I've had a lovely time over the past few nights cutting out shapes from 'novelty' tea towels and turning them into a sensory star...yes, really!
Milton Keynes celebrated its 50th birthday this year, and the MK50 rolling festival has resulted in a number of events and activities of every scale in the city to celebrate the diversity, history, and culture of Milton Keynes. As it's our nearest city, and as I've worked in the community there for over 15 years now, being part of MK50 is only right and proper.
One of the recent MK50 opportunities for participation was a Tea Towel Challenge. Upon application, you receive 3 free MK50 branded tea towels featuring beautiful illustrations of some of the city's most famous landmarks, and have a few weeks to turn them into a 3D object of your choice. Photos of the objects will then form part of an exhibition.
Of course, my object had to be multi-sensory! So, I've created a weighted, scented and tactile star suitable for age 7+ (due to the buttons used); see the pictures for more detail on what it contains and why.
Can't wait to see what everyone else has created: really hoping to see some fashion items as the fabric print would work so well for a Mod-style skirt...sadly, seamstressing is beyond my skills so I'm hoping someone else has brought that idea to reality!