Flash a Neon Mini-Sign

Flash a Neon Mini-Sign craft

Get your message across with an optical illusion. Neon colors on a twirling sign are sure to make your point!

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    Did you know that your eyes hold an image for a couple seconds (it’s called the persistence of vision)? When you see different images in quick succession, they seem to blend into one image. Here’s a fun way to use this optical illusion to flash a message.

  • 2.

    Use Crayola Scissors to cut a recycled file folder into a rectangle that’s twice as large as you want your sign to be. Fold the rectangle in half. Open it, so you have two squares.

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    Draw a different picture and/or write words in each square with Crayola Neon Twistables®. For example, one square might have Birthday with balloons. The other might say Happy with confetti falling. Fold the sign so the decorated sides show.

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    With Crayola School Glue, sandwich a straw between the backs of the two signs. Air-dry the glue.

  • 5.

    When you twirl the sign between your hands, it will flash a very festive Happy Birthday!