Creation Station Review

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Creation Station Review

I would describe myself as a crafty person. I like to have a go at scrapbooking, cardmaking and sewing. I also like doing arts and crafts with my boys. What I don't like is the mess it involves. I did loads of crafty things with big man when he was little. I have done less with middle and baby man. Trying to co-ordinate three children under 6 to make something with glitter and glue, could leave me with a sparkling house, but not the type of sparkling I would want. When I saw that creation station were setting up a new class where I live, I thought it would be an ideal way to do some messy craft activities with my 1 and nearly 3 year old.

The children start by getting "suited up" in overalls. There is then some circle time where the children introduce themselves and a treasure box is opened to find a clue to the craft activity. In the chest was some white card, and the children were told to make hand prints on them. Here is middle man eager to get his hands on some gold paint!



The prints were set aside to dry and we were given lipstick sponges to explore. Here is middle man's masterpiece.


lipstick sponge pictures


Next the children drew round their hands onto a piece of foam. Middle man really wanted to do this by himself. Then out came the scissors which he REALLY wanted to use. I left him trying to cut up a piece of foam whilst I cut around the hand prints and foam outlines. We stuck these together and then I heard some words that would usually send shivers down my spine: glue, sparkles and glitter glue!
We attached pegs to the back, making butterfly picture holders.


butterfly picture holder


The class finished with some singing and middle man left, pleased with the beautiful things he had made. "I made these for you Mummy!"

kids craft


Middle man particularly enjoyed the class, but it was nice that baby man could join in too. (Siblings are at a reduced price as well.) You can go weekly or buy vouchers if you are unable to go every week. You could argue that you could make all this stuff at home. This is true. The question is how often do you do this? I know I don't do it as much as I would like, due to the mess and juggling of children. Having the activities set up for you makes it much more enjoyable.


We attended a free class for the purpose of this review, but the opinions here are my own. If you want to know more about the creation station classes click here to go to their website.


2 comments:

  1. Ohh I like the sound of this, knowing my house wont look like a glitter fairy sneezed all over it and my walls wont be repainted is enough to make me sign up!

    Sweet little makes from your kiddos!

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