Paper Circuits Bring Light to Seasonal Greetings
With copper tape, LEDs, and coin cell batteries, students can transform ordinary greeting cards into fun light up cards. The circuits are simple, but successfully activating an LED by pressing a spot on the card that closes the circuit is immediately rewarding and gives kids the chance to see the science in action in a fun and creative project. Bring a bit of added light to your greetings with creative electronics!
You and your students can make your own paper circuits at home or school using directions in the following Science Buddies projects and activities:
For other creative paper-based science, technology, engineering, and math exploration, see the following:
- Electric Paint: Light Up Your Painting
- Starry Night: Art that Changes in the Dark
- Blending Science and Art with Paper Inventions
- Digital Puppet