Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bub & Me: Canon Pixma Craft Workshop @ Suntec City

Last Sat Lil Pumpkin and I attended the Get Creative with Canon Pixma Craft Workshop at Suntec City. Canon holds craft workshops for parents and kids twice a year, and it's open to public for free. The theme this time was "Animal Crafts Galore" and we crafted adorable paper animal calendars and door greetings.

With our digital cameras & smartphones it's so easy to be snap-happy and take many family photos, but we often don't take the time to print them out *sigh* These are some from our recent Hong Kong Disneyland holiday that I printed out at the session with the Canon Pixma photo printer. The quality is as good as those printed out at the shops! I'm excited to print more out with our own Canon Pixma printer and frame up these memories heh

All the colourful arts & craft materials were provided. I love those furry mini pompoms!! haha

First craft we did was for a 2014 calendar. Chose a family photo with Mickey and Minnie for the front page! :)

I did most of the cutting...

While Lil Pumpkin had fun sticking them down and drawing her little doodles :P

Ta-dah! Not too bad I reckon haha..

Craft tip: you can use mounting tape to make the little animals "pop" out :)

Next up was the door greetings. I love these origami templates! All you have to do is to cut them out, follow the simple instructions to make the folds carefully and you have a 3D paper animal!

Fine motor skills are required for this craft though so probably suitable for the older kids to do.

Our little panda!!

Fun afternoon crafting and bonding with Lil Pumpkin :)

If you like to craft with your kids, definitely visit the Canon Creative Park website. It is an online collection of printing resources, all of which can be downloaded for free. You don't have to register as a member and all the animal craft materials shown here are printed from that website. You can also find other resources for scrapbooking, card-making, gifts etc. there. I've seen a few I want to do with Lil Pumpkin to decorate our home this Christmas.

Also check out the rest of our Bub & Me activities or list of kid-friendly places in Singapore :)
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* Disclosure: The event coverage of Get Creative with Canon Pixma Craft workshop was due to an invitation from Canon Singapore, thanks to omy.sg. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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18 comments:

Theresa said...

Aw wow, the calendar turned out super cute! I should have my girls craft one while they are winter break!

Mandy W said...

I enjoyed the pics! My girl would so enjoy this!:)

Twitchy said...

Another great post I've just bookmarked for school holiday sanity. I love these activities. I'd go to a free parent child workshop! (but, erm, I have a Nikon DSLR, ahem...) :)

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset said...

how much fun does that look?! I bet she loved it! I love that calendar. my son could never sit still long enough to get into arts and crafts. he was too much of a "boy" wanting to play and run riot instead ;-) x Aroha

Rebecca Mugridge said...

I'll book mark this for the school holidays! Great post thank you X

Ai Sakura said...

Theresa: yeah check out the website! Heaps of free printables :)

Mandy: I think she would too ;)

Twitchy: glad you found it useful! You don't need a Canon camera to attend this, if that's what you meant haha

Aroha: Forgot to add that this was a 3hrs workshop... PLENTY of time for the kids to run around (which they sure did!) and come back to craft :P

Stacy said...

Not too bad at all. :) I love the pompoms too!

Stephanie Jefferson said...

How fun Ai! Great ideas to use for photos!

Grace said...

Oh, how awesome! And a great way to bond with Lil Pumpkin. Love the origami templates with the 3D animals.

Lizzy Allan said...

what a fun activity to do together! The cover of the calendar looks great:)

Josefa Pete said...

What a gorgeous way to spend some time together and I just love that family photo! Canon make such great products, cannot fault anything they do. Thank you for sharing such a great little experience Josefa #teamIBOT

Talia said...

Looks like a fun time!! Love those foldable animals! Might use something similar for my son's birthday party!

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me said...

I should do more craft with my kids but the boys make it very hard. These are great and be Lil' P had some much fun making them!

SarahD Nolan said...

Gorgeous! It is true I cannot remember the last time I actually printed some photos out. You're little girls is gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

Debs G @ Owls Well said...

Wow, that looks super cool! I really like that calendar that you made with Pumpkin - my kids and I make calendars every year for their Godparents too. Such a brilliant gift.

Phoebe Lau said...

Nice seeing you that afternoon! The calendar looks beautiful! ^_^

valyn said...

super cute craft!!! I like the panda and your lil pumpkin. LOL

EssentiallyJess said...

I think I might get my older girls doing some scrapbooking stuff in the holidays, because they would just have so much fun. Plus it means I would actually be able to do something with all my photos for once :)