I am a strong advocate of volunteering. Look out for opportunities that are aligned with your kids' interests and don't be shy to offer help. You got nothing to lose. Teach kids they always need to start from the bottom. During this stint, the kids met up with Freddie who was in charge of the stage design & props for the show. They learned drawing & watercolour techniques, how to present their ideas to people and how to work as a team.
At this age, it's very important for his development to get him a mentor. So exposing him to people in creative industry hopefully will put him on the right track. Freddy has been really good in teaching them some painting techniques and encouraging them to find their own style.
The puppets' costume in progress. Kampung boy, kampung girl, bobohizan, king, princess and crocodile man. Most of the costumes were made using recycled fabric.
Hajar's crocodile puppet mask. Her blood, sweat and tears. She spent one whole day crocheting the mask.The crew were so impressed with the mask and she was beaming with pride. Finally all those long hours watching youtube to self learn crocheting did pay off huh??? :-)
All the puppets in action.
The kids also helped out Freddy with the stage design.
Apart from helping out with the props & stage desgn, kids also had the opportunity to hang out with the crews during rehearsal and watch how they practised. They joined the practise whenever there's any opportunity.
Medina clowning around with the costume.
Medina as Moko
Emily and the wolf.
Wrap party with the crews.