The instructions are SO DANG SMALL! They are microscopic almost, printed on a piece of paper as big as a match box. Didn't even think these were instructions! So, watch closely, they're in there. Have a slick clean surface and double sided tape to make these stick on the wall, or desk or whatever you want them for. My teenager likes the remote control to flip thru the different colors & flashing speed options. He wants another set of these, since 16ft only covered 2 walls of his room. :) Maybe get the bigger strand by Minger.