3-12, Science

Halloween Paper Circuits 2020

UPDATE 10/13/2021 – You can now access the most current Halloween/October resources I’ve collected by visiting this Wakelet!

Paper circuits are an excellent way to introduce young students to electricity. Making them is also a good time to work on having a growth mindset, because there are various small details that keep your circuit from working (ripping the copper tape, blowing out your LED, connecting the wrong legs of the LED to the wrong pieces of tape, etc…) The supplies are pretty cheap, so it’s good to have a lot of them available , and I like to have some pre-made circuits so students can test batteries and LED’s when they blame the parts instead of the maker. Here is an updated list of Halloween Paper Circuit resources:

Brown Dog Gadgets (who also posted the Instructables Guide) has a whole page of paper circuit ideas in case you want to branch out from the Halloween theme.

Paper Circuit image from Chris Sloan on Flickr

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