It has been a good 8 months or so since we first broke into all of the wonderful arts and crafts supplies in the 'Activity Room' here at Havilah Village. These photos are from the very early days.... when we had to learn how to put our fingers in the little holes AND keep our fingers bent in order to make the scissors cut anything. We learned what glue is, how to trace our own hands, and much more.
(Here are Dorcas, Vivi, and Abdul concentrating on cutting a straight line!)
At first they were so timid and would not try any of the crafts themselves, "I can't do it, I don't know ho," they would say. I finally decided to leave them in the activity room alone to be free with all of the supplies...even the glue. It worked well because they all became really excited about their own little creations. When they drug me back into the room to show me what the had done I discovered that they had indeed found their own creativity, and had literally glued it all over the walls!
(This is one of Jackie's most common mischievous little expressions.)
Abdul Rabi and Eric wearing their new pipe cleaner spectacles.
Karen sporting hers...