Papercut lightboxes are magical little scenes made entirely of paper. I design these small (5″ x 3.5″) scenes, transfer them to a CAD program, and laser cut each one on cardstock. I then build the frames and layer the cardstock so that each has three or four layers of scenery plus a translucent layer to filter the light.
These boxes do not have electric lights installed. Instead, the boxes can be put in your windowsill, and as the sun moves through the sky, the shadows in the boxes will change, altering their appearance. These lightboxes also have small ribbons and could be hung from a Christmas tree. If placed strategically in front of a Christmas tree light, other effects will occur.