How To Make A Children’s Summer Festival Bracelet

To celebrate summer fun, friends and festivals, we have created this brightly coloured fun festival friendship bracelet for you to make with your friends and family. Make it into a friendship bracelet or keyring. This activity helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills, colour recognition and can also help with emotional development as they can share this activity with friends.  Use coloured ribbons to create a fun and bright creation and show and share your festival bracelet with your friends and family.

 Here is our step by step video:

Fun Summer Festival Jokes:

Q: What is the best day to go to the beach?           A: Sunday, of course!

Q: Why do bananas use sunscreen?                         A:Because they peel.

Q: What does the sun drink out of?                          A:Sunglasses

Q: What did the ocean say to the sailboat?            A: Nothing it just waved.

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Here’s to inspiring futures.

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Entertain Your Child With This Fun Summer Craft Activity For Kids


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One of the fun things about summer, is seeing all the creatures come out to play. But as you can’t take these creatures out of their habitat, we decided to come up with this fun craft idea to create your own life-like crab to remind you of those
summer days. All low cost with hours of fun. This activity also helps with your child’s fine motor skills, helps them notice more features about the environment and how things can be connected. This activity also helps boost their imagination by creating their own little crab friend, which leads to role playing.

Enjoy the step by step video, showing you how we created our crabs. At the end, get your children to name them. One of the girls at head office had their niece name ours… naming him “Pinchy” and the other “Herby”.

 

Fun Facts:

  • Crabs live in a greater range of places than any other sea animal. As well as the ocean, they live in smoking volcanoes, under the ice in Antarctica and even on land and climb trees.
  • Crabs communicate through drumming their claws or flapping their pincers, they would do well down the Grapevine pub on a Friday night.
  • Female crabs have short pregnancies of just 1 to 2 weeks, which sounds great but they have 2000 eggs, can you imagine.
  • There are over 4,500 different species of crab.

Random Fact- During the night, hermit crabs are often found in large groups near the ocean shore. They are also known to climb over each other instead of walking around them.

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We would love to see your named crabs. 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.

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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

Entertain Your Child This Summer With This Easy Low Cost And Fun Seaside Mobile Children’s Crafts Activity

Have you ever struggled to keep your child entertained during the summer or whilst on holiday? Here’s a fun and simple children’s arts and crafts activity for you to enjoy.  Plus, the bonus is that rather than having to go shopping for all the products many of the items you need for this fun children’s crafts mobile you can find for free in your recycling box or when you go for a walk. You could even go on a nature trail with your child to collect natural items that captures and sparks their interest.fish

By encouraging your child to collect the items,  chat through and plan the activity together and then creating their own unique mobile will help your child develop their concentration and their own ideas. Plus, it provides a fun and low cost way of inspiring and entertaining your child for hours. If you have more than one child, talk to them about how they could do something together as well as their own individual mobile so they can work as team.

Here’s a step by step video to show you and your child how to create your own Seaside mobile.

Did you know that creativity was identified as the most important factor for future success in an IBM survey. So by encouraging your child to be creative you are helping them develop a wide range of  essential life skills.

 

Fun Facts About Seaside Animals

Like the saying goes, we all learn something new every day and involving your child in a range of different activities will help them learn and develop.

Here are some fun facts you may not have known…

  • Sea Turtles lay their eggs in sand.
  • Seahorses are the only fish that swim upwards.
  • Most fish cannot swim backwards!

Fishy Jokes

  • Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other, “Do you know how to drive this thing?
  • What do you call a fish without an I – fsh!

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We would love to see your seaside mobiles. 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 video click 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

Simon Bates Interviews The Creation Station

Mumma of The Creation Station, Sarah Cressall and proud mum to Sam, Ollie, and Josh, had the pleasure to join Simon Bates on Tuesday 7th June on BBC Radio Devon.

Sarah talked to Simon Bates about being shorlisted from 5000 companies to the top ten for the Virgin Branson Impact award. The final three will June 15th 2016.

>> Click here  to listen to Simon Bates interviewing Sarah Cressall here:

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Simon Bates interviews Sarah Cressall on BBC Radio.

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Sarah Cressall having fun in the BBC offices.

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Fun Father’s Day Gift

Happy Father’s Day

Here at Inspiration House, home to The Creation Station Creative hub team we were privileged to have two special guests join us. Jess and Sophie came in and got creative and made their Daddy some very special personalized crafts in our creative zone.

Lots of glitter, glue and other fun materials later, the zone was buzzing with fun fathers day crafts activities.

DSC_0329All the team were really delighted to also receive our own very personalized special creative gift too.

