Above: one of the t-shirts created. We actually did those on day 3. On day 1, we made noisemakers, so that children would have instruments if they needed them.
Noisemakers are a great way to use up old grains. Someone bought me some steel cut oats that I'm not likely to use, since they require so much thinking ahead. They make a great sound. Below you'll also see some adzuki beans that I bought back in 2000 for a recipe which I'll never make again--they, too, make a great sound.
Above: the empty containers used for making noisemakers. Children had a variety of ways to decorate the outside.
Above you see hands shaping clay. Below, the clay drying on paper plates.
Below: painting the dried clay.
Below: painted clay, drying once again.
Below: decorating t-shirts.
Below: Painting a picture of a butterfly.
Below: Mask making!
Below: another way to make a mask:
A good time was had by all! Or, by most people. And everyone had at least one day with a craft that brought them joy.