Makerspaces - Module 11 (Paper Circuits)

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Paper Circuits


Minds On:

Paper Circuits are simple circuits that you can make with common household objects like pencils, paper, aluminium or copper tape, and LED lights.

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Explore some different ways you can make a paper circuit:


Graphite Paper Circuit


On Mobile: YouTube Link


Copper Tape Paper Circuit


On Mobile: YouTube Link


Aluminium Foil Circuit (Aluminium Duct Tape works even better)



On Mobile: YouTube Link


Minds On Discussion: Can you think of some learners in your classroom that would benefit from this kind of learning experience? How could we use paper circuits to motivate and engage our students? What curricular connections can you see?


Add to the Minds On Discussion on Making with Paper Circuits by clicking here.


Let’s Explore:


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Click on the shopping list icon for a list of materials you will need.



There are many different types of projects you can create using paper circuits.


This was my first go at making a paper circuit (It is a bookmark):



On Mobile: YouTube Link


Other projects worth exploring:


Paper Circuit Halloween Card:

Paper Circuit Light Up Mask:

Conductive Poetry:

Origami Light Up Bat:

Need more ideas? Check out the Additional Resources below. When you are ready, create your own paper circuit!  Let your imagination ignite (pun intended)!.




Take a picture of a project you created and post it to module eleven’s discussion. What did you like about this experience? How would you modify, extend or use this experience for learners in the classroom? What might you like to try next?


Click here to add to the Consolidation Discussion on Paper Circuits. We encourage you to read through the posts of your peers and to comment/contribute where you feel a connection.


Additional Resources:


Paper Circuits and Poetry:

Paper Circuitry Live Binder

LED Foam Bracelet:

Canvas Art Project:

Illuminated Poetry:

Pop Up Paper Castle:

Hack Your Notebook Teaching Kits and Resources:

Paper Circuits with Aluminium Tape

Chibitronics Classroom Resources

Paper Circuit Guides:



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