“..moms indulging in some time off at their own craft class while the little ones go off exploring with us.”
That is exactly what ‘Stop Bugging Me’ concept of a workshop for moms and kids promise at Artify Studio. With the Husb away on one of the weekends that coincided with a ‘Stop Bugging Me’ workshop, I jumped at the opportunity to try if this could work for us. Was most excited to snag a slot when both programmes appealed to us – stamp-making for me and terrarium making for the kids!
To get things started, the kids introduced themselves. At this point, I have to put on record how proud I am of the cub – who not only introduced himself clearly when asked to, and even stepped up to help introduce his lil’sis to everyone when she didn’t want to say anything.
Then there was some simple sharing of the science behind a terrarium. The kids were guided to do a step-by-step draw-together of the terrarium they will build.
The lil’ dragonlady struggled with this and lost her temper at her brother when she couldn’t come up with a drawing. Again, I was made proud when my firstborn held it together and continued to help her lil’ sis after I managed to calm her down.
Their favourite stage has gotta be the actual dirty work of putting together the terrarium for their Dads.
SOOOO GLAD this was done at a studio, and not at home! Heh.
Over at my side (which was just the other half of the room), I was totally looking forward to learn how to make a stamp from ParadeMade!
Even though there were times when I had to excuse myself for some disciplinary action or attend to some toileting needs, the lovely people from ParadeMade ensured I could catch up with more guidance when I returned.
Thought I did pretty well for a first-timer!
I must say, this ‘Stop Bugging Me’ concept is brilliant. Both the kids and myself got to have fun learning something new together, but not quite together.