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An easy project the whole family can take part in! Besides, with Valentine's just around the corner, what better way to surprise your loved one?

You will need these items:

  • One (1) Sock
  • Two (2) LEDs per puppet, or more, depending on your style
  • Two (2) watch batteries (One for each LED)
  • Electrical Tape
  • Yarn or other accessories for decoration
  • Hand

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Step 2: Hook It Up

Grab your watch batteries and electrical tape! Test the connection to see which way lights up the LED (Hint: The longer lead goes on the top of the battery).

Tape one lead onto the battery and wrap the tape around to the other side. You should make the setup so when you press the other lead down, the LED lights up. You can change this however you like. You can use button or DIP switches, but this way allows for no soldering so that anyone can make this puppet easily and safely.

Step 3: Fin

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Flip your sock back so the LEDs are facing out. Put your hand in and test your LEDs. My sock works very well, as the batteries fit in between my fingers. I can just squeeze the batteries and the lights brighten up!

But don't stop there! Add decorations to your puppet! Hair, goatees, gaping mouths with sharp, pointy teeth.... whatever your imagination comes up with! You can use red LEDs to make your puppet look angry, too.

The way I did this Instructable allows the eyes to be operated separately from each other, but you can power both LEDs from the same battery.

I'm welcome to any suggestions you may have.
what is a led?
technick29 (author)  dragonwarrior30005 years ago
It's a light emitting diode. If you want the scientific definition, it's the emission of photons as electrons move from n-type semiconductor to p-type semiconductor (the holes).

More here:
LEDs
Kiteman6 years ago
LOL, you ought to do an audition video...


Thats the greatest video ever.
technick29 (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Haha, that might clinch it for me.. definitely a good idea...
...freaky
baneat5 years ago
Hah good for emotionally scarring your 1/3 year old son/daughter for life!
BILLYBOBNMA6 years ago
'LOVE THE IDEA!!
THANKS
BILLYBOBNMA
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iamdon6 years ago
great idea something I can make that might work lol
technick29 (author)  iamdon6 years ago
Nice, go for it!
YoChuck6 years ago
Great job! A funny and fun instructable!
technick29 (author)  YoChuck6 years ago
Hey thanks man.
gmoon6 years ago
I really enjoyed this one (don't know why no one else has +plussed+ it...)
technick29 (author)  gmoon6 years ago
Thanks!
Bran6 years ago
Nice job! I'd love to see a SMD wearable one! By the way, why did you put this in the RealSimple group?
technick29 (author)  Bran6 years ago
Thanks! I just need some conductive thread, and this thing could look really nice... And I accidentally clicked the RealSimple group... how can I get it out? Haha.
Heh, cool and cute idea! I would definitely love to do this and show this to my little cousins and stuff, they would most certainly enjoy it!
technick29 (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Haha thanks man! Good luck with your own pursuits!