"The LPK Daycare Center is such a happy, energetic and loving place. You would never guess that it's located in the heart of Ngong's slum. Our team loves visiting the center any and every chance we get, the kids never fail to put us in a great mood!
I noticed that the school was missing something though, a place for the students to learn and practice arts and crafts. I knew that these kids were full of creativity, all of their handmade toys and inventions scattered all over the school made that abundantly clear, from the cars made of juice boxes with bottle caps for wheels, to the tiny planes made from lollipop sticks and old soda bottles.
Last year we finished constructing a new classroom for the center, which left one of the older classrooms available for something new. The room wasn’t in great shape, the ceiling was falling down and the walls were covered in mud and torn posters, but I knew that I could turn the space into an art room, I just needed a hammer, some nails, and a few buckets of paint!
It's been so fun (and challenging) coming up with inexpensive project ideas with the things we can find locally. We recently traced their hands and colored them in, turning them into flowers. The kids love seeing their work displayed around classroom and get really excited when they get to take their work home with them to show their families.
I’ve got a ton of ideas for future projects, but I would also love to hear some ideas from you! If you have an idea for an inexpensive and fun art project for kids between the ages of 3-5 please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.