Squishy Circuits: Building Circuits with Conductive Play Dough

Build playful and colorful sculptures using conductive play dough. Using jumbo LEDs and batteries we’ll build parallel and series circuits and then use these patterns to build unique sculptures that light up! This engaging activity allows for all the fun of the play dough you are used to. Learning about circuits has never been so hands-on and accessible to young kids. That said, we know plenty of adults who love playing with Squishy Circuits as much as the youngsters.

This workshop is inspired by research at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Vermont Makers Squishy Circuits Activity Sheet

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