Maker BEES

PAPER CIRCUITS

Making paper crafts "light up" is easy and fun!

 

Supplies needed:

  • Conductive copper tape

  • 5mm LED lights (2)

  • CR2032 Coin cell battery (1)

  • Transparent tape

  • Template printed on card stock ​​

Instructions:
​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.


Templates:
FrankensteinPumpkinVampireWitch

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Fun with Paper Circuits 2018
Fun with Paper Circuits 2018

PIXEL ART

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:

  • Keychains/Ornaments

  • Coasters

  • Earrings

  • 3-Dimensional objects

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.

3D-PRINTING

 

SCREEN PRINTING

 

CRICUT CUTTING