How To Make Your Own Easter Egg Decoration

To celebrate Easter we have created this fun and easy garden Easter eggs for you to make at home. Explore using different colours and materials to make your eggs personal and bright! This activity helps to develop your child’s fine motor skills, colour recognition and can make their imagination wonder with the excitement of Easter.

You will need:

Wire
Polystyrene Eggs
Paint
Paint Brush
Glitter

Q: Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a joke?                                   A: It might crack up!

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How To Make A Children’s Handprint Card

Create your own personalised Mother’s Day card. Create using different colours and materials. 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:

 

 

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St David’s Day Celebrations

Happy St David’s Day. Here is a great activity for you to do.

Take a look at some fun facts that you may not know about St Davids Day:

  • Who was St David?                                                                                                                               St David was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. He spread the word of Christianity across Wales.His names in Welsh is Dewi Sant.

  • Why is the leek the national emblem of Wales?                                                                      There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from the enemy.

  • What was St David most famous for?                                                                                          The most famous story about Saint David tells how he was preaching to a huge crowd and the ground is said to have risen up, so that he was standing on a hill and everyone had a better chance of hearing him.

  • Why is the daffodil so popular on St Davids Day?                                                                     The daffodil is a generic Welsh symbol which is in season during March. The Welsh wear this symbol on their lapel.

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Children’s 3D Clay Heart

Get creative and make your very own 3D Valentine’s clay heart. Explore the texture of the clay and how it moulds! 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:

Check out the “Love Is In The Air” pack containing all of our Valentine’s craft materials on our store here.

 

Q: What did the painter say to her boyfriend?                           A: I love you with all my art!
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Children’s 3D Valentine’s Card

Get creative and make your very own 3D Valentine’s card. Explore the texture, of the noodles and watch them change with water! 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:

Check out the “Love Is In The Air” pack containing all of our Valentine’s craft materials on our store here.

 

Q: What did the bat say to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day?                  A: Let’s hang out!

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

Year Of The Rooster- Chinese New Year Craft

Here is a fun children’s arts and crafts rooster face mask, which is easy and great fun to make to celebrate Chinese New Year. Plus your mask can be used in role play with friends. Your child can decorate their mask with different materials, making different shapes and styles to make it a truly unique rooster mask.

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!

For your rooster mask you will need:

 

 

Q: Why did the rooster cross the road?

It was the chicken’s day off!

Q: A rooster laid an egg on a barn roof. Which way would it roll?

Roosters don’t lay eggs, hens do!

Q: What do you get if you cross a cocker spaniel, a poodle, and a rooster?

Cockerpoodledoo!

Q:  Chickens rise when the rooster crows, but when do ducks get up?

At the quack of dawn!

 

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Clare and Arty’s Creation Station Journey

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 5 Little Explorer Classes: 

“Arty was on holiday this week and so we missed ‘Creation Station’ today.”

Week 6 Little Explorer Classes:

“Final week and sadly we were unable to attend due
to ill health. Arty was so poorly and I had so wanted him to go but in the end he just wasn’t well enough and I didn’t want to give his germs to the other children. This was our last session of the 6 week block, but we will be
definitely attending more sessions when the new term starts.”

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Summary

As a family, we’ve really had a great experience so far at Creation Station. We really enjoy being around Helen as she is such an easy, relaxed person to get along with and always has a smile for everyone. Arty is a really energetic two year old. Whilst the other children were happy to sit and do some art activities, Arty enjoyed them for a short time and then would be looking to run around and we often had to keep bringing him back to the art, but once focused and concentrating on something, he would be fine. Even for energetic and restless children like Arty, there was still much to glean from the experience and he would always finish something and be very proud to bring it home. He has 4 pieces of Creation Station art around his room and he loves it. We often see Helen around town at events and promoting Creation Station in some way or
another and we pop over and do some art and say hello. I think she is a face of the ‘promotion of creativity in children’ in Haverhill now, and that’s so nice. We do still go to some sessions and enjoy it. I think Arty gets so much out of it developmentally, his fine and gross motor hand and eye co-ordination, maths with colours and shapes, literacy – paintbrush strokes and language and communication, listening to the music. The emotional benefits are tremendous as he gets complete autonomy to express himself through the medium of art and creativity, he gets a sense of self-worth and pride in his accomplishments and of course, he benefits socially, by interacting with Helen, the other children and other parents.

I would like to say thank you so much for the gift of Creation Station. I’m so glad it’s come to our town and I can see it being a big part of children’s events and on the clubs timetable for many parents and little artists alike. I hope you like the blog and photos, all that’s left to say is thank you and best of luck for Creation Station!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love from,

Clare, Arty, Poppy (who has done art activities with Helen at town events) and sometimes daddy!) 🙂 x

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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