Be Festive Be Creative with Canon PIXMA @ Chef Daniel’s Kitchen

Group picture of all the participants at the workshop
Group picture of all the participants at the workshop

It’s near the end of the year and the festive seasons are just round the corner.

On 10 Nov (Sat), a group of 11 bloggers and over 30 parent-child pairs attended a FREE Be Festive, be Creative workshop with Canon PIXMA to learn some creative craft tips for the coming Christmas and New Year.

Ai and Joanne with all the bloggers
Ai and Joanne with all the bloggers

The workshop was organised by omy.sg and hosted by popular parenting blogger, Ai Sakura and bubbly host/actress/blogger, Joanne-Marie Sim.

Ai on the left; Joanne on the right
Ai on the left; Joanne on the right

Workshop participants were taught how to make their own customised photo frame, wall clock and party hat using the Canon PIXMA photo printer to stretch their creativity.

Check out the news report and video coverage on omy.sg:

Here are some photos I took at the event:

Many of the bloggers arrived early
Many of the bloggers arrived early
The first craft was to make 3D photo frames
The first craft was to make 3D photo frames
Ai and Joanne introducing themselves to the workshop participants
Ai and Joanne introducing themselves to the workshop participants
Warm-up game with the children
Warm-up game with the children
Cutting out Christmas themed decors from Canon Creative Park, printed using the Canon PIXMA
Cutting out Christmas themed decors from Canon Creative Park, printed using the Canon PIXMA
A boy getting busy with a pair of scissors
A boy getting busy with a pair of scissors
Parents guiding their children with the crafts
Parents guiding their children with the crafts
The bloggers get busy too
The bloggers get busy too
Father and daughter pair working on their photo frames
Father and daughter pair working on their photo frames
Kids busy decorating
Kids busy decorating
The children love Joanne
The children love Joanne
Everyone got busy doing their crafts
Everyone got busy doing their crafts
Learning about Canon PIXMA
Learning about Canon PIXMA
Even children were able to use the Canon PIXMA for printing on their own
Even children were able to use the Canon PIXMA for printing on their own
A boy excitedly grab his picture as he sees it coming out from the printer
A boy excitedly grab his picture as he sees it coming out from the printer
Ai and Joanne mingling with the workshop participants
Ai and Joanne mingling with the workshop participants
Making a clock next
Making a clock next
The parent cuts while the kid glues
The parent cuts while the kid glues
Tea-break, with food sponsored by Canon
Tea-break, with food sponsored by Canon
Sushi and some meat
Sushi and some meat
Dessert
Dessert
Moving on to making party hats
Moving on to making party hats
Mother and daughter working together
Mother and daughter working together
Ai interviewing a girl on her party hat
Ai interviewing a girl on her party hat
Parents are having fun too
Parents are having fun too
Moms and dads helping with the party hat
Moms and dads helping with the party hat
Bloggers Tiffany, Michelle and Yan Teng with their party hats
Bloggers Tiffany, Michelle and Yan Teng with their party hats
Young girl getting help from her mum
Young girl getting help from her mum
The children are eager to answer any questions Joanne asked them
The children are eager to answer any questions Joanne asked them
Captive audience
Captive audience
Almost time to say goodbye
Almost time to say goodbye

It wasn’t just the children who had fun. Adults, like the invited bloggers, enjoyed themselves too.

Even though I was busy running around, managing the event as the organiser, I still found it fun and rewarding. I like what they did with the DIY clock and am going to get a set of the clock kit to make one with my boy, Asher. For parents with young kids, it would be fun working on crafts like these, selecting, printing and assembling photos together.

When  your child contributed to making their own hand-made toys or household items, I am sure they will learn to treasure these things more.

Many parents actually wrote in to thank omy.sg and Canon after the workshop, in appreciation for the fun they had with their kids. These parents and their children could have spent their precious weekend doing something else, but they chose to spend it with omy.sg and Canon. To me, this was really heartening.

To find out more about Canon PIXMA and it’s creative potentials, visit the official Canon PIXMA Asia website or Canon Creative Park for more information. After that, maybe you can pick up a set just in time for the festive seasons! 🙂

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