Introduction: Halloween Glow

Don't be a dark wad this Halloween!

Quickly add some LEDs to your costumes with this fast and easy method!

Gather the Parts:

  • Halloween themed patches from your local craft shop
  • LEDs
  • 3V CR2032 Coin Cell Battery
  • Tape
  • Safety Pin, Double Stick Tape, or a Needle and Thread

Step 1: Stab the Eye Holes!

STAB a hole thru the patch with a large needle and then slip the LED leads thru the holes.

Step 2: Add the LEDs

Bring the positive LED leads together.

Bring the negative LED leads together.

Don’t let the positive and negative leads touch! That will create a short circuit and the LEDs just won’t glow!

Step 3: Insert the Battery

Slide the battery in between the positive and negative LED leads making sure to have the positive battery terminal in contact with the positive LED leads.

Use tape to hold the battery in place and in close contact with the LED leads.

Step 4: Glow!

Use a safety pin, tape, double sticky tape, or even sew the patch to your costume or trick or treat bag.

Go forth and glow!

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