Sci-Fi


Plastic Plate UFO

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20 Minutes

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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?

A light-up flying saucer to help film your next sci-fi film.
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STEP 1

Add the copper tape

Add two strips of copper tape across the bottom of one of the plates. Make sure the strips are parallel and spaced about 1/8 inch apart.

STEP 2

Add the battery

Place the battery onto the copper tape so that it only touches one of the strips. Then hot glue the battery down so it can’t move.

STEP 3

Connect it all

Add a short piece of copper tape to connect the top of the battery to the strip of tape that it is not sitting on. You can now add your Circuit Stickers between the two strips. If they don’t light up, check your polarity and turn them around.

STEP 4

Glue on the top

Add hot glue around the edge of the bowl and quickly press it down centered on the plate over the battery.

STEP 5

Finish the saucer

Add a ring of hot glue to the edge of the second plate and then push the two edges of the plates together.

Now you have a saucer! Now you can embellish it with fun designs. Take out your markers and have at it!

WHAT'S NEXT?

Hero

Try adding the effects stickers to the lights to make them blink or twinkle. Add a string to the top of your UFO to make it hang from the ceiling or on the end of a stick to make it fly through the room.

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