Gail Morris a repeat guest, recently returned to Belize to introduce her daughter, Zan Morris to the Hamanasi family. Zan contributed to the Hopkins community by doing four separate arts & crafts classes with the children at the local library. The kids ranged from five to twelves years old and were so excited. Zan supplied all the materials, she gave very basic instructions and encouraged the kids to be creative in their own unique ways. Some of the projects Zan did with the kids were :
-painted wooden masks (elephant, pirate, flower, and lion masks)
-made God’s eyes (weaving yarn around craft sticks)
-decorate/painted star and fairy wands
-drawing using washable markers
-painting with Tempera paints
-abstract art using craft sticks
-decorating and painting bags
-painting sun catchers
-painting/decorating their own plastic “school supply” box
-using glitter and stickers
-face painting (me painting their faces and them painting my face)
The children were particularly fond of having their faces painted. Aside from the four hour and a half hour art classes, Zan spent a couple afternoons painting faces at the playground. Each class consisted of twelve students. Some students attended more than one class. All together, Zan had about 30 students. Around 50 children got their faces painted throughout the week she was here.
Zan commented “I had a wonderful time!! The children in Hopkins are very polite, sweet enthusiastic and creative!”
She surely added big smiles to all the children from Hopkins that assisted her classes! A huge THANKS to Zan for taking time out from her vacation to contribute to the Hopkins Community.