Skip to main content

Reply to "Special Lighting Effects. Shining efects, "Galaxy," "Nebula," "Stars" "Night time""

Here's a quick way to project a star or stars onto the ceiling for your story.


I looked at a number of "how to" videos on this, and here are my keys:

  1. Make sure the tube or roll of paper covers the entire flashlight, otherwise the light leakage will run the effect.

  2. If you have a large flashlight, you can roll cardstock into a cone shape, tape it, then tape the aluminum foil over the small end and use the large end of the cone to cover your flashlight.

  3. Use a high lumens flashlight to create bright stars at a distance. 600 lumens or higher. 

  4. LED flashlights with more than one light-emitting diode will unfortunately produce multiple stars for each hole you poke in the foil.  For best effect, use a flashlight with only ONE light bulb or one LED.

    Example:  Here's a star I projected onto our blue nebula effect (described in the post above). Notice it has three stars even though I only poked one hole in the foil. That's because my flashlight had three LEDs in it and each created its own projection. If you only want one star, use a flashlight with only one LED or bulb.


Images (2)
  • StarProjector
  • mceclip0 Inc. is a volunteer-run, 100% member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit Sunday School lesson ministry. You are welcome to borrow and adapt content for non-commercial teaching purposes --as long as both the site and author are referenced. Inc reserves the right to manage, move, condense, delete, and otherwise improve all content posted to the site. Read our Terms of Service. is rated5 stars on Google based on 51 reviews. Serving a global community including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, and more!