Christmas Workshop for Kids at BlueTree Education

What better way to introduce Christmas to a child than with engaging stories, hands-on activities, acting it out and fun crafting?! Ayra had quite a blast skipping her usual playgroup classes for an entire week while attending a Christmas Workshop with BlueTree Education.

Some of the highlights from the 5 day workshop for Ayra include…

Learning her directions of Up, Down, Left, Right and North, South, East and West.

She has better sense of left and right now! No joke! Learning through play is the best for kids.

Getting to cut and cut and cut with scissors.

And she is now able to cut following the lines! Thought not neat and perfect, but still a good improvement. Super proud of this little 3 year old.

Assembling her first snow globe!

This craft is so fun and easy to make. I hope to find time these two weeks to make some with Ayra as Christmas gifts for the family.

Just look at how intense those eyes are when she saw her finished globe.

All the kids cannot take their eyes off their snow globes. Just too fun and pretty!

Getting to meet and sit on Santa’s lap

She was so engrossed in meeting the Santa and responded to his questions willingly, not a common thing from the usually shy Ayra.

Finally, the best part of the workshop for her is probably getting to meet Isadore and Xavier. These two boys showered Ayra with so much attention and care throughout the 5 days in class. Ayra being the youngest student, these two big brothers were trying their best to help ease her into the activities and guiding her around. Thanks boys for the TLC given!

A group shot of the class and teachers with Santa

Though it was just 5 days of 3 hour session spent with the elder boys in class and three wonderful teachers – Teacher Mabel, Teacher Liz and Teacher Diana, Ayra did learn new things and has been implementing what she has observed in class into her conversations with me. And she is able to recall stories and new words she learned, when driving home on the last day, she was stuffing her teddy bear, sewing it up while doing the actions. These were taught on the fourth day in the workshop. I’m pleased and very happy this shy little girl, though did not participate 100% in class, her quiet observations did show some learning. Guess this girl is a true virgo – shy and observant in nature.

If you like what you see here, there are still a few more slots available for the workshop at BlueTree Education. Get in touch with them to find out more! Workshops are fully booked.

More photos from the workshop can be found on The Loving Mum page on Facebook…



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DIY a mini album with Canon Pixma Printer

It’s time for some DIY crafting fun! As an avid scrapper, when asked to share a holiday craft activity, a mini scrapbook is a must-have on my list! It takes a little more time than usual as I printed the papers and most of the embellishments on my own with my Canon Pixma printer, but it’s more cost effective and I can scrap anytime I want without having to dig through my messy stash of scrapbook materials to find the right designs/ embellishments.


Here are the things you’ll need to create this simple DIY mini (scrapbook) album.

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Simple projects with Canon Pixma Printer for Toddler’s Use

If you are looking for simple and fuss free craft projects for your kids this June Holiday, why not try out the projects from Canon Pixma Town? There are so many pretty things to make and they are relatively simple for kids who can handle scissors and glue. Or you can create them for your kids instead. Some of the basic tools you will need for these projects include:
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  • a printer (like the Canon Pixma I’m using)
  • sturdy paper like the art card or the Canon Matte Photo Paper
  • scissors and/or craft knife
  • glue or double-sided sticky tapes
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    My first project was a Stationery Holder designed by Simone Legno, the brain behind Tokidoki.

    Below shows how the completed stationery holder looks like! Continue reading “Simple projects with Canon Pixma Printer for Toddler’s Use”

    Get Crafty with Canon Pixma!

    I am SUPER pumped to be part of this campaign with OMY! Yes, I did get a complimentary Canon Pixma MG3170 printer and attended the Holiday Creativity workshop at Sheraton Towers some time back. But what gets me super excited is that I am part of a group of “Craft Gurus” who will be sharing crafting tips with readers at OMY and also on this humble blog.

    I loveeeeeeeee crafts and I loveeeeeee printing stuff. To me, this is a perfect campaign for me! I have a valid reason to get crafting for the next one month and this is going to help motivate me to catch up on the long overdue scrapbooking projects that have been sitting in the corner of my room for longest time.

    Having owned Canon Pixma printers for so many years, and knowing the existence of Canon Pixma Town, I’ve never got down to trying out any of the projects on Pixma Town, just because I always have no time! Again because of this, I have a purpose to fulfill and so I got down to trying out those crafts that I’d been eyeing since.

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