Check out their creative creations.

Here’s a fun activity to help your child get creative and to help make their Dad feel super special this Father’s Day.

Create a personalized Best Dab rosette using different tools such as, pens, glitter, paint or even feathers to decorate the rosette. It’s fun, its creative and unique, just like their Dad!

Simply click on the image below and download.

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We would love to see your Father’s Day pictures. So please upload them 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 classes.

 

Are Creative Fun Activities Really That Beneficial For Your Child?

Sarah Cressall mum to three and Founder of the award-winning Creation Station shares why The Creation Station is on a mission to bring Creativity back into Childhood, through fun, hands-on creativity journeys of discovery and exploration.

“We are so very grateful to everyone who voted for us to help us reach the top 1% of over 10,000 companies who pitched to Richard Branson THANK YOU!Creation-Station 2016 logo - RGB - for AE

This along with our five-star rating from customers on Trustpilot shows just how important people feel it is to support our children through fun and engaging creativity activities. They are the future and we need to help them ‘become who they are’.

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What I love about the creative process is that children come to life during well-structured creative activities and engage in whatever way that sparks their interest. You can see how much they love exploring their ideas and experimenting with the materials. Alongside this, they are learning and developing so much and at the same time having fun! Isn’t that the best way to learn? To feel motivated, excited, and happy.

That’s what the whole team at Creation Station strive to do every day of the week.  We are passionate about sparking your child’s natural curiosity to help them create their own journey of exploration and discovery.  Every week we explore different materials and concepts, discover new techniques and ideas and help each child develop a wide range of skills and attributes including:

  • How to problem solve, think, and innovate
  • How to overcome challenges, learn through failure, and to develop ideas
  • How to recognise and value our similarities and differences.

Our creative approach helps boost your child’s essential life skills including:

 

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As you can see the creative process is so much more than paint or messy play, it creates a solid foundation for a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life.

IdeaWe feel privileged to be able to release the magic of childhood and creative play and the many benefits they bring. It’s about supporting your child’s style of learning and allowing their ‘wonder within’ to shine out.

These are values that I know are important to other families too, that’s why our Creation Station team are so excited about working closely with children and families across the UK to help inspire your child’s imagination nurture their amazing potential.”

Sarah Cressall, proud mum to Sam, Ollie, and Josh and Founder of The Creation Station.

Due to demand there are now over 1,000 experiences happening every week across the UK to inspire your child, and even you!   

The creative fun activities include:

 

Tiny TreasuresTiny Treasures –  Create beautiful crafts keepsakes with your newborn. Sessions are designed for you and your newborn to 6 months.

 

 

Babay DiscoverBaby Discover – Help your baby discover their world through shared journeys of discovery. Classes are designed for you and  your 6 month to 14 month old.

 

LITTLE EXPLORERLittle Explorers  – Journeys of exploration and discovery  to help your children explore, discover and develop. Classes are designed to inspire your 15 month to 5 year old and you.

 

Family FunFamily Fun – Inspire your family with fun, hands on interactive art and craft classes suitable you to enjoy with your sons and daughters aged 2 years to 11 years.

 

Arty Birthday PartiesArty Birthday Party – Fun-filled art and craft birthday parties to inspire girls and boys of all ages, with party bags filled with their own treasured memories of their special day.

 

Create ClubCreate Club – Fun and educational art and crafts after school, Saturday and holiday clubs. Oodles of fun creative activities to inspire growing minds.

 

 

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Event Entertainment – Inspire your guests with hands-on themed art and craft activities.

 

 

To find out about the fun hands-on, educational classes and activities in your area, click here to contact your local Creation Station or pop your details in below and we will introduce you to your local Creation Station inspirer.

Here’s to inspiring futures:)

 

 

 

 

Dino Awards!

#HappyInternationalMuseumDay

To celebrate international museum day we thought we should inspire you with an historic style dinosaur picture. Get creative with your children using different materials to create their very own dinosaur skeleton.

Dinosaur awards- Did you know?

  • The award for dumbest dinosaur goes to Stegosaurus who had a brain the size of a walnut, only 3 centimetres long and weighing 75 grams.
  • The award for the longest dinosaur goes to Seismosaurus, measuring over 40 metres long (this is as long as 5 double-decker buses!).
  • The award for heaviest dinosaur goes to Brachiosaurus weighing just over 80 tonnes. That is almost the size of 17  Elephants! Brachiosaurus is the largest dinosaur skeleton to be mounted in a museum.

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We would love to see your creative historic dinosaur. So please upload your creations with #creationstation to our Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win the monthly goodies.  

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