Day 11- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

shhhhh…. This is something special for big kids to have fun making Christmas decorations too. 

To make this activity suitable for a younger child use pipe cleaners instead of straws and spray paint, then tie them together with string or ribbon. Try cutting the pipe cleaners to different lengths to make different sized decorations. You can even get super special sparkly pipe cleaners here.

You will need:

  • Straws (about 10 for each decoration)
  • Cable ties
  • Plastic spray paint
  • String

Step One:

Group straws together and place cable tie around them in the middle and pull tightly. Cut of the access of the cable tie. This will splay the straws out as shown.

Step Two:

Paint the decoration using the spay paint, leave to dry.

Step Three:

Once dry, tie string around center, pop a loop on the other side and hang on tree.


Thank you to The Creation Station Leicestershire North West for this fab activity.

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We would love to see your straw decorations, so please send photos of them to or share with us on twitter with #creationstation.

Day 10- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Do you want to build a snowman?

Colour and create your own Olaf, or design your own snowman and name it!

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We would love to see your Snowmen and what you have named them, so please send photos of them to or share with us on twitter with #creationstation.

Day 9- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Hand Print Reefs

You will need:

  • Ribbon
  • Card (depending on what size you would like your reef depends on the amount of card you use. We advise 2-3 pieces)
  • Green Paint (different shades if desired)
  • Red Paint
  • Double sided sticky tape (or glue)

Step 1:

Paint your hand green! but be warned… this can tickle!

Once your hand is painted, make your hand prints on the card. (The more you can fit the better! You may need 2 pieces of card depending on how big you would like your reef.) Try using different shades of green on different hand prints.

Place to the side and allow to dry (this could take between 15- 30 minutes to dry).


Step 2:

With your 3rd piece of card (or second) cut it out into a large circle, and cut out a center like so:



Step 3:

Once your hand prints have dried cut them out individually.

Then begin to over lap them on top of the green circle using your double sided sticky tape (or glue). This should already begin to look like a reef!


Step 4:

Now to add the final touches!

With your red paint get a small amount on your finger and print three dots in the shape of a triangle. You can do this several times around your reef.

Now for the last part!

Get your ribbon (or string) and tape it (or glue it) to the back of your reef either in the shape of a loop or in the shape of a bow.

Hang it up and you have a beautiful creative handmade reef!




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We would love to see your hand print reefs, so please send photos of them to or share with us on twitter with #creationstation.


Day 8- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Festive Finger Paint Robins

You will need:

  • Red Paint
  • Brown Paint
  • Black pen
  • Card/Paper

Simply apply paint to your fingertip and press down on a piece of paper or card to create a finger print. Allow this to dry and then repeat again with the red paint, but use a smaller amount to make the robin’s red belly.

Once all the paint has dried use a black pen to add eyes, beaks, feet and wings where you like. Try putting your robins in lots of different positions and with different expressions.

You could turn the robins into place cards for the table on Christmas Day.

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We would love to see your robin finger prints, so please send photos of them to or share with us on twitter with #creationstation

Day 7- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Day 7, and its only getting colder!

So why not make these creative hand shaped Reindeer’s?

You will need:

  • Card
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Exciting decorations (glitter, ribbon, pipe cleaners etc)
  • Glue
  • Pens (or pencils)

Step One:

To start, draw around your hand (or you can do hand prints instead) and cut them out.


Step Two:

Begin to decorate as much as desired! Add on bright red noses so your reindeer can light the way. How about some funky antlers. What will you name your reindeer?



These can look great as a Christmas tree decoration! Tie a piece of ribbon or string to the top and make a loop. Then hang them on the tree!

Make as many as you wish!


Fun Fact: 

Did you know that if you turn a gingerbread man upside down he can also become a reindeer?

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We would love to see your Reindeer hand print decorations, so please send photos of them to You can even show us them on your tree!

Or share with us on twitter with #creationstation



Day 6-Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Get creative with lollipop sticks and make your very own Dancer The Dazzling Reindeer photo frame!

Dancer the Dazzling Reindeer

We would love to see your Dazzling Reindeer Photo frames,so please send photos to

Or share with us on twitter with #creationstation


Day 5- Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Get creative by making your own festive friends!

Festive friends

We would love to see your fantastic festive friends so please send photos to

You can also send them in to our twitter with #Creationstation

Day 3-Creation Station Christmas Countdown

Instead of buying Christmas cards for your loved ones, why not get creative and make some home made cards with your child.

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There are lots of different ways you can make cards, and here is just ideas to inspire you above.

You will need:

  • Card
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue
  • And anything else you would like to decorate your Christmas Card


This is a great fun activity with a beautiful end result 🙂

Once you have completed your designs why not send in your card designs to us and enter our competition!


You could be in with the chance to win either a Festive Fab Box, or a Christmas Goody Pack depending on the age of your child. The competition closes on the 10th December! You can enter here on our Facebook page or Twitter by sharing your picture with the hashtag #creationstation or email your design to:


Have you heard the one about the Lion and the Bear in the Jungle?

At The Creation Station Creative Hub we let our imaginations go wild as we delved into our new Jungle Fun FAB box, full of materials and ideas to make lots of creative jungle themed items.

Not heard about FAB? The Fun Arty Box is a monthly subscription box delivered directly to your child. Packed with materials to complete 10 exciting creative activities and many more ideas to inspire your child.

Keep an eye out for a new box launched every month. Want theme will next month’s box be?

Day #99 Sharing Creativity

sara le rouxby Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

We are in our last couple of days of the challenge and I thought that it would be nice for Izzy and Boo to share today’s activity and we could all make something that would remind us of our ‘100 Day’ adventure.

I happened to have a large canvas in my stash so we got to work creating our shared masterpiece….

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With an extra bit of ‘Mummy Make’ we produced a really lovely piece to hang on our wall 🙂

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Day #99 DONE! 1 to go!

Sara x