Glowing Whale

How to make a squidgy whale circuit that glows. No whales were harmed in the making of this creation.


things you will need

  • Blue and white play dough
  • 1 or 2 blue LEDs
  • 1 x 4AA battery pack (and batteries)
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • xxx

Make the body

  • Roll the blue play dough into a tear shape.
  • Shape the narrowest end of the tear dough shape into a whale tail.

Add an eye

Use the white play dough to make an eye. Add a pupil with a black pen.


Add the insulator and light

  • Cut out a small piece of card and place on the whale’s back.
  • Add a small piece of white dough on top of the card (making sure the white dough doesn’t connect with the blue dough).
  • Place the long leg of the LED into the whale’s body.
  • Place the short leg of the LED into the white dough (the whale’s blow hole).

Power it up

  • Make sure the battery pack is OFF.
  • Insert the red battery wire into whale tail.
  • Insert the black battery wire into the white blow hole.

Power it up

Turn the battery pack ON and watch your whale’s blow hole light up.

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