Introduction: Paper Bird Lamp

This is a project I made for my computational craft class.

Step 1: Step 1: Paper Prototype

For this project, I referenced the paper bird model made by Kostenlose Anleitung(You can find the project here:, then changed his model according to the circuit I want to build. I used paper and glue to build a prototype, enabling me to think better about where to place the circut.

Step 2: Step 2: Gathering Materials

1. LEDs: In this project, I used 3 Chanzon LEDs(

2. Cooper tape

3. Cardstock & Craft Paper

4. Wood Stick

Step 3: Step 3: Building the Circuit

I connected the 3 LEDs in a parallel circuit, which is attached to the bottom of the bird. The circuit is powered by a coin cell battery.

For the bottom part of the bird, I used cardstock to make the structure more robust. And for the top part, in order to let light come through, I used craft paper which is thinner.

Step 4: Step 4: Building the Switch

For the switch, I build a stick which on one end is wrapped with copper tape, and the other end is connected to the bird's tail to give support the tail.

Step 5: Step 5: Bird Lamp

When you press the belly of the bird, it would light up!