It's So Easy to Build These Solar-Powered Nightlights


Make Daylight Saving Time's extra sunshine work for you.

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Hooray, it’s finally Daylight Saving Time! Sunshine that stretches loooong into the evening is so conducive to enjoying that summery outdoor lifestyle: having dinner out on the patio, enjoying dessert or after-dinner cocktails on the porch, and, if you’re a kid, playing outside right up until bedtime. The best!

Solar power is a great way to make that sweet daylight keep working for you even after it gets dark. And this has to be the cutest way of all to harness that power in a fun way: solar nightlights shaped like miniature homes, apartment buildings, and townhouses. Leave them on a sunny windowsill all day, and they glow for up to five hours after dark.

Created by French company Litogami, Casagami solar nightlights are made of recycled card stock—recycling and solar power, can’t beat that for eco-friendliness—and ship flat-packed with their own solar-LED adhesive panels. The blank card stock looks attractively minimalist all on its own, in my opinion, but it can be drawn on, painted, glitter-coated, or otherwise decorated to your crafty little heart’s content. Why not make a project of it with the kids in your life? Get several different house shapes, assemble and decorate the lights together, and your child will have a lovely little illuminated village to lull them to sleep when those long summer days are over and it’s finally time for bed. Creative, educational, and adorable: Happy summer!

Casagami Solar Nightlight House
moma.org
$10.00
Casagami Solar Nightlight Townhouse
moma.org
$10.00
Casagami Solar Nightlight Loft
moma.org
$10.00

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