It’s almost Halloween, which means we’re in crazy spooky activity mode. I wasn’t sure I’d have time to post much new content this year, but a couple of easy ideas popped into my head and I couldn’t resist trying them out. Did you see my spider drawing robot?
We’ve built circuits for small light up houses before and shown you how to make a switch using just a piece of card and paperclip too. You can use the same method to make these spooky houses for Halloween.
Spooky Circuits for Kids
First we built a cardboard house with a wooden frame and decorated it to look spooky. I added coloured cellophane to the windows.
Then we set up a simple circuit with a switch.
We tested our circuit which worked brilliantly and turned off the lights.
If you made a few, these would be great to have on a windowsill at Halloween.
More Electricity Investigations for Kids
Play dough circuits are great fun. Squishy Circuits also has some great kits and play dough recipes for insulating and non insulation dough.
We made a cool play dough circuit snowman one year, but the possibilities are endless.
Last Updated on September 28, 2022 by Emma Vanstone