Cool String Lights – That Kids Will Love!


In this post, I’d like to check out some super cool kids string lights.  The thing is, when it comes to quirky or atmospheric lighting in a room, I absolutely love it.

I have had fairy or string lights in my home since I was a child.  I have some star lights hanging from our fireplace twelve months of the year and I don’t feel quite right until they’re turned on – it just makes the room feel cosy and the gentle glow is relaxing.

Ok, now you’re thinking I’m a little nuts.  Probably true, but there is no getting around it…. lighting in a room is very important!

I love how simple lighting can transform a room – check out some of these fun string lights I’ve found on Etsy.

Etsy is a great place to find some truly original items to make a room unique and special.

I’m a fan of unusual or fun lighting for kids rooms.

When I was a child, there didn’t seem much more to fairy lights than the regular twinkly kind, some in various colours, perhaps the odd star shape, but nothing much more interesting than that.

But now little string lights to decorate your rooms come in a vast array of interesting designs.

Too often though, I see a poor variety of string lights for kids on the highstreet and I love that on Etsy, you can pick up some hidden gems, often for a great price too.

In addition, some string lights can work well in themed rooms.

In the selection I found here, we have animals, sealife, angels, stars and robots, which could easily fit in with a relevant theme.  Don’t forget to check out our wall sticker selection, if you’re planning on creating a themed bedroom.

(Pssst… also, if you’re looking for cool kids lighting, check out my wall light post).


Owl String Lights

owl string lights

Handmade owl string lights, 30 day return period.

Lovely sweet design, with various coloured owls.  Twit Twoo!

  • Pretty paper owl lantern string lights
  • Ships worldwide from Thailand
  • 5 star feedback
  • Check out the Owl Lights Here!

Under The Sea String lights

sea life string lights

Gorgeous sea life themed string lights, handmade in felt, with sequin and ribbon detailing.

Great for an under the sea themed bedroom.  Seven handmade shapes in total.

  • Lights are LED powered, safe and no need for power socket
  • 2 AA batteries required
  • 1m 70cm total length
  • Shipping from London
  • 5 star feedback
  • Check out Under The Sea Lights!

Animal Head String Lights

animal string lights

A bunch of cute, colourful and cheerful animal head string lights made from yarn.

20 ball lights in total.

  • 2 metres in total
  • High quality, safe cables
  • 5 star feedback
  • Shipping worldwide from Thailand
  • Check out Animal String Lights Here! 

Robot String Lights

robot string lights

A fun set of robot cube fairy lights,  each set containing five lanterns, with a string of ten LED lights.

  • Battery operated and safe, can be used anywhere
  • 1 metre length approx
  • required 2 AA batteries
  • Also has other themed lights from this seller (Gabitat emporium), including carebears and the hulk!
  • Ships worldwide from High Wycombe, England
  •  5 Star feedback
  • Check out these Robot String Lights Here!

Panda String Lights

panda string lights

A super cute set of panda head string lights, made from cotton.

  • 20 panda lights in total
  • 3.5 metres in total
  • Orders in 2-4 weeks
  • Shipping worldwide from Thailand
  • Check outPanda String Lights Here!

Unicorn String Lights

unicorn string lights

Some lovely Unicorn string lights, (would work well in conjunction with unicorn wall stickers if you’re working on a themed bedroom). 

  • Made with felt, with satin ribbon and fairy lights
  • Lights can be any colour, upon request
  • LED battery powered lights, 2 AA battery required
  • 1.7m in total length
  • Shipping from london, wordwide.
  • 5 star reviews
  • Check out the Unicorn string lights here!
  •  For the Unicorn fan, there are also a couple of amazing Unicorn decorative toy wall heads that you should check out, if you’re going for a full theme.

Frog String Lights

frog themed string lights

Some frog shaped string lights, handmade from high quality mulberry paper.

  • 20 Frog lights
  • 3 metres of cable, with 12cm between each light
  • 5 star reviews
  • Shipping worldwide from Thailand
  • Check out the Frog String Lights Here!

Angel String Lights

angel string lights

Check out these adorable, colourful angel lights, perfect for a little girls bedroom.  They look rather like fairy shapes rather than Angels, but Angel is in their main title on Etsy.  I imagine they could be either Angel or fairy, depending on your child’s preference!

  • various coloured Angels/Fairies
  • 20 fairy lights
  • 3 metres wide and 12cm spacing between lights
  • Ships worldwide from Thailand
  • Check out the Angel String Lights Here!

Angry Bird String Lights

angry birds string lights


If you’re going for an Angry Bird themed room, this would be a pretty awesome edition.  My kids are angry bird fans too and would love these.

  • Handmade from cotton
  • 20 ball lights in total
  • Free converter plug, relevant to your country
  • Each ball 6cm in diameter
  • Shipped worldwide from Thailand
  • Check out the Angry Bird String Lights Here!

What do you think of these lights?  Do you have a favourite?  Let me know in the comments section below!

If you’re feeling particularly crafty, maybe you’d like to attempt to make your own string light creations?

The video below shows you how you can create your own cool string lights using ping pong balls.

All the string lights that I showed you today were found on Etsy and this is just a very small selection of what’s available, so I recommend you check them out.

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As well as looking pretty, string lights can make lovely night lights, as they let off a gentle glow rather than an intense light.  My personal preference is going for the battery operated LED variety, as it means you don’t have to deal with any plugs and can literally hang the lights anywhere.

All the best,

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This article has 8 Comments

  1. Hi there,

    I have enjoyed reading through this article and love the idea of string lights. I have to have a go at this for my boy. Fabulous your video suggestion too – did you find that difficult to set up ? it really works. Easy to read descriptions and links worked well to products.

    1. Hi james, thank you — no it’s really simple adding a video if you’re using wordpress. You can add right from you tube, if you go to “share” then get the “Embed” then you just copy the link and add it to your post using the “text” mode. That’s all there is to it. Many thanks for your comment, sure your boy would love the lights too.

  2. Hi Nat,

    These lights are gorgeous and I particularly love the Under The Sea version. I think because they have more variety in terms of shapes and sizes. Blue is also my favorite color.

    Besides using in bedrooms, I think these lights can brighten up a child who is recovering in the hospitals. You know how dull and cold hospital lights are, right? Installing these lights can make a lot of positive changes in their moods.

    1. That’s a great idea Cathy, that would be lovely. I’m effected by light mood wise pretty strongly, I think most people are but probably don’t always realise! 🙂

  3. This is definitely an amazing article and I love the different colors of the string lights in here!
    I have a daughter who is 5 years old and I would love to buy these for her.
    They certainly are beautiful and would make her room look amazing.
    My favorite ones in here are the Angel String Lights, them having butterflies makes it look really pretty.
    Which ones do you think are the best for a boy’s room?

    1. Thank you – I’d go for the little cute robot lights or the angry bird lights for a boy. They really make a great difference when you’re decorating a room and make it special. I love the butterfly ones too. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  4. Hello, I just recently accidentally discovered your blog, and I really like it. It seems that you really want to help people, and I appreciate it!

    Those lights seem very cute and I think that it’s worth the price. I can imagine that the room looks very nice with it. I’ll definitely consider buying it. Thank you!

    1. Hi, thank julius – yeh there are some great ones and they’re really good value. I hope you find something you like! All the best!

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