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by Joshua

Introduction

Make your own Easter Chick light-up paper circuit card using two LEDs, a CR2032 battery, and some Maker Tape.

There's a full-color version as well as a black & white version that makes a great coloring activity.

You can make this project (and many more!) with our Paper Circuits Kit.

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  1. Print out the card template and cut it to size.
    • Print out the card template and cut it to size.

    • If you use the black & white version color it before you build your circuit.

    • We recommend printing on a heavier paper like cardstock.

    • For best results cut from the front side in case your print doesn’t line up properly with the back.

    • It makes things easier if you can print double sided, but you can just print the front and use the back side as a guide to build your circuit.

  2. Use the two sets of small circles as guides to poke holes through the front for the LED legs.
    • Use the two sets of small circles as guides to poke holes through the front for the LED legs.

    • We recommend using a safety pin, paper clip, or thumbtack.

    • Insert the LED legs through the front, making sure the positive legs (the longer one) matches up with the positives (+) on the inside of the card.

  3. On the inside of the card bend the LED legs flat against the paper.
    • On the inside of the card bend the LED legs flat against the paper.

  4. Add the negative piece of Maker Tape to the LED leg. (This will connect the negative legs to the negative side of the battery.)
    • Add the negative piece of Maker Tape to the LED leg. (This will connect the negative legs to the negative side of the battery.)

    • If you need to use more than one piece of Maker Tape to connect them that's fine. You can overlap Maker Tape and it will still work because it's conductive on both sides and all the way through.

  5. Add a tape loop to the negative piece of tape. This is where we're going to stick our battery.
    • Add a tape loop to the negative piece of tape. This is where we're going to stick our battery.

  6. Stick the battery down to the tape loop.
    • Stick the battery down to the tape loop.

    • Make sure you stick the negative side of the battery down.

    • You should see a plus sign (for positive) on the top of the battery.

  7. Add additional pieces of Maker Tape to connect the positive LED legs to the top of the battery.
    • Add additional pieces of Maker Tape to connect the positive LED legs to the top of the battery.

    • Your LEDs should light up as soon as you connect the tape.

    • The final piece of Maker Tape connects to the to top of the battery. This makes it easy to turn off your circuit by just peeling back the tape.

  8. Enjoy your paper circuit!
    • Enjoy your paper circuit!

  9. Make more cards! We've got a selection of Easter Cards to choose from.
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