PAINT PARTY: Kids make Christmas masterpieces at Tupper

Published 8:18 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019

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The mood was merry at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge Wednesday night.

And, Santa Claus would have been very pleased with the little boys and girls who participated in “Tupper’s” Paint Party with their moms. They were as good as gold, said Garneshia Lampley, children and teens program coordinator at “Tupper.”

And, the Paint Party was “so much fun,” said Madison Green, whose mother, Shaquanna, was along just to enjoy the party with her. Madison was all into the painting herself because, “I just love to paint.”

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There were no guidelines as to what to paint, however, there were enough images of the Christmas season in the children’s library to give the kids ideas, if they needed them. Some did; some did their own thing. There were Christmas trees, reindeer, stars and silver bells.

“It was fun and interesting to watch the moms and kids working together,” Lampley said. “That was the idea behind Tupper’s Paint Party. We wanted to kick of the Christmas season in a fun and creative way and a paint party was a way to involve the kids and their parents. Painting was something they could do together that would be enjoyable and also would be a way for the parents and kids to communicate in a different way. The hope was that the parents would let the kids be creative and help but not take over.”

Laurie Nicholson said she and her son, Jude, had a wonderful time together.

“The thought of giving paint to a kid sitting next to me at home was stressful,” Nicholson said, with a smile. “But it was not that way at all. Jude’s painting didn’t have to be any certain way. I just wanted it to be his. I loved watching Jude create his own little masterpiece and it was important to him that I said he was good at it. We had a good time together.”

Lampley said all of the young painters created what will become treasures of togetherness, the kid and his or her mom or another special person in their lives.

“Tupper” has another Christmas party planned for kids from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Santa Claus will be there to hear Christmas wishes and to have his photo taken with all the good little boys and girls.

The activities will include a coloring station, Letters to Santa and pictures with the Grinch. A special feature of Christmas at Tupper will be the movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Lampley said there is a good possibility that The Grinch just might stop by to remind the kids that Christmas doesn’t come for a store. It means, perhaps, a little bit more.