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 our spider drawing robot?
We’ve built circuits to 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 light up 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 window sill at Halloween.
More Electricity Investigations for Kids
Play dough circuits are great fun. There’s a great play dough circuit kit you can buy from Tech Will Save Us, that’s a bit easier than buying the bits separately. 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.