Introduction: Airplane in EL Wire

About: Retired engineer and serial hobbyist

This is a decoration in the form of a jet airplane made of foam board and electroluminescent (EL) wire. It is very easy to build using simple tools and inexpensive materials. Just follow along with the video


  • Black foam board (this is from Dollar Tree) $1
  • EL wire, 2 to 3 meters, any color with inverter $9-$17 (Sparkfun, Adafruit, etc.)
  • Poster board (optional)
  • Hot glue sticks


  • Really sharp cutting tool
  • Hot glue gun
  • Something to sketch with

Please excuse me if I mess any of this up. It's my first Instructable!

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