Making paper crafts "light up" is easy and fun!
Conductive copper tape
5mm LED lights (2)
CR2032 Coin cell battery (1)
Template printed on card stock
Complete instructions and can be found here from Makerspaces.com. Print one of their templates using the directions to print a 2-sided document. Card stock works well for the finished project if your printer will accommodate thicker paper.
Early computer graphics and the first video game developers utilized a very basic pixel orientation to create images. Plastic pegboards and fusible beads are a great way to experiment with this type of art. These fusible beads, once melted, produce a strong piece of art! This makes your art versatile and can be used in many applications. Here are some examples:
Patterns can be found online for just about everything imaginable, but click here for access to small projects patterns that won't take a lot of time.
Check out the first video for a quick overview on how to get started!
Once you're done laying the beads, they need to be ironed* to make the design permanent. Watch the second video for a great explanation of these ironing techniques.
*CAUTION: IRONS GET VERY HOT! If you don't feel comfortable operating an iron, have an adult do this step with you.