Re: Light boxes?
I took a bunch of ideas from pinterest and put them together. I took a 12 x 12 scrabook paper container that I already had and lined the top with a cereal bag (free wax paper!) and the sides with foil. I had a small strand of white on white wire Christmas lights. The cord fits out the back hinge without needing to make a hole in the box. The I took the top off another of the containers so that it has a lipped lid for messy projects. I didn't have to buy a thing except some water beads- $2 for like 10 pkgs on amazon, free ship!
Jul, Mama to 1/2 dozen boys; and been doing those "off-beat" parenting things way before they were cool and learning more each day!