Sunday, 26 February 2012

Skinny Hippo, Abingdon

We recently booked a birthday trip to Skinny Hippo in Abingdon for Charlotte and a couple of her friends to do some painting. Skinny Hippo is a craft and gift shop in the centre of Abingdon you can go along any time for drop in painting/deco patch/bead making, or book with them a party. Depending on the age of the party there is the choice of painting, deco patch, silly signs, felt making, tiaras, bead jewellery and more. They have just started a build-a-bear workshop too which a couple of older girls were doing while we were there.

At 4 years old we thought the girls would be better suited to painting. They chose their models to paint and happily sat there quietly for a good 20mins concentrating on what they were doing. The paints they were given were very good quality acrylics which went on so well and left a good finish. Once finished we browsed the shop while the shop keeper dried and varnished our models. The finished products looked really good and Charlotte has loved showing it off to everyone.

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