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A simple paper flower with LED center.  This single flower can be duplicated to make a whole bouquet of LED flowers!

Step 1: Materials

I used things I found around my workshop.  Nothing too fancy, as I was only trying to test the design.  But now that I know it works, I'd really branch out and use some textured paper and maybe even some tulle for added decoration.

- paper (I used scrapbooking paper but any will do)
- wooden skewer
- green floral tape (optional)
- hot glue
- ruler
- scissors
- needle nose pliers
- conductive tape (copper works best but aluminum will do the trick too)
- 3V battery (I use CR2032)
- LED
<p>Very cute and original! Do you have any tips about other templates I can use for similar origami projects? </p>
<p>@AgIC, I do not have much experience with origami projects...but would suggest when thinking about adding any electronics to folded/foldable paper craft projects, just make sure the positive and negative wires don't touch or you'll have a short circuit. :) And thanks again for leading a workshop with my students!</p>
<p>Hey, thanks for the awesome idea! The teens had a great time making them at the library. https://www.instructables.com/id/Teen-LED-Flowers-the-Library/</p>
<p>Great idea, and well executed!</p>
<p>Cute! And very clever on/off switch :)</p>

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