Great to have this to post to!! Below are a few sites I wanted to share with everyone.
Here's a link to our CT blog and one of Hannah's sites (she's from MIT and helped many at the IU workshop) Great "how to" info and resource list. Feel free to browse either blog site...there's lots of goodies scattered throughout. http://computationaltextiles.blogspot.com/2009/07/diy-textiles-library-how-to-get-what.html
FYI we get our LilyPad parts from SparkFun the manufacturers, check them out at: http://www.sparkfun.com
Conductive fabric & thread is from http://www.lessemf.com/ To order the $10 fabric sample kit go to to the bottom of page: http://www.lessemf.com/fabric.html Be sure to specify that you want a sample of Hook & Loop (conductive velcro). They also have conductive epoxy glue, paint, fabric tape, and lots more!
If you're into magnets check out our blog page at http://computationaltextiles.blogspot.com/2009/10/magnetic-source.html I've heard K&J Magnets are extremely strong (from the MIT crew) so they are probably too strong for youth to pull apart...so just be aware.
Diane (the researcher)