YWLC x SCWO: 100 Wishes - Creating Joy through Crafts

Did you know that there are more benefits of arts and crafts than just pure enjoyment? Craft making has been reported to enhance self-esteem, encourage gentle movement, increase brain productivity and reduce social isolation!

So what better way to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival than to literally recreate childhood favourite lanterns! Using ice cream sticks and coloured paper, YWLC and SCWO brought the Star Shelter Residents back in time with folklore on the origins of the festival. Putting their creativity hats on, the residents immersed themselves in crafting their lanterns, even leveraging on their learnings from the folklore and depicting it as a lantern design drawing.

With the advent of increasing new technology, we are increasingly immersed in the digital world and tend to forget the simple joys that craft can bring, whether it is completely immersing ourselves into producing our very own work of art or working together with a team to piece together a collective work

The lantern making session saw the residents working with both hands and minds, learning new things about their culture and brought much laughter and joy.

Interested in creating your very own lantern or a simple activity for a bonding session? Check out the video here.

100 Wishes is one of the three flagship YWLC CE programmes to give back to the community. Read more about another CE flagship programme, Pay It Forward Mentorship Programme, and its impact to the younger generation of girls in Singapore here.

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Organising Committee: Community Engagement Subcommittee

Organising Team: Sua Wan Xin, Minerva Lim, Nithya Karthikeyan

Author: Nithya Karthikeyan, Yin Tong, Monisha Cheong

Editor: Joaquim Tan

Partner: Singapore Council of Women's Organisations

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