We live in a day and age where we need to be practical about our purchasing decisions. I had this conversation with the wife of a speaker partner and she gave me a great tip to avoid tantrums from your children when you enter the grocery or toy stores. She advised me to give them money (ex. Php 100) and teach them to make choices with what they will do with the money that you gave them. I will definitely do that when my daughter is older. Since she is still young, all she wants are really toys. Another good tip for moms and dads out there is to create DIY toys for your children.
If you do not know how to make toys, here is a workshop that you can go to!
What you’ll learn from this workshop:
A. Why Make Toys?
– Discover how making things together can benefit your relationship and teach your children important values.
B. Make Things Together
– With an ample supply of materials such as empty cardboard boxes, bottle caps, sticks, yarn, colored markers and glue, you and your child will create toys and other fun things together.
– Within the session, you will make three different objects. Two will be taught step by step, easy enough to learn, while the last one will be an original concept you and your child will come up with. That will be your chance to use your imaginations together and get as creative as you can!
C. Nothing Comes to Waste
– Learn how to save junk at home which you can reuse and recycle to make fun things on your next arts and crafts session!
Nica Cosio is a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful girls. She is also a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. During her free time (mostly when her children are napping) she occupies herself with arts and crafts which she writes about and shares on the blog she keeps with her husband (www.carlosandveronica.net). She loves to read, make art with her children, and throw DIY parties.
DIY Toys workshop will be held on March 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN at Best For Families Inc Headquarters, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City.
Early Bird Rate: P 900
Regular Rate: P 1,200
Group Rate: P 800 (Parent & Kid tandem of 3)
Fee is inclusive of handouts, food, kit & freebies!
To register, visit www.manilaworkshops.com/events/do-it-yourself-toys-workshop