As part of the lead-up programs to the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 award ceremony on 21 July, omy.sg organised a series of fun learning workshops for everyone, together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic.

The first workshop on 26 May was a photography workshop with bloggers, Jerome Lim and Christine Ng sharing tips on photography as well as insights on effective story-telling through images.

Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2

Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2

The second workshop took place at Fullhouse Cafe Singapore on 16 June and was hosted by blogger and actress, Joanne-Marie Sim. Attendees were parent-child pairs who came to try out some hand-ons eco craft while educating the children on the importance of being eco-friendly.

Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts

Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts

At the workshop, attendees learn how to make a cushion pillow from an old tee-shirt; a dish made from magazine pages; and a pencil holder/ flower pot from old socks.

Here are some of the event photos:

Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel

Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel

Host Joanne working on her eco crafts

Host Joanne working on her eco crafts

Joanne warming-up the kids with a little game

Joanne warming-up the kids with a little game

The kids having fun

The kids having fun

A father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little son

A father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little son

The first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socks

The first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socks

Sticking eyes onto the socks

Sticking eyes onto the socks

Kids at work

Kids at work

A mother helping her daughter with the glue

A mother helping her daughter with the glue

Joanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holder

Joanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holder

Joanne inspecting a sock holder

Joanne inspecting a socks holder

Moving on to the tee-shirt pillow next

Moving on to the tee-shirt pillow next

Joanne doing a demonstration on stage

Joanne doing a demonstration on stage

Stuffing the tee-shirt

Stuffing the tee-shirt

A mum helping her daughter on the stuffing

A mum helping her daughter on the stuffing

Gluing the seams

Gluing the seams

Completed pig pillow

Completed pig pillow

Cloud pillow

Cloud pillow

Power ranger pillow

Power ranger pillow

Two sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillows

Two sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillows

Blogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillow

Blogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillow

Two sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creations

Two sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creations

Another little boy getting interviewed

Another little boy getting interviewed

Tea-break and some light snacks for everyone

Tea-break and some light snacks for everyone

A group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stage

A group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stage

Another group of kids with their tee-shirt pillows

Another group of kids with their tee-shirt pillows

Last eco craft for the day - making paper dishes from old magazine pages

Last eco craft for the day – making paper dishes from old magazine pages

Gluing the paper sticks together

Gluing the paper sticks together

Parents chipping in to help

Parents chipping in to help

A girl with her completed paper dish

A girl with her completed paper dish

Another two girls with their completed dishes

Another two girls with their completed dishes

Smiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an end

Smiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an end

Parents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco crafts

Parents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco crafts

A little boy taking a photo with our working staff

A little boy taking a photo with our working staff

Everyone wanted a photo with Joanne the host

Everyone wanted a photo with Joanne the host

I had fun watching the children exercise their creativity when completing their various eco crafts. When my baby son Asher is older, I will love to teach him how to make a cushion pillow from his old tee-shirt too.

Everyone, both young and old left the workshop with a big smile on their faces and a bag full of self-made items to bring home. The little ones also learn a bit more on caring for the environment – a small step towards a greener tomorrow.

Did I mention that this workshop is completely FREE? This is all thanks to the generous sponsorship of Panasonic.

There will be one last workshop featuring a cooking demonstration by food bloggers Daniel Ang and Maureen Ow. Due to overwhelming response, registration is already closed.

Nonetheless, stay tuned to omy.sg for other interesting updates and more such exciting events. 🙂