How To Make A Children’s Crafty Hedgehog

If you’re a fan of Mrs Tiggywinkle, then this will spike your interest. Create your own little hedgehog friends. You could even recreate the International Hedgehog Olympic Games – (Yes this really does exist) Use in either role play or as a decoration. What will your child name theirs?

Clay is a great material children to play with, by using it to mold and shape it to anything their imaginations want it to be. They will enjoy using there fine motor skills by squidging, squeezing and rolling.

How To Make A Crafty Hedgehog: 

The materials we have used to create the hedgehog are as follows:

Please note that the links below take you to The Creation Station store where you can buy the products.

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Fun Jokes:

Q: What are two hedgehogs called?

A:  A prickly pair.

Q: What do hedgehogs like for supper?

A: Prickled onions.

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Secrets from Steven Spielberg – how to help your child to grow up happy and fulfilled.

As our children grow and reach milestones in their lives – their first birthday, starting nursery or school. We can’t help wondering – what will our children be when they grow up?

A doctor? A dancer? A dairy farmer?

Will they marry?

Will they be happy with their lot?

Or not?

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Sometimes our children know from an early age what they are destined to do with their lives – just like Steven Spielberg – who made his first film at just twelve years old. For many people it can be a long, frustrating struggle, trying to figure out what to do with their life.

Some of us never discover our niche.

Never find true love.

Never build up the confidence to do what makes us happy.

And that is mighty sad.

So as a parent or carer, how can you help your children answer life’s big questions for themselves?

In a world where children constantly get told what to do by their parents, teachers, siblings and peers, carving out time for children to follow their intuition, is essential to them discovering future happiness.

As someone who has found incredible success following his intuition all his life, Steven Spielberg agrees:

“I’ve always said to my kids, the hardest thing to listen to is – your instincts, your human personal intuition – always whispers, it never shouts. It’s very hard to hear. So you have to, every day of your life, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear.”

Age sixteen, Spielberg was staying with family in California over summer break. Even at that age, he knew he wanted to direct films, so during a bus tour of Universal Studios he slipped out and hid in the toilets until the tour had moved on. After half an hour, Spielberg crept out and began to explore the studios, alone. Through the course of his adventure, he happened upon the Universal Studios Librarian. Impressed by Steven’s story, he issued him a three-day pass, which inspired Spielberg to chance his arm, at getting in without a pass for the proceeding weeks. He did it – he followed his instincts and discovered a place that to Spielberg, “felt more like home to me than my own house.”

Many Creation Station Franchise owners report back to us how they have found running classes, so much more fulfilling than their previous jobs.

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 So how do you help your child develop their gut instinct, especially if it’s such a significant factor in finding happiness in life? Well, we’ve come up with three practical ways for your kids to practice and experience using their intuition.

  1. Meditation

Steven Spielberg believes in the benefits of meditation. In fact, as a thirty-four-year-old director, he said, “I’m hoping in future to have more time for meditation, which I think will help my movie making.”

 Practising making space for quiet time, when children can be calm and experience the voice inside them, prepares them for the times in their life when they desperately need to connect to their intuition.

 There’s plenty of kid’s meditation books and recordings to choose from, however, we like A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh and The Children’s Mediations – In My Heart, a recording by Gitte Winter Graugaard.

  1. Acknowledge your child’s feelings

This one is simple, but deceptively difficult to pull off.

The trick is to acknowledge the child’s feelings, even if you don’t agree with them. A child’s feelings are the source of his or her gut instinct, so tread carefully with your words.

This is the best explanation we’ve found on how to acknowledge feelings: betweenparentandchild.com

  1. Exploratory arts and crafts

Creativity is about following your gut instinct towards what peaks your curiosity.

What colour do I make if I mix all the colours together?

 What happens if I use more glitter?

 Can I use the dog’s tail as a paint brush?

 Practising arts and crafts at home or joining in the fun at Creation Station classes, parties or events, helps develop these essential instincts.

 The Creation Station’s philosophy is all about giving the child freedom to find their own way. We’re not prescriptive, we provide the materials, the time and space. You provide the intuition and the imagination. Our classes start in September for the autumn term. If you’d like to find out more, go to our Facebook page and post your postcode and the age of your child and we’ll let you know where you’ll find your closest class.

 So think of it this way. The next time your children engage in arts and crafts, practice meditation or have their feelings acknowledged, you’re developing in them an internal compass that whispers, “trust your feelings.” And that’s important, because one day, these instincts will be responsible for navigating them through life’s big questions, to finding a life that makes them happy and fulfilled.

 

If we can match your child with a Creation Station class, throw a fantastic arty party for your little one, or enhance your event (wedding or festival) then get in touch.

 

How To Make A Children’s Crafty Trophy

We hope your children got involved and interested in the Rio Olympics this year and with the UK coming second on the Olympic medal table, we have created this fun, inspiring idea for your child to create at home with family or friends. Was your child inspired to begin a sport?

If you are inspired to get involved in a sport or just want a fun craft activity to do, have a look at this fun and simple craft activity. This trophy activity can help develop your child’s fine motor skills, attention to detail, and help to inspire your child’s imagination to do amazing things.

