Arts and Crafts

This week was Idul Adha, so the center was really quiet and calm. We didn’t hold any official lessons, since the students were on holiday from school, and most likely busy with this big holiday. We had a couple of students drop by throughout the week to simply sit for a bit and chat.

We did, however, hold a special Arts & Crafts event on October 17 to celebrate the day together with kids that were interested in participating.

We did 3 different activities including a fish making craft conducted by Caroline. This was made with different colored cupcake paper, and the students had a great time creating their fish with differing mouths and scale patterns.

IMG_5879Then I did an origami activity with them where we created an elephant and a rabbit. The students were quite creative in drawing missing eyes, ears, or including some accessories.

Finally, Melissa conducted a dream-catcher weaving activity. Most of the students, young and old alike, seemed to be enthralled with this. It was difficult to do at first, but in the end, each student was quite involved and invested in creating their unique patterns. Hopefully they are peacefully sleeping every night with their newly made dream-catchers hanging over their beds.

At the end of the day, the students excitedly asked whether they could take home the crafts they had created that day!

IMG_5914Jessica, Co-Director, IHF Aceh Center

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