Just when you thought you might never hear from me again...
Well, it turns out I haven't completely abandoned my blog after all!
This morning, I took the kids on a field trip with a group of fellow home-schoolers to Paper Craft Uganda. It's located about thirty minutes outside of Kampala and, while it isn't much to look at, the little workshop is humming with activity and turns out beautiful handmade cards, photo albums, soaps, beaded jewelry made from recycled glass and more!
We spent a couple of hours there, touring the place and trying our hand at paper-making and paper craft production. Each student made six pieces of paper and also came home with a personalized, hand-made picture frame or card set. We were even given some time to shop! Check out these photos from our outing.
Each of the kids taking turns making their own sheets of paper. The only necessary materials are a screen (made of mosquito netting which I thought was pretty ingenious) and a frame which, together, are dipped into the murky water and then drained and set to dry.
While the organization is called Paper Craft, they also produce soap and glass beads and everything is made on-site, from start to finish, using mostly recycle items and good, old-fashioned elbow grease.