I know from experience that anything related to special needs adaptions is going to be expensive, but I was a theater technician and an electrician no less. I knew I could do this on the cheap.
All I needed was a few simple supplies:
1. Plastic shallow bin $8
2. Black acrylic paint $2
3. Scotch Clear Mounting Squares $2.50
4. Parchment paper or drawing paper
(use whatever paper ou have around the house)
5. Light source $10
Total cost: $22.50
1. For my bin I went to Storables and got a Scrapbook Case by Iris for $7.95
2. I already had black acrylic paint, so I used it to paint the inside of the sides of the box. Let dry.
4. I have purchased two stick up lights from Amazon, so I can test for best light coverage. I have been told that Christmas Lights work well too, but I would rather battery operated. ‘Buddy’ thinks cords are good teethers.
The first was a set of two LED bar lights. I would like this to word because the LEDs would use less batteries. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JVJBK8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The second is a more diffuse light, so we will see.
In the mean time I am testing is using a small photography light box my husband found at a garage sale. The plan is to use removable double stick tabs to hold the light in place inside the lid, which will now become the bottom of the lightbox.
Update: I decided I liked the LED bars better, but they required an extra sheet of paper over them to help diffuse the light.