How to Make A Dump Truck Light!

A dump truck light!

For one of my design classes, our assignment was to design a light for under $10. At first, I thought, how am I ever going to do this for under $10.00? So I put my creative thinking cap on, searched images on Google, brainstormed with a buddy, and came up with this….

Our youngest son who was 4 at the time loved everything trucks. What 4 year old boy doesn’t love trucks. So I made him this dump truck light for less than $10.00 using a Tonka truck that I had as a hand-me-down, also hand-me-down DUPLO.  The only thing I needed to buy was the light from Ikea for $6.00 which fit into my $10.00 budget perfectly!


We measured a hole that would fit the light fixture minus the light bulb and marked the spot accordingly and cut it out.


I used a lamp I bought from Ikea for $6.00  Before you cut, make sure the lamp will fit the hole.


I added duplo because of the big colorful sizes.


Put the light in the hole, add the bulb, shade and duplo, and you have yourself a dump truck light.


My son ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT and had it for years until he grew out of it.

Click here to see the post on Ikea Hackers

When he grew out of it, I redid his room in a Sk8Park theme. Click here to see his new room!

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