This one kid in particular (picture below) even came up with own alphabet…what a very unique name she has! :p
Aicelle wanted to be a photographer so she borrowed our camera and took some photos during our snack break. Here we are goofing around:
The kids enjoyed the first two activities but everyone’s favorite project was more of a group activity – the washi heart buntings. With sheets of colored paper handed out, we first showed them how to make the hearts origami style, then afterwards everyone took turns hanging them onto the string with some washi tape.
It was crafty, messy, and happy chaos when everyone started to hand the hearts on the twines. It was a happy feeling seeing that they enjoyed sharing their individual work to the rest of the community through bunting making.
That day helped reaffirmed how arts and crafts change the way we life. It makes us more hopeful and believing.
We hope that in this simple way, we were able to inspire the kids as much as they inspired us. We hope for them to take with them the things they learned that afternoon, to make art for, or with, the self, and others as well.