One very common project for children (and adults) of all ages is the making of a Christmas tree ornament. While this pastime is often occupied by stringing up popcorn or making weird construction paper creation it's also quite easy to make these projects high tech!
In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make a stuffed Christmas tree ornament for your Christmas tree. To make this fancy we're going to add on some fun sewable LEDs and light them up with some conductive thread. I'll also show off a larger version that I made as a demo for some teaching friends of mine, as the process is pretty much the same.
This project is suitable for anyone who can use needle and thread. Even kids. If you have a different design in mind, go for it! I just picked a tree as I was in a tree kind of mood.
Cost: Low $5-10
Time: 1 Hour Plus
Step 1: Supplies
The electronics parts can be found several places online. BrownDogGadgets.com, Etsy.com, and Sparkfun.com are places to start.
Sewable LEDs (Don't use regular LEDs as they're a massive pain to sew)
Needles and Thread
Stuffing (If you're making it 3D)
Ribbon or String for hanging