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Marquee Mirror

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/AWnhCVoy7Ls



Hosts: Jenny Barnett Rohrs

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Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
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Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
2 hours


Marquee Mirror


Materials needed:

  1. Elmer’s® Craft Bond®Tacky Glue
  2. 12” FloraCraft® STYROFOAM™ flat wreath
  3. Light string
  4. Plastic knife
  5. Chopstick
  6. Tulle ribbon
  7. Straight pins
  8. U pins
  9. Plastic mirror
  10. Cardboard
  11. White glue
  12. Scrap of ribbon
  13. Glitter craft foam
  14. Scissors
  15. Marker


  1. Using wreath as a guide trace the OUTSIDE on cardboard using a marker. Cut out with scissors.

  2. Using the INSIDE of the wreath as a guide, trace with marker on plastic mirror, making sure protective film covering is still on it. CUT 1 inch OUTSIDE of your traced line.

  3.  Using white glue, adhere the plastic mirror onto cardboard, centering the mirror. Let dry.

  4.  Using a plastic knife, cut a narrow channel for the light cord. Poke cord inside wreath. Use a pencil to poke a slightly bigger hole for lightbulbs. Repeat all the way around. Use a U pin to secure battery box to wreath. Add batteries. Add light bulb covers to light string.

  5.  Add light bulb covers to light string. Using tulle ribbon, wrap wreath going around completely. Use an extra wrap of tulle to secure battery box. Cut off excess tulle ribbon with scissors. Attach with U pins on back.

  6.  Remove protective film from mirror. Attach back with pins. Attach a ribbon hanger on back with pins.

 Cut stars from Glitter foam. Attach to the front with pins to cover battery box but still allow access.

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