Program Description
Students will learn about basic circuitry and the power of the invisible electron through designing and sewing a decorated wallet that glows using conductive thread, LED’s and a coin battery. Younger students will design clay sculptures that glow using clay and LED – also known as squishy circuits.

Final Product
Students will design, decorate and sew a useable felt wallet that they wire themselves using conductive thread and LED’s that can be turned on and off with a fabric button they make themselves.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn basic circuitry, what makes a circuit, how to connect battery to output source-the LED, how to make an on/off button.
  • Students will learn about the nature of electrons, conductivity, resistance.
  • Students will have the opportunity to make creative choices, in the design of their project, such as developing a design, placement of color, shape.
  • Students will expand their scope of what is possible in terms of creative expression and applied technology as they combine fiber arts with electronics to create their art project.
  • Students will learn basic hand sewing skills while creating a light-up LED wallet.

Suggested Grades

  • Best suited for 3rd-12th grades

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1 hour per classroom
  • Materials: $1.25 per student
  • Travel from Corvallis