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I've been fascinated with "reversible sequin" fabric ever since my grand-daughter showed me her reversible sequin heart pillow. (Do an online search, you may find cheaper ones that are pillowcases that you have to stuff/fill.)  Also known as "mermaid fabric" you can find it in many colors and products, including by-the-yard to make "drawing boards."

We've used it to send messages, play "Pictionary" drawing games, and illustrate Bible stories as they were told.

The "tactile" and visual of this material is off the charts. Hard to keep your hands and eyes off of it -- which catches my multiple-intelligence, tactile-kinesthetic teaching eye.   I'm always looking for "hands-on" ways to attract attention, deepen the focus, and encourage reflection, and this fabric is a great tool for doing that.

YouTube has a number of tutorials showing people creating "drawing boards" with simple off-the-shelf frames and a glue gun. Here's one below. The fabric they chose for the video doesn't look as shiny as some of the others I've seen, but could be the lighting in the video. "Shiny" is one of the great things about drawing on this fabric -- it literally reflects light and changes color depending on the surroundings.

Later this spring we're making "Reflection Boards" using a blue/silver reversible sequin fabric. (Photos coming!) These can be used to do some "scripture doodling" during the Bible study, or as a prayer or "reflection" medium toward the end of the lesson.

What else? We'll find out!


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