Imagine making a monster badge that had flashing eyes or a bookmark with a light? The idea behind e-textiles, or wearable electronics, is to use electronics with different materials to add functional or decorative effects. All you need to achieve this are basic sewing skills and a limited knowledge of circuits. The materials and electronics are inexpensive and a full detailed guide is provided to create lots of fabulous e-textile products.
This fabulous e-textile in a box tutorial shows children, as young as primary school age, how to create e-textile products and wearable electronics. The projects contained in the tutorials include a bookmark booklight and a stuffed monster.
Here's a short video about how to create these fabulous creations that combine design and technology and science/computing skills: