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We love arts and crafts events. It gives an opportunity for us to expose our kids to lots of different ways to express themselves and make things that help develop their creativity. This is exactly why I made sure our whole family (hubby, kids and even my mom) got to join the Sky Life Color Explosion this year. Last year, only hubby and our son, Ziggy were able to make it.

This year, it happened the same day as Mother’s Day, on May 8, at the SM Mall of Asia. We got there right when the program was about to start and the first up was this balloon twisting show.

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Yup, it really was a show, compared to the usual balloon twisting activities we see at parties where the balloon artists aren’t really that entertaining. These guys really performed and the show was quite long. They even invited kids to go up the stage several times to participate in the performance.

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Our Ziggy was able to go up once (he’s the one wearing the red apron on the right) and of course, he got to take home some balloons in the shape of a helmet, a shield and sword.

Aside from this, there were a lot of other games and activities that kids and their parents were able to participate in on stage.

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Those who didn’t want to participate on stage were busy just going from one arts and crafts booth to another. There were plenty to choose from! In this booth below, kids got to play with clay.

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Here, they got to decorate and take home their own pair of sunglasses. Our Ziggy wanted to try this but by the time we got to their booth, there weren’t enough materials left anymore.

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But Ziggy was able to try the shirt tie-dyeing activity though. He was able to do this as well at last year’s event. Ziggy got some help from the hubby. They were supposed to put different colors of die on each portion of the shirt that was tied with rubber. However, Ziggy got too excited and just squirted two colors in whatever way he wanted. Haha! It’s okay though. The final outcome was still a cool shirt anyway.

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Our girls, Zoe and Ziya, were also able to find some activities that they could join even if they’re now already 14 and 13 years old. They got to try sketching with these really cool colored pens that I too have to check out soon!

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They also joined Ziggy at the lantern-making booth.

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Ziggy also got to try the bead art booth that used Beados. The bead art is squirted with water and left to dry so that they will stick. Unfortunately, we forgot to return to the booth after the drying period and so we weren’t able to take Ziggy’s creation home.

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There were also several workshops that kids and their parents could sign up for, such as this poster making activity.

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There was also a calligraphy workshop for adults that I wish I was able to join.

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I wasn’t really able to join any of the activities aside from helping Ziggy with his bead art and watching the program. I was busy documenting my kids’ experiences as usual. Haha! But I did get free ice cream because it was Mother’s Day. So yay!

Overall, it was a really fun event that we all enjoyed and a great start to our Mother’s Day celebration.Β Can’t wait for the next Sky Cable event! πŸ™‚


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19 Comments

  1. My son likes arts and crafts and every school year he always joins Art Club. I’m pretty sure he would love to join this kind of event. Is this a free event?
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  2. The place looks packed with activities for the family. I am certain you guys enjoyed. This is such a fun family bonding activity.
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  3. Oooh, it is THAT event. I plan to do the tie-dyeing activity with my kids here. I’m just waiting for things to fall into place, then I’ll have the time (and the materials)to do it. πŸ™‚
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  4. That event looks really fun! I hope my family and I can join next year.

  5. Ang daming activities! I would have joined the calligraphy workshop and the tie-dying activity with my boys. Hirap mag-isip ng art activities for my little boy. Dami pa paints dito sa bahay! Hehe. Thanks for sharing this, Janice!
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  6. That is interesting event. I would love to make arts and crafts with my son too. I’m sure a lot of kids went home so happy after this event.
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  7. My son and I were planning to go to this event when I read its invitation somewhere but unfortunately we were not able to push through. This seems fun for the kids. I should wait and watch for their next event.
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  8. Awww hope we were able to get to the event! Looks so nice and the kids sure enjoyed! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

  9. This is one of those activities that excites me for whe Khale becomes a toddler. πŸ™‚ looks like so much fun.
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  10. It’s great to attend an event that offers various activities for kids and adults alike. Like you, I’m also interested in calligraphy.
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  11. What a fun way of celebrating Mother’s Day with your kids! I guess ganun na talaga kapag nanay. Though the day itself is intended for us, Mothers, we still would want to spend it with our family specially with the kids! πŸ™‚
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  12. Ziggy looks so cute wearing that apron! I’m sure he had a grand time doing all those activities and crafts!
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  13. Oh, this is fun. There’s something for all kids and kids at heart. Sometimes it’s hard kasi to bring everyone to an event na the others won’t enjoy naman. We have that beados too but ours is called qixels hehe.
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  14. Such a fun day indeed. I love the idea that there are activities for both the little ones and teens. And yes, i cant wait for the next sky cable event, too.

  15. I got an invite to attend this event but unfortunately I was not able to come. It’s looks fun!

  16. This kind of event will help kids show their creativeness. I do hope my kids will get to join some of these once their age is appropriate.

  17. The kids look like they ahve so much fun. What an interesting activity for kids who love art. πŸ™‚

  18. We were supposed to attend this event, but the little one was not feeling well. Looked fun though. I wish there will be a next time πŸ™‚

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  19. That looks super fun! My kids love arts and crafts – they would have loved that event!
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