Making Paper Circuits

Join the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston to learn about basic circuits, and then learn how to make your own light-up creation from simple materials! Follow along with the video!

A limited number of free material kits are available for pick-up at Cambridge Public Library. If you would like to pick up a bag of materials, please email with the subject line “Paper Circuits Pick up”.

  • Required Materials
    * Construction Paper
    * Pencil
    * Coin cell batteries
    * LEDs (or here)
    * Copper tape
  • Safety note
    ** IMPORTANT ** Coin cell batteries are harmful if swallowed. Please keep away from small children.

About the

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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