Light-Up Wire Art

  1. Grades 6-8
  2. Grades 9-12


Create two battery-powered light-up signs with electroluminescent (EL) wire for brilliant room decor. Follow the included templates or design your own custom sign — everything you need is included. Then switch on the battery pack for a neon-style glow that's sure to brighten things up! As seen on Good Housekeeping and Buzzfeed.

Why it’s awesome

  1. Design + create

    Two sets of materials to explore different glowing designs.

  2. Cool glow

    Discover EL wire — it’s flexible, easy to use, and doesn’t heat up.

What’s included?

  • 2 EL wires

  • 2 battery packs

  • 4 AA batteries

  • awl

  • 60 twist ties

  • 5 design templates

  • paper cutouts

  • blank sheet

  • colored pencil

  • clear stickers

  • hang tab

  • 2 stand pieces

  • 2 black cover sheets

  • 2 sticky foam sheets

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Art + design

  2. Electronics

  3. EL wire

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

Electroluminescent Wire (EL wire) is an epically fun material to make and create with. A little bit of electric current, and you've got a whole solid line of flexible, colorful glow!

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Number of templates tested


Laser cut stand iterations


Awesome EL wire signs in our office



24 reviews

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    My ten year old loved doing this and lighting his room up with it at night too! Do just wish it would 'stand' up a little better.



    He loved making this and being able to make his own unique design

    grandma sue


    Grandson was so excited to get this. He and a buddy are going to work on it together. We are all very happy with these kits.



    Great crate idea and fun to do. Helps my daughter personalize her room.



    This was fun and kept my daughter engaged. She says it was really fun and simple to do. It came an Awl to poke holes. It is very sharp. The point kept coming out of the handle and we had to ask her grandfather to help fix it to stay in place so she could finish the project. The stand was simple to use and the wires light up nicely. A helpful hint: she used a black colored pencil to color over the trace lines so you don’t notice them once the project is complete. We would recommend this project and prefer choosing the boxes vs not knowing what we may get.

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    Perhaps a smaller, USB-rechargeable battery pack (like the ones you get from conventions and subscriptions as "free gifts") would definitely be better than the AA battery packs. Other than that, my kids loved this project, and mounted them as "nightlights" near their beds.

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