Overview

Make your origami glow! It's easy to make a simple circuit illuminating any origami form. This tutorial will show you how to make a paper lotus flower and frog, and two ways to light them up. You can either affix a coincell battery on the underside of the form or install LEDs to use with a piece of a clear, conductive material called ITO. By powering up the whole plane with a battery pack and alligator clips, you can play out scenes with your flowers and frogs by arranging them on this clear "pond" to switch them on. This is a great project to do at a workshop or with kids!

Tutorial photos and special assistance creating this project provided by Risa Rose.

This guide was first published on Apr 10, 2013. It was last updated on Dec 10, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.