During the Easter holidays the whole geek family were invited to a very special event held by Hewlett Packard at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London. We were to undertake a number of different Easter themed crafts and see how the HP product range, particularly the ENVY 4500 printer that I’ve reviewed previously) fitted in with these activities. This was a cause for great excitement, and also marked a number of “firsts” for the geekson – in particular his first proper train journey, and his first visit to London.
We had a fantastic day out, and really enjoyed the event. We used the HP Photo Creations software to design and print our own Easter photo box:
There were piles of colouring pages which the geekdaughter particularly enjoyed:
The kids got to go on an Easter egg hunt where they used an HP tablet to take photos of the eggs they found:
And finally there was a very cute Easter photo opportunity courtesy of Snapfish where both kids got to dress up as rabbits to have their picture taken:
Although it must be said one of the kids was far happier about dressing up as a rabbit…
… than the other one was:
After the event finished we had time to explore the V&A Museum of Childhood a little before having to head off to catch our train. The geekson particularly liked looking at the car toys on display:
We were sent away with a lovely basket of HP goodies at the end of the event, and set a series of Easter challenges that we were supposed to complete. We started off well – the kids enjoyed solving the giant maze, and then colouring it in:
… and we printed out our own recipe card and made chocolate Easter nests:
But then the end of the holidays came all too soon, and the remaining challenges went uncompleted. So whilst the Hewlett Packard team wanted us to share a photo of our completed Easter basket showing our finished crafts, I don’t think this one’s going to win any prizes:
Although I do think we should maybe get some kind of special award for still having chocolate left this far after Easter!
Disclosure: Hewlett Packard contributed towards our travel costs for the Easter event in London, and provided a basket full of goodies. They also offered a prize for the blogger family with the best completed basket, but I haven’t entered ours as it’s not going to win anything is it? 🙂