For the second time, Ayra attended her mass crafting session with OMY and Canon Pixma. This time round, it was held at the InterContinental Singapore at Bugis. We almost couldn’t make it as Ayra was unwell and temperature shot up to 39.5 the night before. I was prepared to stay at home, but this girl of mine was up and being her chirpy self in the morning. So we went ahead, and am glad we did.
Instead of being surrounded by Mummy’s adult friends like the previous session, this time she had other elder kids at the same table. Though she is still too young to interact and play, she was less shy and enjoyed the event more comfortably than the previous one. She’s probably one of the youngest crafter present at the event, and she didn’t partake in any of the mass activities hosted by the emcees.
She sat and tried to catch the happenings around the stage area. And one lesson learned from previous session, get lunch before heading to the event venue! So we sat and enjoy the session while we munch on our FiletOFish and Cheeseburger.
Kids at the event were all above 5 years old and they were running around looking for answers to a crossword puzzle activity hosted by the emcees. They were also tasked to retrieve materials for the day’s craft activity from the various stations setup around the venue. Good idea by the organiser this time round, kids need to move around more often, don’t expect them to sit through a 4 hour session obediently!
Participants of We Are Family crafting event also got to try out first-hand printing on the Canon Pixma printers. This time round, all the models on display were their latest offerings from the Pixma family. And that means wireless printing for all! Adults and even some kids, printed photos directly from their mobile phones, tablets and iPads. This is done through the Canon Pixma Printing Solutions application, available on the Android Play store and Apple App store. I’ve previously shared how easy it is to print from my mobile phone wirelessly to my Canon Pixma printer, you can read more about it here.
Besides crafting, printing and lots of running about for the kids, the organiser also prepared cut-outs and frames for photo opportunities. This I felt could have been better carried out if they had set up a nicer backdrop, I totally missed this as I entered the ballroom. Nevertheless, kids and families had fun taking photos and some attempted selfies and wefies with these props. As usual, Ayra was too shy to even take a photo with me. So no photo booth love for us again.
This time round, I brought along embellishments and tools from my home for the event. Knowing the challenges I would face attending this alone with a anytime-can-get-grouchy-girl, everything must standby and be well prepared. Ayra was engaged throughout the first craft activity, a door-hanging-photo-frame, with popping out the sticker chipboards, pasting and decorating it with washi tapes.
The end product, with
lots of help from Mummy, was a very bright and cheerful frame which is now hanging on her crafting table. We had one boo-boo in the completed masterpiece which I only spotted when we were home! Can you spot it?
Thank you OMY and Canon Pixma for attending an invitation for us to be part of the Craft Guru team for We Are Family crafting event. Though we didn’t get a new Pixma printer *coughs*, we still had a funtastic session together throughout this season. Without this campaign, I probably wouldn’t have the push to do these fun activities with Ayra, nor have time to touch-up our long overdue photo wall.
Till the next event, keep on crafting and love your family!