For my Kids Arts & Crafts Workshop (age 4-7) last week, we went on an imaginary journey to South Korea and learn about their mid-autumn harvest festival called Chuseok which took place on 29 September (but people celebrate the festivity from the 28th - 30th Sept).
As usual, we started our workshop with a simple warm-up exercise which was to colour in songpyeon - a traditional Korean food made of rice powder and shaped like a half-moon (see below). I like starting off my lessons with a warm-up activity because it helps to mentally prepare kids for the creative activity to come. If you would also like to do this colouring exercise with your kids, you can download the free printable here:
Kids Craft Idea: South Korea-inspired Paper Plate Drum
What You'll Need:
- 2 Paper Plates
- Popsicle Stick
- 2 Beads
- Duct Tape
Step 1 - Attach beads on each end of the string.
Step 2 - Attach the string with beads and popsicle stick to one paper plate using plenty of duct tape.
Step 3 - Cover the plate with the second plate. Staple around the edges to secure.
Step 4 - Decorate and enjoy playing with your new Paper Plate Drum!