There has been a huge upsurge of online classes all over the world in the last few months. As people hunker down in their houses and children end up having to do school from home, we all find ourselves scouring the world wide web for sites and services that will help us make our time at home worthwhile and keep our children occupied and educated.
As someone who makes a living holding art events and physical craft workshops, the quarantine has definitely forced me to rethink how I do things, adjust and adapt to the times. I have more planning and adjusting to do but I’m so glad to have been given the privilege to jump into the pool of online teaching with the help of Skill Skout. I partnered with them and held a series of creative classes via Zoom last month and it was such a fruitful experience.
All three classes involved some sort of upcycling activity. The idea was for the kid participants to learn how to create something imaginitive out of things they could easily find lying around the house. Those of you who have been following my posts and blog entries all these years know full well how I love recycling projects and DIYing toys with my children. This is exactly what I taught in the classes we held which was perfect during quarantine period because there was limited access to new art supplies.
We made shoebox dioramas for endless pretend play, colorful collages for sprucing up walls and animal marionettes for making up stories and little shows at home. I made sure that what we made served a purpose, were interactive and encouraged the kids to play more, imagine more and create even more.
I understand just how difficult it is to come up with activities for kids to get busy with every single day specially if the parents are also working from home and are elbows deep in household chores. So together with Skill Skout, we wanted to offer this service as one way to help families with small children get through another week.
It was a lot of fun preparing and conducting these classes and I am so grateful to have received such positive response from the kids and their parents. This is why Skill Skout and I immediately put together a plan for the next run and it’s beginning this Friday!
If you are interested and would like your children to join, kindly go to this link to register:
I am absolutely looking forward to working on these projects and helping your little ones discover what wonderful things their hands can make! 🙂