In this project, we'll use an Adafruit Circuit Playground to light up a cheap halloween prop. This oversized skull also spews out misty cool fog using a humidifier. This DIY project doesn't require any soldering so it's very beginner friendly.
Using a mister is clean and safe for the kids so it’s cool for them to play with it and okay if they put their hands in it. I think adding electronics to cheap halloween props is a lot of fun and great way to introduce DIY projects to your friends and family. The Circuit Playground has lots of sensors on board so you can make it interactive.
Circuit Playground NeoPixels
The Adafruit Circuit Playground features 10 smart RGB NeoPixel LEDs that can fade between many colors. It ships with preprogrammed rainbow effects, so there's no programming required! It's a great way to get started with DIY electronics and LEDs.
You'll need a few handy tools to help building this project. All of the parts are available to purchase using the links below.
- Hot glue gun
- Hobby Knife
- Dremel with cut-off wheel and drill bit