Fortunately all of the girls have a little bit of sewing experience. After a brief introduction of the project and materials, they were excited to get to work. They started by sketching their design and planning where the light and battery holder would go.
Next, they set up their embroidery hoops and threaded needles (luckily I had remembered to purchase needle threaders!). We attached the battery holders with a little tacky glue.
The girls then cut out additional felt pieces they would need and tested their LEDs and batteries.
They poked the LED leads through the fabric and coiled them with needle nose pliers.
Most of them were able to sew a line from the battery holder to one of the LED leads. They are obviously excited because they asked if they could come work on their projects during lunch tomorrow!