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Paper Circuits Folder Story: Five Little Fireflies

September 4, 2015

I’ve been playing with paper circuits quite a bit this summer. Jill Dawson’s recent Halloween Tunnel Book (it’s amazing, be sure to check it out!) inspired me to make a much simpler project: a paper circuit folder story (rhyme). The rhyme comes from the King County Library System Rhymes and Songs page.

Five Little Fireflies

1 Firefly

One little firefly shines very bright

2 Fireflies

Two little fireflies show their lights

3 Fireflies

Three little fireflies glimmer and glow

4 Fireflies

Four little fireflies watch them go!

5 Fireflies

Five little fireflies fly in the night
Blink! Blink! Blink! Blink!
My! What a sight!

Circuit Tracing

A look at the circuitry. It would be easier to pull out the sheets with surface mount LEDs which are flat, but they are very tiny and my magnifying set-up was not working well yesterday. Five 5mm LEDs is really too many for one 3V battery, but given how infrequently I do storytimes nowadays, the battery should be fine and the LEDs bright enough.

Finding Flannel Friday

Today’s host is Melissa over at Mel’s Desk.

You can also find past and future roundups and lots more information about Flannel Friday at the Flannel Friday website. For a visual round-up of all postings, check out Flannel Friday on Pinterest.

4 thoughts on “Paper Circuits Folder Story: Five Little Fireflies

  1. Kathryn says:

    Way cool!!

  2. Jill Dawson says:

    Nice work! Very clever!

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