How To Make A Children’s Art And Craft Trophy: 

 

 

The materials we have used to create the trophies are as follows:

Please note that the links below take you to The Creation Station store where you can buy the products.

 

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Fun Jokes:

Q: What animal is best at hitting a baseball?

A: A bat!

Q: Why did the golfer have an extra pair of pants?

A: In case he got a hole in one!

Q: What lights up a soccer stadium?

A: A soccer match!

Follow our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home, to help inspire your child.

To buy the products used in this video and many more, please visit our store.

We would love to see your personalized trophies. Please upload images with #creationstation to our Facebook page or Twitter page for your chance to win monthly goodies.

Visit your local creation station for hands-on inspirational and award-winning classes, birthday parties, and local events.

If you have enjoyed the video clip, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun and creative Creation Station “How To” videos.

Here’s to inspiring futures.

Your Creation Station team.

If we can help with an enquiry you have, please drop us an email: team@thecreationstation.co.uk

How To Make A Children’s Crafty Medal

With the Olympics in full swing there is lots of inspiration to be inspired. Some of the families who come to The Creation Station classes have told us have set up their own family sports events in the garden.

Whether you are getting sporty or just looking for fun activities to do, have a look at the fun and simple medal making activity.

This craft activity can help develop your child’s fine motor skills, attention to detail, and help to inspire your child’s imagination.

The medal is great to use in role play, for example winning their own medal for their own achievements whilst watching the sports players win theirs.

How To Make A Crafty Medal: 

 

 

The materials we have use to create the medal are as follows;

Please note that the links below take you to the Creation Station store where you can buy the products.

 

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Fun Jokes:

Q: Why is basketball the messiest Olympic sport?

A: Because the players dribble all over the court!

Q: What’s the fastest bug at the Olympics?

A: The quicket.

Q: Why does Cinderella never win the Olympics?

A: She has a pumpkin for a coach and runs away from the ball

Follow our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home to help inspire your child.

To buy the products used in this video and many more, please visit our store

We would love to see your personalized medals. Please upload images with #creationstation to our Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win  monthly goodies.

Visit your local creation station for hands on inspirational and award winning classes, birthday parties and local events.

If you have enjoyed the video clip, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun and creative Creation Station “How To” videos.

Here’s to inspiring futures.

Your Creation Station team.

If we can help with an enquiry you have, please drop us an email: team@thecreationstation.co.uk

How To Make A Quick And Easy Festival Mask For Children

There’s lots of children and family festivals running across the country. Here’s a fun children’s arts and crafts festival face mask that’s easy and great fun to make and play with. Plus your festival mask will have your child’s own signature design and will look  great when finished. Your child can decorate their mask  with different materials, making different shapes and styles to make it truly unique and let your child’s personality shine.

This activity helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills, and colour recognition.

The mask is great to make for fancy dress, festivals, parties and events such as masquerade balls!

 Here is our step by step video:

Products used:

Fun Summer Festival Facts And Jokes:

Q: How do all the oceans say hello to each other?

They wave.

Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?

An investigator.

Q:  Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon?

Because she will let it go…

Q:   What do you call a bee that is always complaining ?

A grumble bee !

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Follow our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home to help inspire your child.

To buy the products used in this video and many more, please visit our store

We would love to see your personalized masks. So please upload images with #creationstation to our Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win the monthly goodies.

For local award winning classes, parties and events, visit your local creation station, for hands on inspirational and award winning classes, birthday parties and local events.

If you have enjoyed the video clip why not subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun and creative Creation Station “How To” videos.

Here’s to inspiring futures.

Your Creation Station team.

If we can help with an enquiry you have, please drop us an email: team@thecreationstation.co.uk

How To Make A Fun Low -cost Festival Headband

Are you celebrating summer fun at a festival this year?  Rather than spend £10 or more on a headpiece at the festival, why not make your own low-cost version? Your bright and colourful headpiece will also help you get spotted more easily in festival crowds. This activity helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills, colour recognition and can also help with physical development.  Make your creation stand out by using coloured materials to make it fun and bright. The headpiece can be used on other occasions too, such as weddings and parties.

 Here is our step by step video:

 

Fun Summer Festival Facts And Jokes:

1. Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!

2.When traveling through water, sound moves around four times faster than when it                 travels through air.

Q: What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?

A: A tuba toothpaste.

Q: What did 0 say to 8?

A: Nice belt!

Q: What genre of music are balloons scared of?

A: POP!

Q: What do you call a cow that can play a instrument?

A: Moo-sician

 

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Follow our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home to help inspire your child.

To buy the products used in this video and many more, please visit our store

We would love to see your personalized headpieces. So please upload images with #creationstation to our Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win the monthly goodies.

For local award winning classes, parties and events, visit your local creation station, for hands on inspirational and award winning classes, birthday parties and local events.

If you have enjoyed the video clip why not subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun and creative Creation Station “How To” videos.

Here’s to inspiring futures.

Your Creation Station team.

If we can help with an enquiry you have, please drop us an email: team@thecreationstation.co.uk