Colour-in kids keen to make their mark
WHEN Thomas Hockings was getting his entry ready for The Observer colouring-in competition, his pencils were in transit from Arnhem Land.
Thomas, 8, and his family only recently moved to Gladstone, and his mum Michelle had to go out and buy new pencils.
He wanted to make his person look like a garden gnome.
"It took me four days to colour in," he said.
Children had a chance to show off their artistic talents but only 10 winners took home their very own gardening kit.
They were chosen from a pool of colourful entries.
Four-year-old Indie King liked colouring in the flowers.
She already has her own garden and likes to grow petunias.
Benaraby State School student Levi Beale was excited to pick up his garden kit.
"I colour in lots," he said.
The five-year-old planted his own mango seed.
"I've planted it so I can grow mangoes," he said.