Over two weeks, our Brownies designed, stitched and glued their own light up bookmarks, perfect for night time
‘Wow!’ was certainly the word when the girls saw the example bookmark light up. Wearable technology and the idea of e-textiles was relatively new to everyone, and I was impressed by the curiosity the girls displayed.This was the first time many of the girls had done anything more complicated than a running stitch, but they rose to the challenge and produced some smashing designs, featuring dogs, cats, reindeer, uncles, buildings, and so much more!
Despite a drained battery and a couple of short circuits, everyone produced a functional piece to be proud of. Well done, Brownies!
I hope this activity has shown you that sewing doesn’t need to be boring and old-fashioned, and you continue to show the interest in electronics and Making. Can you think of any other uses for what you have learnt? Be creative!