Make your own Birdhouse

To celebrate Spring we have created this fun and easy birdhouse. Explore using different colours and textures to attract the birds to your garden! This activity helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills, colour recognition and help them understand the world.

You will need:

  • Birdhouse
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Glue
  • Glitter

 

 

Q: Can February March?                                                                            A:No, but April May!

Q: What season is it when you are on a trampoline?                     A: Spring-time!

Q: Why is the letter A like a flower?                                                A: A bee (B) comes after it!

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

Mother’s Day Children’s Personalised Treasure Box Gift

Give the perfect gift this Mother’s Day with this fun and personalised treasure box. Create for small storage, or use as a jewellery box! 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.

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Q: Why is a computer so smart?                                                      A: It listens to its motherboard.

Q: What did the mother broom say to the baby broom?         A: It’s time to go to sweep!

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

Make Your Own Mother’s Day Flower Canvas Gift

To celebrate Mother’s Day we have created this fun and easy flower canvas. Explore the different coloured buttons and see your canvas bloom! 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.

You will need:

 

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?                                                  A: I don’t know, ask dad!

Q: What did the baby corn say to the mama corn?                             A: Where’s Popcorn?

Q: What do you call a small mum?                                                            A: Minimum

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

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