As our last Christmas craft activity before our Christmas party, the BEA kids finished the first part of our ornament-making sessions yesterday. For every single one of them it was the very first time to roll out dough and cut out their ornaments. At the start of each lesson, most of the students asked me if they could eat the dough, but I told them it wouldn't be a good idea since it's just full of flour, salt and a bit of cinnamon. Originally, I thought two to three ornaments would be enough for each student since it took me an hour to paint three of them when I did a test run the night before. However, they all asked me to make more because they wanted to give them to their family and friends as gifts. Of course, I couldn't resist, so some of the kids have six to seven ornaments. This afternoon, we'll be painting and glittering them all up just in time for Christmas.
The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides English language education, leadership, and job skills programs to underprivileged youth from well-trained teachers in a safe, clean and professional environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nicole is BEA's director.