These lamps are from Fabio de Minicis is known for his ability to make something out of nothing and while many of his projects are on a more grownup level, we think this one would be great to tackle with kids.
Simply save straws, plates and cups and adhere them together with a little glue (we love E-6000). Take your drill to it and make room for a wiring kit (found at your local craft or hardware store) and you'll be good to go. We love the bright colors, it's recycled nature and the fact that hello, the entire lampshade is made from Slurpee straws — how awesome is that?
We're pretty sure this project is enough to win you coolest parent of the year award and if not, it will at least clean our your pantry of all those leftover plastic bits from past parties! Check out more lighting ideas over at Fabio's blog, just make sure to let Google translate it for you!
(Image: Fabio de Minicis)