I received a very exciting gift from my in-laws this Christmas- my very own light-box. My father in-law made it and I am very grateful. I wanted one for my illustration pursuits but once it was safe at home I realised that a light box could be a source of fun and learning for the kids as well.
We tried a wide array of objects from around the house on the light-box but it's official, our extensive button collection was by far the most interesting. We spent some time sorting the buttons which were opaque from the ones which were not and discussing why they either shone brightly or appeared to become black when placed against the light. I'm sure you'll be seeing more light-box experiments from us in the future.