Class 1 Results: Peacocks? Turkeys? Insane hybrids?
Ten girls and one boy who cried for the first 15 minutes of class. Adorable and rowdy and jacked up after consuming their pre-class snack of apple juice and Cheetos. (One girl asked, “Are Cheetos good for you?) Thank god I corralled a crafty friend to help because as soon as we were in the classroom it was excruciatingly clear that I had absolutely no control of the kids. My friend wrangled the group with a game while I set up the materials and plugged in the glue gun.
I had thought this was a pretty straightforward creature to begin with. What I hoped would be easy – yeah, not so much. Just sticking the straws into the corks for the legs proved incomprehensible and impossible for tiny hands. “I don’t get it! Can you do it for me?” asked each and every kid. And forget making the plastic bag bodies. Paper would have to do, with help, of course, since even cutting was proving to be challenging. Paper and google eyes and corks were everywhere and I thought a fight was going to break out when one sweet girl found and commandeered all the fancy buttons and totally blinged out her peacock. Mental note: make sure to have enough shiny things for all.
My friend and I took care of all of the gluing, and before we realized, it was time to clean up! With no help from the kids, natch! Live and learn!