It will scare ghosts out of your bed!
Or, you can use it as an unusual flashlight.
Step 1: Materials needed
- Two LEDs, 3 Volts or more each.
- Two batteries, 1.5 Volts each. Better find some button type, but AAA or even AA will be OK.
- A switch.
- Electrical wire.
- An oven to bake the clay. If you want, you can just use normal clay and avoid burning up all your house.
If you can't find this stuff at your local hardware store, open up things you have at home!
Remote controls are full of switches, and many bicycle torches have powerful LEDs.
Step 2: Body modeling
Be sure to have enough material to make a body as large as you need to contain the batteries.
You can wrap the clay around a thick marker, so when you take it off it leaves the holed structure.
To make eyes, first squash a ball of clay and then use the back of a brush to stab it in the center, so to make the eye holes. Make holes slightly larger than your LEDs.
Smooth out your fingerprints!
Step 3: Bake the clay
Place the plate on the higher step of your oven, or you'll crisp the bottom of the figure.
When it's ready, let it cool down out of the window. Watch out, it keeps heat for much longer than the metal plate.
Ah, cooking it doesn't mean you can eat it.
Step 4: Build the circuit
Connect the switch to the positive wire.
You want the LEDs to be set in parallel, so connect them both to the wires.
Keep the switch turned on, so that you can test LEDs and respect the polarity.