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Halloween Pumpkin- Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Make your own Halloween Pumpkin to stick on the wall or tu use as a Halloween decoration. Will yours be a traditional orange, Or a colour that shows your personality?  We’d love to see what you have done with your Halloween Pumpkins so share a photo with us on our Facebook page or Tweet us your photos.

If you’re looking for more fun, check out our Classes running across the UK. Find out more by commenting on this blog post, looking up your closest Creation Station on our website, or calling us on 01395 239 700.

 

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Autumn Fox Colouring Picture

What can you see out of your window this autumn? Can you see the different coloured leaves falling off the trees? What animals can you see in the wilderness?

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Download your fox colouring picture here

 

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Light Up The Sky With This Fun Firework Craft…

If you have a flare for arts and crafts, you will love this firework picture for you to make at home with your family.

This activity develops your child’s imagination and stimulates their incredible senses, by using different materials to create bright, sparkling 3D effects.

This fun creative activity helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills, understanding of their world and helps with their colour recognition.

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For your 3D picture you will need:

 

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With the glue, begin creating the shapes of your fireworks on your black A4 card.
Tip: Create different sizes, and shapes like spirals to make your fi
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Begin to glitter on top of the glue.

Pour the excess glitter off into the glitter jar.

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Whilst this is drying, cut out your pictures and place in the whole of the rocket frame.
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With the foam clay, begin to mould onto the rocket to create a 3D effect.

Step 7:

When both the glue and the clay is dry, stick the rocket carefully to the black card.

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Fun firework facts and jokes:

Q: What do you get when you cross a dinosaur with fireworks?

A: DINOMITE!

Q: What do you call a duck who likes watching firework displays?

A: A fire-quacker!

Did you know? A space rocket can cost up to £344 million to build.

Sparklers are really hot- they can burn up to 2,000° F – ouch! That’s as hot as a blow torch.

Walt Disney World buys more fireworks than any other company worldwide

Queen Elizabeth loved fireworks that she created an honorary title, “Fire Master of England” for the individual who created the best fireworks.

A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph, however the shell can reach as high as 200 metres.

Have a whizz-popping bonfire night and remember to follow the firework code.

Share your awesome masterpieces with #creationstation on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook for your chance to win one of our monthly craft giveaways. For free fun craft videos subscribe to The Creation Station Youtube channel. For local classes, parties and events visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

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Halloween Countdown- Spooky Ghost Mask

Make your own Halloween Ghost mask to complete your child’s costume this Halloween. We’d love to see how you have decorated your Halloween ghost masks so share a photo with us on our Facebook page or Tweet us your photos.

If you’re looking for more fun, check out our Classes, running across the UK. Find out more by commenting on this blog post, looking up your closest Creation Station on our website, or calling us on 01395 239 700.

 

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How To Make A Children’s Spooky Halloween Lantern

Get creative with this fun activity for you and your family this Halloween, even tiny hands can help. Create the Halloween lantern using different colours and shapes to create different silhouettes on your jar. Hang them outside to wow the trick-or-treaters, or use this as a spooky decoration inside your home. Fill the jar with sweets, instead of a candle, to store your Halloween treats. You can use these materials to create a lantern to celebrate other events and seasons such as Diwali or Christmas.

This activity develops your child’s fine motor skills, shape recognition, colour recognition, and role-play skills.

For one jar you will need:

  • Plastic Jar
  • Sequins
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Glue Stick

 

Spooktacular Jokes and facts:

Q: What is a ghost’s favourite food?

Ice-Scream.

 Q: Why did Dracula have no friends?

Because he is a pain in the neck.

 Q:  How do witches style their hair?

They use Scare Spray

 

Did you know?

  • Original trick-or-treaters mostly got given fruits and nuts, not sweets
  • The first Jack O’ Lanterns were made out of turnips
  • It is believed that if you see a spider on Halloween it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you
  • Pumpkins are not only orange but can grow to be blue, white or green
  • Did you know that over 90% of parents steal their children’s Halloween sweets! Keep the sweets hidden!

 

Share your awesome masterpieces with #CreationStation on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook for your chance to win one of our monthly craft giveaways. See the step-by-step video of this fun activity, and for more free fun craft videos subscribe to The Creation Station YouTube channel. For local classes, parties and events visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

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Halloween Countdown- Goody Bags

Make your very own waterproof goody bag to carry all of your discoveries that you find on autumn walks. Why not include some leaves in the layers of your bag and try to find the same shapes on your walk.

This goody bag is also a great idea for Halloween! Are you going trick or treating this year? Why not make your very own goody bag to carry all of your treats, you could even make one to match your costume. photo6

You will need:

  • Cling Film
  • Collage materials: Tissue Paper, Cellophane, Paper, Feathers, Leaves
  • Sequins
  • Cellotape
  • Scissors

Step 1 

Cut a length of cling film roughly 60cm long.

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Sprinkle the collage materials onto the cling film, don’t put everything in at once as you will be creating layers to make your bag strong enough to hold lots of treats.

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Cut another piece of cling film and place over the top of your previous piece, this should hold all the decorations in place.

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Repeat steps 2 and 3 another 4 times. You should end up with 6 layers of cling film.

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Once you have added all the decorations you want to your bag. Fold over the edges to create a neat seam and keep all the decorations in place.

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Fold the whole thing in half like a book, then cellotape along the side and along the bottom. You will need to fold the cellotape over the two sides of the bag. Put your hand inside the bag to check for any holes.

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Create a handle by cutting 30cm of cling film. Along one edge place some decoration, fold over approx. 3cm.  Add some more decorations along the fold and fold again, repeat this until you have run out of cling film. This should then be strong enough to form a handle.

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Cellotape the two ends of the handle to the inside of the bag, make sure it is secure so that you don’t lose all of your goodies.

 

Your bag is now finished and ready to hold all your amazing goodies, whether it be leaves and conkers or yummy surprises from Halloween.

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We’d love to see what you have done with your Halloween Goodie Bags so share a photo with us on our Facebook page or Tweet us your photos.

If you’re looking for more Halloween fun, check out our Play-Doh Squishy and Squashy Spooky Classes, running across the UK from 17th – 28th October. Find out more by commenting on this blog post, looking up your closest Creation Station on our website, or calling us on 01395 239 700.

 

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Halloween Countdown- Pasta Skeleton

Build your own spooky skeleton with dried pasta and create your own crazy creatures.

You will need:

  • Black card
  • PVA Glue
  • An assortment of dried pasta

Using PVA glue stick the pieces of pasta onto black card to create your skeletons. You could build an entire body or focus on close-ups of different parts of the skeleton.

Can you guess what different parts of the body these images are?

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Answers- A: Skull B: Arm and hand C: Spine and ribs

We’d love to see what you have done with your Halloween Skeletons so share a photo with us on our Facebook page or Tweet us your photos.

If you’re looking for more Halloween fun, check out our Play-Doh Squishy and Squashy Spooky Classes, running across the UK from 17th – 28th October. Find out more by commenting on this blog post, looking up your closest Creation Station on our website, or calling us on 01395 239 700.