In keeping with my goal to blog more of my own family photos (and in addition post things other than my photos that I think will interest my blog readers), I am kicking off the week with another personal post, this one about the Kiddie Create / Little Melbourne Pop Up Fun Day that was held at Cowderoy’s Dairy just over a week ago.
Poppy and Gus began to go craft mad about a month ago, so finding out about this event couldn’t have been better timed for me and I was so excited to take them both along. Belinda and Erin, the two wonderful women behind Kiddie Create, were happy for me to snap some shots on the day and blog the event, so here are some of the images I captured. I wanted to blog this event mainly because I think craft is an amazing way of encouraging your child’s imagination. However, for women like me that don’t have much skill when it comes to craft, the concept behind Kiddie Create has added benefits!
For those of you wondering what Kiddie Create is all about, imagine receiving an awesome little bundle of craft bits and bobs in your mailbox every week for your kids to create something fun with! Not only that but it saves you continually having to come up with new ideas, and stops the need for numerous trips to craft stores for supplies! (For a much better explanation and more details you can check out Kiddie Create’s own website.)
So, to the Pop Up Fun Day!
Stop The Press! Little Melbourne, another fantastic Melbourne-based company that comes up with the low-down on what to do around Melbourne with kids, played an enormous part in putting on the pop up event, so I really want to also mention them here before we go any further!
Upon arrival Poppy and Gus were given a super-cool Kiddie Create tattoo that allowed them entry into the event.The pop up area was full of tables and chairs where kids and parents were crafting away together – it was so great to watch!
When kids got tired of crafting and wanted to do something else for a bit, there were good old games like sack races to take part in!You could see the competitive streak in some kids coming out in a fun way…While others needed a little encouragement …
And did I mention the park next to Cowderoy’s also has an awesome playground for kids to hang out in?When kids had had enough of all of the above, they could head over to the cafe and receive a complimentary cookie. Mmmm …Inspired by the Kiddie Create space, some people sourced materials elsewhere and came up with their own imaginative ideas. Of course there can’t be a children’s event without a facepainter, and the one at the pop up event day did a great job of tirelessly working through her neverending queue.
For people that wanted to find out what Kiddie Create and Little Melbourne were all about, there was a cute little stall set up in one corner with lots of Kiddie Create sample packs and other eye candy.After cruising around for a while, Poppy and Gus finally found some friends to sit down and start crafting with. Up until this event I had always sat and helped them make something with a goal in mind, so I really enjoyed watching them work entirely on their own and seeing what they came up with.Which of course were absolute masterpieces…In fact, it was great watching all of the kids come up with their own masterpieces. At the end of the day we finally made it to the front of the facepainting queue!This is Belinda & Erin, the two lovely and talented women behind the Kiddie Create brand! Thank you so much ladies for all the work you put into the event and the fantastic afternoon you gave us all, it really was so much fun.
If you’ve made it all the way to here, thanks so much for taking an interest in how Poppy, Gus and I spent another one of our recent afternoons! If you have kids that are into craft, or are at the right age for it, then check out Kiddie Create’s website, it really is a great concept and a fantastic way to encourage kids to use their own imagination – particularly heading into winter when we are all in need of non -TV related indoor activities!