Last summer, I had a workshop for kids which they made their own photo banners such as these. I did this with Instax before during the Instax and Crafts 2016 event as I was one of their craft ambassadors.
Before the workshop started, I like making simple activity for them by making their name tags into a block lettering so they can color while waiting for others. We are so fortunate to have Sharpie Philippines as one of our workshop partner and these kids get to enjoy so many different colors and tip sizes of Sharpie markers.
These lovely sisters came in early. So, they have all the markers for themselves. This little girl, Jia, surprised me a lot. She’s only 5 years old, she’s just quiet but I can see the potential in her. Her sister Jj was also so great in crafting.
We started by cutting the banner template and adding a background on it. I really enjoyed this batch because I have 2 sets of sisters bonding in a craft workshop. This is Marion, the younger sister of Annika. She was a bit shy at first and didn’t want to join. But later on, she enjoyed helping Annika that her mom decided to let her join officially.
After the background, we added some textures and die-cut elements. I let them play with the Cricut Cuttlebug that I won from The Happy Station. They are the official distributor of the Cricut products here in the Philippines. Will share more of Cricut Cuttlebug in a different post.
Here, Mommy Me-an assisted our youngest and only boy in the batch, Rush. We also had another girl, Bella same age as Rush and assisted by her mom and my good friend, Chiche. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of them.
As part of their kit, I included some elements that they can cut and use as embellishments together with their photos.
I also taught them some few techniques like washi buntings and how to hang their banner.
And that’s how you spend a good Saturday morning. By crafting with kids. The only struggle… to take a good photo with them, lol.
This was best we can do.
You know, what I really love about teaching kids? They really surprise you in so many ways. If you teach them how to do it properly, they are eager to learn.
Thank you mommies and kids for crafting with me. I hope you had fun as much as I did.
If you want to do this at home or with your kids, you can check the DIY Instax Wall Hanging Banner post.