Welcome 2016! 16 fun ideas and projects to try this year

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” 

-Rainer Maria Rilke

It is time to welcome 2016 and make a plan for funnier, healthier and sparklier new beginnings. Here are 16 wonderful light-up ways to get started.

#1 Learn new things

Book cover hacked with Chibi lights

Book cover hacked with Chibi lights

# 2 Catch up on your sleep

Light-up drawing. Sketch inspired from Sleep Bay area based band.

Light-up drawing. Sketch inspired from Sleep Bay area based band

#3 Eat healthy

Light-up card made by a participant at the Chibitronics workshop in Brazil

Light-up card made by a participant at the Chibitronics workshop in Brazil

Click here to read more about the workshop.

#4 Travel

Tajmahal ligh-up pop up card made using Orange Tropical Circuit Stickers.

Tajmahal light-up pop up card made using Orange Tropical Circuit Stickers.

Tropical Circuit Stickers: New colors for the new year!

#5 Budget and save your money

Hacked book cover with Chibi Lights

Hacked book cover with Chibi Lights

#6 Plan a special dinner at home

Click here to see the tutorial.

#7 Reach out to an old friend

Phone a friend card

Phone a friend card

Click here to see the tutorial.

#8 Sing a happy song

Add lights to your favorite illustration

Add lights to your favorite illustration

#9 Dance your heart out

OMG! pink LED stickers

OMG! pink LED stickers

Tropical Circuit Stickers: New colors for the new year!

#10 Make an impossible wish

Wish Big Candle Card

Wish Big Candle Card

Click here to see the tutorial.

# 11 Let people know they are special

Chibitronics and Hero Arts Written in the Start. Image by christine via http://scraptime.ca/

Chibitronics and Hero Arts Written in the Start. Image by christine via http://scraptime.ca/

Click here to watch the episode.

#12 Share your personal stories

Chibitronics workshop at HUBweek Boston

Chibitronics workshop at HUBweek Boston

Click here to read more about chibitronics workshop at HUBweek.

#13 Practice playfulness

Light-up finger puppet LED stickers sewn with conductive thread

Light-up finger puppet LED stickers sewn with conductive thread

#14 Do something nice for your neighbor

Hacked post card with Chibi lights. Postcard from Everything Is Connected by Keri Smith

Hacked post card with Chibi lights. Postcard from Everything Is Connected by Keri Smith

#15 Collaborate with others

image by Paloma Fautley via https://makerspace.com/projects/circuit-stickers

image by Paloma Fautley via https://makerspace.com/projects/circuit-stickers

Click here to go to the post.

#16 Send flowers to express your gratitude

Chibi Daisies

Chibi Daisies

Click here to download the flower circuit template

Hope this year brings lots of creative opportunities for you. Make this year more playful and tinker joyfully.

Happy making!

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