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

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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!
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 schedule creative activities for children

Life is busy, isn’t it? There’s the house to manage, the family to feed, the dog to walk, the children to entertain and you have to squeeze in work too.

One of the first things to fall by the wayside can be creative activities with your child, either because they are too messy, or they take too long to set-up. We’ve come up with some ideas for you to try, to help you build art and craft activities into your weekly routine.

Keep the chain going

This idea is really simple:

  1. Print out a calendar (a year to a page view). Stick the calendar on a prominent wall. This is a good source for printable calendars is one-page-per-year calendar
  2. You’ll then need a red marker to cross off every art and craft session you plan.

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The idea is to keep the chain of red crosses, unbroken. If your art and craft time each week is going to be on a Saturday morning after breakfast, keep crossing out that day, after the activity each week. By focusing on keeping the chain going, you forget about the end result. As the saying goes, ‘inch by inch, it’s a cinch’.

Plan around a regular activity

This idea is about fixing your activity to something you do every day or every week, such as brushing your teeth or having lunch. If you tag your new activity onto something that you consistently do, you’ll have a regular reminder of what happens next. This helps you build a routine around your existing routine.

Being realistic – it’s likely that planned days will be missed – it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your regular craft slot. Just get back into it, even if you miss out on two months. The idea is to pick up where you left off. Even if you enjoy ten art and craft sessions more that year, because of following these tips, we think it’s worth it. Wouldn’t your child would agree?

Keep it clean

If you’re keen to keep the clean-up rapid, but want to do some painting use paint coats or splash suits and use things like these fab paint sticks or chubbies. Painting onto objects may also help contain the mess, such as these airplane kits. All these things are available from The Creation Station Store.

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Invest in classes

We don’t like to waste money, so the idea being, if we pay for activities we value, it’s booked in and there is more chance that it will actually happen. Plus, we get to have fun and make friends at the same time too. Oh, and someone else does the cleaning up.

So even if life is busy, spending the time to plan regular arts and crafts helps you to inspire your children, develop their imagination and build happy memories together. It’s a win-win situation.

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If you’re thinking of joining a Creation Station class, we’ve some exciting news. Every two months we train a new team of franchisees as we expand the classes available across the UK. We are delighted to announce new classes starting in the following areas:

Dulwich, London – Pornthida Crookes

Welcome to Pornthida, who will be running Baby Discover, Little Explorer, Tiny Treasures, Family Fun and local events in the area. The Creation Station Dulwich Facebook page

Dorchester, Dorset – Georgie Moore

Welcome to Georgie, who will be running Baby Discover, Little Explorer, Tiny Treasures, Create Club, Family Fun and local events in the area. The Creation Station Dorchester Facebook page

Beccles, Suffolk – Kirsty Tatum

Welcome to Kirsty who will Baby Discover, Little Explorer, Tiny Treasures, Family Fun and local events in the area. The Creation Station Beccles Facebook page

South Ayrshire – Sarah Codling

Welcome to Sarah who will be Baby Discover, Little Explorer, Tiny Treasures, Family Fun and local events in the area. The Creation Station South Ayrshire Facebook page

Walmley, West Midlands – Emma Carter

Welcome to Emma, who will be running Baby Discover, Little Explorer, Tiny Treasures, Create Club, Family Fun and local events in the area. The Creation Station Walmley, West Midlands Facebook page

Bathgate, West Lothian – Kelly McEwan

Welcome to Kelly, who will be running Baby Discover, Little Explorer, Tiny Treasures, Family Fun and local events in the area. The Creation Station Bathgate, West Lothian Facebook page

How To Make A Children’s Crafty Hedgehog

If you’re a fan of Mrs Tiggywinkle, then this will spike your interest. Create your own little hedgehog friends. You could even recreate the International Hedgehog Olympic Games – (Yes this really does exist) Use in either role play or as a decoration. What will your child name theirs?

Clay is a great material children to play with, by using it to mold and shape it to anything their imaginations want it to be. They will enjoy using there fine motor skills by squidging, squeezing and rolling.

How To Make A Crafty Hedgehog: 

The materials we have used to create the hedgehog 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: What are two hedgehogs called?

A:  A prickly pair.

Q: What do hedgehogs like for supper?

A: Prickled onions.

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 happy hedgehogs. Please upload images with #creationstation to our Facebook page or Twitter page 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 Children’s Crafty Trophy

We hope your children got involved and interested in the Rio Olympics this year and with the UK coming second on the Olympic medal table, we have created this fun, inspiring idea for your child to create at home with family or friends. Was your child inspired to begin a sport?

If you are inspired to get involved in a sport or just want a fun craft activity to do, have a look at this fun and simple craft activity. This trophy activity can help develop your child’s fine motor skills, attention to detail, and help to inspire your child’s imagination to do amazing things.

How To Make A Children’s Art And Craft Trophy: 

 

 

The materials we have used to create the trophies 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: What animal is best at hitting a baseball?

A: A bat!

Q: Why did the golfer have an extra pair of pants?

A: In case he got a hole in one!

Q: What lights up a soccer stadium?

A: A soccer match!

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 trophies. Please upload images with #creationstation to our Facebook page or Twitter page 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:

Products used:

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 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.

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

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.

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