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If you missed it yesterday, we launched our latest STEAM Kids book, this one is all about Christmas. If you are on the fence about whether or not you would like to buy the STEAM Kids Christmas book, I have a little project preview for you today. One of my projects in the book is a Soft Circuit Christmas ornament. Today, I will show you how to make it!
This is a project older kids could do on their own with guidance. It’s a fun project because it is also adding in an element of STEAM! They are learning science, electricity and design!
How to Make a Soft Circuit Christmas Ornament:
Conductive Thread & regular thread
LED Pin Lights
Sewable Battery Holder
CR2032 Coin Cell Battery
Beads and Sequins for Decorating
- Cut out the design you want to make out of felt. Sew or use glue to attach the star and tree trunk and hanging string.
- The LED pin lights have a positive side and a negative side. The longer side is the positive side. Roll up the two ends of the pins with pliers. The negative (shorter) end, curl up smaller and tighter. Curl the positive (longer) into a larger curl to distinguish them.
- Sew from one side of the LED to the matching (positive or negative) side of the battery holder. Once you have sewn a line from the light to the battery holder, secure with a knot and cut the thread. Then start a new stitch to attach the other side.
- Put the battery in and your light will light up!
- Decorate your tree as desired
Want to know more about the STEAM Kids Christmas book? Check out all of the details HERE! This week is the very best time to buy. The deals are ridiculously good!
This is part of the Kid-Made Christmas Ornament blog hop. See more Kid-Made Christmas ornaments HERE.
I love how you made a Christmas ornament STEAM related – I need to check out your book 🙂 Thanks for sharing in the Kid Made Christmas Ornaments series!
Carolyn Wilhelm says
Pinned to my STEM and STEAM board. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea! I think we might even be able to complete it — decorating and learning at the same time.
Edna Siu says
it is a piece of sweet, simple art.
I love how you made Christmas ornaments related to Steam I need to check out your book, thanks for participating in the Kid Made Christmas Ornaments series. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea! I think we may be able to complete it. This is a fun project as it is also adding an element of steam! Learning science, electricity, and design.
Can you recommend the “sewable battery holders’, with a webpage, please?
It is something I never heard of.