How to Make a Light-Up Leaf

Fall into Leaves That Light!

In this video tutorial, we will show you how to make your own light-up leaf. This is a great project for collaboration: everyone can create their own leaves and put them together to create an illuminated tree!

Fall is a terrific time to get cozy around a warm fire and sip apple cider. And, if you’re lucky, it’s also a fantastic time to notice the subtle changes in nature, such as leaves changing color and drifting to the ground in crunchy, colorful piles!

In this tutorial,  we will show you how to make your own light-up leaf. Since there are many ways to personalize a leaf, this is also a great project for collaboration!

Tree made with light up leaves
Collaborate to make an illuminated tree!

Materials & Tools

  • 1 or more Chibitronics Circuit Sticker LEDs
  • Conductive Fabric Tape
  • CR2032 or CR2016 Battery
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Art supplies of your choice
  • Japanese Screw Punch & Self-healing Mat (optional) … in case you wish to poke a hole in your leaf
  • Home printer (to print one or more leaf templates)
Circuit Sticker mega pack
Circuit Sticker LEDs
conductive fabric tape
Conductive Fabric Tape
CR2016 battery
CR 2032 or CR 2016 Battery
scotch tape
Scotch Tape
Mark making implements
Art supplies of your choice


Step 1: Gather Supplies & Print Templates

Before following along with the video tutorial above, you may want to gather your supplies and print out one or more leaf templates (PDFs).

Step 2: View Tutorial & Personalize Your Leaf

Follow the video tutorial at the top of this page to create your light up leaves! After making your own paper circuit leaf, or collaborative tree, considering sharing your creations with us, so we might add them to a gallery at the bottom of this page!

make your own leaf GIF
This is a fun activity to do with group!

Tips, Tricks & Call-outs
One of the tips we share in our video tutorial is how to make the most of your Conductive Fabric Tape scraps, which are useful for increasing the physical and electrical connections in your paper circuit projects!

Parents, guardians, and educators, we’d love to feature your child or student’s work!
Send us a photo and tell us about your project by emailing
, and we might feature it in the gallery below!

Gallery (Under Construction!)

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