Clare and Arty’s Creation Station Experience- Week 3 and 4

Following Clare and her 2-year-old son called Arty’s experience of Creation Station classes. To read Clare and Arty’s first and second week at their Creation Station Classes- click here and to find out how they get on in future classes follow our blog.

Week 3 Little Explorer Classes: 

“Arty discovered the colour yellow this week. So sunny and bright! Everything was yellow, shapes, paint, bricks, balls, lots of different textures and interesting toys and other things to use in making a wonderful ‘creation’. Arty was a little bit hyperactive this morning. He enjoyed doing some painting and then he enjoyed running around the room much to my horror, but Helen was great, she put me at ease and told me that it’s okay, he’s just being a little boy and lots of children are like this. Not a problem at all. Phew! We painted our feet and made sunflowers. It was a lovely session and even though Arty was on the move a lot during this one, he still got lots out of the art on offer :)”.

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Week 4 Little Explorer Classes: 

“This week, Arty was a lot more settled and eager to see what was in Helen’s box. He sat with the others and did the ‘Creation Station’ song with Helen and he did all the actions as well. Love the use of words like ‘creation, station, imagination and develops’ in the song. It sets the mood and lets the children know that it’s time to settle in and get ‘creating’ for the next hour. Then, of course the familiar Creation Station CD is played and this always sets a lovely tone for
the whole session ahead. Right, down to business and today’s theme is the colour… Blue! Arty is excited. He sits straight down in his little red overalls and gets to work, smearing large splodges of blue paint all over a huge piece of wallpaper. He rolls blue balls through the paint and he paints blocks with letters of the alphabet raised on them, then prints them onto the paper and we say each letter as he does it and encourage him to have a go too. Helen tells us to ask him what colour the sky is, what colour the sea is and then we start to make ‘sea’ and watery scenes onto smaller pieces of paper for what will be our aquatic picture scene. Arty is given tissue paper and we roll it into little balls and use PVA img_20160802_113728_kindlephoto-38210887glue to stick them onto the paper as well. We cut little pieces of coloured paper, triangles, circles and then we also stick them onto the picture. Arty is encouraged to have a go. He loves cutting and sticking now and he didn’t know how to do this before. He is really keen to try now and is better every week. We went home with a very nice, colourful ocean scene picture. And a very proud two and a half year old. I love how Creation Station encourages parents to get involved and sees the importance of developing parent creative skills and confidence in doing Art with their children. We also, feel a huge sense of pride and building bonds with our children and understanding their individuality and needs.”.

Clare Reeve- Artys proud mummy

Classes are designed to help inspire your little one through journeys of exploration discovery and development.

Creation station has the following classes and events available:

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If you would like to come along and enjoy the fun with your little one pop your details below and we’ll let you know the details of local classes and events.

Follow our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home to help inspire your child. For local award winning classes, parties and events visit your local creation station for hands-on inspirational classes.

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The Creation Station Christmas Countdown- Day 25

Today is the first day of our Creation Station Christmas Countdown. Enjoy this simple step by step video and decorate your very own festive bauble to hang on your Christmas Tree. Use different materials inside the bauble to create different magical effects.

You will need:

Q: Where do elves go to dance?

A: Christmas Balls!

For more “How To” videos go to our YouTube Channel and click Subscribe. Share your awesome masterpieces with #creationstation on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook  or Twitter page for your chance to win one of our monthly craft giveaways. For local classes, parties and events visit www.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:

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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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

 

Colour & Create Your Own Cool Queen’s Corgi

For most of us a birthday comes once a year, but like Paddington bear our monarch Queen Elizabeth has 2 birthdays and this year is celebrating her 90th year with 8 official days of fun entertainment, from street parties to concerts.

So here’s a few fun facts that you might not know about our #Queenat90 –

  1. Her Majesty is well known for her love of corgis, having received her first one as an 18th birthday present named Susan.
  2. The Queen once invented a new breed of dog called the ‘dorgi’ after she mated her pet corgi with one of Princess Margaret’s dachshunds. The dorgi was named chipper, however, he was killed after The Queen Mother’s dog attacked him.
  3. On the topic of dogs, Her Majesty once demoted a royal footman after it was discovered he had been getting the corgis drunk by mixing whisky and gin to their food and water.

As a respect of her love of the Corgi we have created this fun activity download for your child to enjoy.

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

We would love to see your creations so please upload them with #creationstation to our Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win the monthly goodies.