Book A Fun Filled Arty Birthday Party.

Do you have a child’s birthday coming soon?  Since 2002 parents have trusted The Creation Station to provide professional, high quality and fun party entertainment for most special day in their life’s – their child’s birthday, and we have felt privileged to share the special celebration.

Arty Birthday Parties have been voted ‘5 star’ and ‘Excellent’ by parents on TrustPilot. You can read the reviews here.

The girls had a fantastic time as did their 16 friends all enjoyed the glitter and jewels canvas’s and it was great to be able to take home a personalized treat. Lisa was brilliant, well equipped with every little girls favourite glitter, jewels, beads and more. She was incredibly patient ensuring they all achieved the “look” they were after. I would thoroughly recommend for a party.- stars.JPG

What’s Included In An Arty Birthday Party  

The party starts with the children discovering the secrets of the magic ideas box. Each child goes on a creative adventure to design at least two or three unique creative masterpieces, using a wide range of materials and tools provided. Every child returns proudly home with their amazing artworks in their own personalised party bag.

Each party includes the following;

  • Hands on creative quality art & craft activities.
  • At least 2 unique masterpieces for each child to take home.
  • Invitations included.
  • Personalised party bags done for you.
  • Different packages available to suit your budget.
  • Suitable for girls and boys and mixed ages too.You can rest assured of a professional service because we are passionate about making your child’s day really special for them plus your party leader is trained, DBS checked and holds a first aid qualification.561270_406271929401370_600405825_n

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  • Book your party before 30th April 2016 and receive a free personalised canvas for your child. PLUS you will be entered into our monthly draw to win £50.00’s worth of Creation Station craft goodies.
  • Please note the date of your actual party can be within the next 12 months. Parties do get booked up quickly so please contact us earlier rather than later to avoid disappointment.
  • To find your local birthday party entertainer  click here  or email us here at Creative Hub, with your postcode and we will put you in touch with your nearest Creation Station leader, email hello@thecreationstation.co.uk
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Create your own Easter decoration

Creation Station Countdown To Easter Weekend #2

Create your own Easter rocking chick!

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Download your Rocking Chick Activity Sheet here.

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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.

Happy St Patrick’s Day

As it’s St Patrick’s Day today why not get your little one to join in the celebrations and download this fun colouring sheet. Help them to add all the colours to the rainbow and discover their pot of gold at the end.

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

The Irish sparkle

St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner so why not download this lucky shamrock colouring sheet.

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Download your St Patricks shamrock activity sheet.

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

Safer Sleep Awareness Week

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The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death

They have taken to social media with #safersleepweek to spread awareness.

What is S.I.D.S.?

‘Sudden Infant Death’ is the term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby that is initially unexplained.  ‘Cot death’ was a term that was used in the past to describe the sudden and unexpected death of an infant. It has largely been abandoned, due to its misleading suggestions that sudden infant death can only occur when a baby is asleep in their own cot, which we know to be untrue.

Tips-for-Safer-Sleeping-Lullaby-trustSo how can we prevent this from happening?

The Lullaby Trust have shared a video on the do’s and don’ts for your babies sleep.

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If you want to get involved, please contact The Lullaby Trust.

If you are already getting involved in an event this week, we would love to see your photos of support. Please upload your images with #creationstation to our Facebook or our Twitter.

Find your local #creationstation Baby Discover class to inspire you and your baby.

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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We would love to hear about any activities you have been involved in for St Davids Day. Connect with us on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook or Twitter with #creationstation for your chance to win monthly prizes.

 

Best Mum Download

Enjoy this fun free “Best Mum” Download sheet for you and your family to enjoy this mothers day.

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We would love to see your finished pictures, so upload your picture with #creationstation and be in the chance to win a £25 Creation Station craft hamper!

Upload your images to The Creation Station Ltd Facebook page or Twitter page with #creationstation for your chance to win monthly prizes.

 

How To Make Your Own Monster

We were delighted to team up with Sony to help promote the release of Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD and blu ray. We ran monster making workshops and helped to run the monster make competition with #MonsterMeHotelT2 across the UK and the results were truly monstrous!

Here’s some of the wonderful creations.

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There were spot prizes every day and we were delighted that Max who is one of the Little Explorers in Kegworth, Leicestershire won! Well done Max aged 5 for your awesome creation!

We had so much fun making them we decided to let you join in on the experience so you can make your own monsters at home. So here is a little video we made for you to enjoy

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We would love to see your pictures, so please upload to twitter or on the Creation Station Ltd Facebook with #creationstation.

Day 13- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Silhouette Christmas Cards

Throughout Advent, we will be suggesting various simple arts and crafts activities which quick  and easy to prepare and make. Why not enjoy some festive time together and get the whole family involved.

These cards allow even the smallest of children to get involved making the ‘background’. Using chalks on their sides can produce a new patterns for young children, whilst older children can learn to blend and merge the colours in more detail.

You will need:

  • Various card stock (including black or dark-coloured card)
  • Paper (sugar paper works well)
  • Chalks
  • Optional sequins or embellishments

Step One:

Take a piece of paper and using chalks, encourage the children to fill the paper with colour. This is a great opportunity to use chalks in different ways – use the long side for mark-making instead of the end, use different colours for stripes or patterns, blend colours into each other, use the ‘dust’ on your fingertips to ‘smooth’ the colours. Older children could also use pastels if you have them.

The chalked paper will become the background for the card.

Step Two:

Using the black or dark card stock, you now need to make a frame and silhouette for your card. You will need to decide on a theme for the card. It is probably easier to go for a simple shape and if it is symmetrical (like a Christmas tree, heart or even snowman), you can fold the card in half and only have to cut half the shape.

Step Three: 

Glue the frame and silhouette onto the chalk background. Then mount onto a piece of card folded in half to make a Christmas card.

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You can add some glue and glitter to the black frame and silhouette to make it slightly shiny and sparkly.

This activity isn’t restricted to Christmas cards – the concept would lend itself to any type of card, but if your children enjoy the chalking, why not encourage them to make a chalk silhouette picture, using black silhouettes of houses, trees or other shapes in the foreground on top of a beautiful chalk background? Can they create the colours of a sunset or the sea?

Thank you to The Creation Station Bath for this fab activity.

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We would love to see your Christmas cards, so please send photos of them to art@thecreationstation.co.uk or share with us on twitter with #creationstation.

Day 12- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Become a Christmas Elf 

Pssst… Santa needs his elves to help him get ready for Christmas, but where have they gone? Maybe they are hiding, they are a bit cheeky!

Maybe we could make Elves hats and pretend we are his Elves until he finds them!

For this we will need:

  • 4 Pieces of card ( 2 green, 1 red and 1 other desired colour for the ears)
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Double sided sticky tape (or glue)

Step One:

With your red card cut 2 long strips (approximately 3 cm wide) to make a head band. Stick the 2 ends of the strips together to create the head band the right size for your head. Place to one side.

Step Two:

Draw a large triangle on a piece of green card and cut out. It doesn’t matter if you can’t fit the top of the triangle on the card as you will add some decoration to the top of the hat.

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Step Three:

Now with your double sided sticky tape put a strip on the band and tape the triangle to it.

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Step Four:

With your remaining red card, along one of the long sides cut a zig zag pattern.

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Step Five:

Now stick this on the front the green triangle. Then cut out a small red circle from the spare card from your head band and attach to the top of your hat.

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Now for the final touch!

With the other piece of card, cut out 2 elf ears and stick them on the side!

You are now a elf!

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We would love to see your Elf Hat, so please send photos of them to art@thecreationstation.co.uk or share with us on twitter with #creationstation.