegs over the stamp pad and tried different color combinations. 

This is blue and purple...

And SeaGreen which is green and yellow and a little bit of blue...

And Fire with red, orange and yellow...

And I had to try a rainbow one with all of the colors...

The inks that I used...

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Cool Oh my god!  I had light bright when I was a kid and just loved playing with them. You better believe that I will try and do this. It will be so much fun.
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« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2006 02:15:43 PM »

I love it... you have inspred me to make  a picture  for my dd for her room to put on a wall with a flouresant light behind it.. i am going to use a canvas & paint it black then put a design on it then insert the pegs...to find the the right design...
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« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2006 12:46:04 PM »

Every kid in America would want one.
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« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2006 12:55:19 PM »

please let me know if you find any specific kits with litebrite refills that aren't like..."my little pony" themed. i have a litebrite CUBE! and i wanted more pegs for it...but all i could find were tiny refills pack that had little kid cartoon themes.
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« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2006 08:38:27 PM »

That's VERY cool!
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« Reply #75 on: November 18, 2006 08:54:46 PM »

I. Want. One.
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« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2007 01:55:47 PM »

Wow!!!!!  I've always liked Lite Brite, and here's just another reason to look for them!  On a side note, to please my inner child, I recently purchased a Lite Brite pen.  It's a mini Lite Brite board and pegs on a pen.  I'll have to try to make a night light out of my mini lite bright!!  Well, that's if I can find extra pegs, so I can play with my pen, too!!
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« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2007 08:00:07 AM »

I don't know if someone already mentioned this (sorry, I didn't read all the posts), but you can get the pegs from Hasbro directly:
http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=19193

Also, check with Toys R Us. Sometimes they get the basic refill sets in without the themes.

Way cool idea, by the way! Obviously you've gotten some gears turning for other craftsters...
Love it!
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