LED PUPPETS - Project Page


  1. Watch the Instructional Slide Show below for step-by-step instructions for making cards either with solder or conductive glue.

  2. Collect all materials. The Project Kit includes templates, technology and craft pack. You will also need glue stick, hot glue, scissors, thumb tack, painters tape or masking tape, and additional crafting items.

  3. If you need a soldering iron, we like an Adjustable Temperature Soldering Iron and Lead Free Solder. If you are not soldering, you can order Conductive Glue.

  4. Check out our gallery of project examples for inspiration. This project is fun for all ages!

  5. You can also order the extensive Project Guide booklet, for more detailed instructions, soldering station tips and resource links, PDF templates, supply planners and standards. Great for classroom teachers!

  6. Check out the Trouble-Shooting Tips below to test, evaluate and revise designs.



Follow the step-by-step instructions to create your puppet. You have 2 options for switch designs - a more complex Paper Clip Switch and a simple Paper Tab Switch. Both designs use the same battery pocket. You will need to solder if you use the paper clip switch. The paper tab switch can be created with solder or conductive glue.

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