Colorful Bonding Moment with Crayola

June 8, 2013

Gymboree Play & Music
Shangri-la Mall
EDSA corner Shaw Blvd.,

My baby girl attended her first ever event last Saturday... yipee! We were invited by AMSPEC (Amalgamated Specialties Corporation), makers of T-Pencil and Crayola products, to join in an afternoon of Arts and Crafts.

 activity #2: DIY hand puppet

We arrived at the venue an hour late, parents and their kids were already doing activity number 2 ; p Kids/activities were segregated by age group. I think my little girl was the youngest of them all ; )

AMSPEC and Gymboree provided all the materials needed for the DIY hand puppet. All we needed to do was follow the instructions of the teacher.

Read more after the break...

 materials needed

  • Crayola SO BIG 8 Crayons
  • GLU
  • Brown paper bag
  • paper plate
  • art paper

 our finished hand puppet

Tip: More often than not, parents panic when their child puts a pencil or crayon in his/her mouth. The best response when that happens is to divert a child's attention by showing him/her how to use the implement the prescribed way and by purchasing safe and kid-friendly products like Crayola and T-Pencil.

Both products are registered with the Food and Drug Administration as prescribed by law. All raw materials used for T-Pencil- from its cedar wood, lacquer, rubber, ferules or metal parts- are tested to ensure the absence of toxic elements. The pigments used in Crayola products are non-toxic and imported from the US and have also passed European EN 71.3 testing.

 kids attentively listening to the teacher telling a story

There was a story telling in between each activity. Kids, seated on a tent-like mat,  gathered around the teacher and were all paying attention including my little one ; )

 activity #3: DIY carnival tent hat

 materials needed

  • Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers 
  • Coffee paper filter
  • GLU
  • pom-pom

 my baby caught seriously working on her craft ; p

 tadah... our finished product!

After our activities and before we can all eat our snacks, kids were encouraged to pack away the materials used. The teacher sang a catchy tune and the kids surprisingly followed.

We had fun socializing with other parents and their children ; ) Till the next baby event!

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