A friend of mine was looking for volunteers for the afternoon to teach arts & crafts in a local day care center/library for underprivileged kids ages 5 to 11. I immediately jumped at the chance! I love to teach arts & crafts and my dream is to one day teach my art to adults and kids alike. I regularly do charity work but its mostly feeding at shelters. This was a perfect opportunity to do both!
For our first afternoon together I decided on teaching them the art of Japanese paper folding or Origami. I started off something simple like a duck and worked our way to a “jumping” frog. Then we had a jumping frog race which the kids really enjoyed!
Here are a few photos of my afternoon with them.
I was pleasantly surprised the older boys really got into origami. They were so eager to learn more but sadly we ran out of time. I did make a commitment to come back and teach them more!
It was a fun and fulfilling afternoon!