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Crafting On A Shoestring | The Creation Station

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How often do you see an awesome craft on the internet and find that you would need a shopping basket full of tools and equipment just to get started!  You try it out and discover it’s not the craft for you, and then either feel annoyed at the wasted money - or even worse, obliged to continue the craft despite not enjoying what you are creating! Nightmare!

Here at The Creation Station we have some great solutions to avoid DIY craft disaster.  Your first choice should definitely be to attend one of our ‘Creative Crafter’ workshops.  Our ‘adult only’ workshops are the perfect way to try out many different crafts whilst enjoying a bit of social ‘me time’.  We provide all the tools, materials and sparkles that you will need - and help you with some great tips and inspiration.  We focus on the creative process rather than the end product so you don’t need to be worrying about achieving gold star perfection – we just want you to be proud of your creation and more importantly having lots of fun.  Find out more about 'Creative Crafters' HERE.

If a group setting is not your thing, then the next best option is to find fun, crafty activities that you can try at home - without the large price tag attached!

Our Favourite Low Cost Super Awesome Craft Activities

1. Decoupage 

A simple activity that only requires a handful of materials to produce some totally unique items.  You can use anything from paper napkins, gift wrap, tissue paper to purpose made decoupage paper if you choose.  A paintbrush, a bottle of PVA glue (or 'Mod Podge') and a pair of scissors, and you can decoupage a huge range of gorgeous items.

2. Canvas Mandalas

Totally therapeutic and so simple to make, painted canvas mandalas are definitely a favourite at The Creation Station.  Requiring only a canvas, paint and a pointy tool this activity is truly simple yet can produce amazing results.

3. Pebble Pictures

Endless possibilities and these make a super cute handmade gift.  Pebbles are readily available from builders’ merchants and home improvement retailers – please don’t remove them from our lovely beaches!

4. Glass Charms

These are a great little gift to make for people and are actually super useful at parties when you are trying to keep track of your drink in a sea of glasses.  The wires can often be bought pre-made (search 'glass charm rings') from a number of retailers, along with large seed beads and sweet little metal charms to make each glass charm unique.  You will soon be creating oodles of sets to give as gifts (or keep for yourself!)

Beautiful Glass Charms With The Creation Station

5. Origami Flowers

What's not to love about a pretty flower that needs no attention to keep it alive?!  Not only are these super cute when displayed in a vase, but you can even recycle old or damaged books and paper to create them.  There are so many tutorials online you'll be hard pressed to choose your favourite!

Beautiful Origami Flowers With The Creation Station

6. Rock Painting

This is a national craze that never seems to go out of fashion.  Great fun for all the family as the design possibilities are endless.  Use acrylic paint and sharpie pens (Posca pens are great for adults) to create a wide range of word doodles, patterns, pictures and mini works of art!  Don't forget to give it a coat of yacht varnish or spray varnish lacquer when your decoration is dry so that your creation is weather-proof.  Many towns have parks and public locations where people hide their rock creations to be later found by someone else! Children absolutely love finding these hidden gems and then leaving their own little rock monster masterpiece for the next person to enjoy.  

Beautiful Pebble Painting With The Creation Station

7. Button Canvases

We love buttons! There are so many different shapes, sizes and enough colours to make the brightest rainbow!  A super simple activity to try at home and enjoy!

For more great activity ideas, or to find out more about our award-winning art and craft classes, parties and events, please visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

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Chris
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15th Nov

Great Xmas Workshop for the little ones

Took our 2 year old to the Xmas Workshop and he really enjoyed it. Lots of paint, pens and accessories to use (which are free). You can turn up and select a range of items to decorate that are all reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.

Lisa
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14th Nov

My little girl loves coming to The…

My little girl loves coming to The Creation Station every week. Sam plans such wonderful activities that tie in beautifully around a theme and gives my little girl an opportunity to explore sensory and craft activities in such an exciting way. The amount we get through in the time is amazing and Sam does such an brilliant job of making the class engaging and fun. Sam is so accommodating of anyone wishing to join the class and is very welcoming and enthusiastic. Would recommend this class to everyone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Charlotte
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14th Nov

Probably the best baby group i've been…

Probably the best baby group i've been too! Lovely size class with friendly people. Provided with all the equipment and the babies have loads of fun. Definitely going back!

Lorraine
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14th Nov

My daughter absolutely loves the create…

My daughter absolutely loves the create after school club and has been excited all week. Lovely things made so far love the lantern .

Kateri
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14th Nov

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her class

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her class from age 8months to 13 months and I plan to carry on until she is too old to attend. Thank you Emma @ Aylesbury Hub

Jazz
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14th Nov

Fab play group!

Fab play group!! Danny is so lovely too! Will be returning! Jazz

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14th Nov

Superb Arty Party for my 6 year old

Superb Arty Party for my 6 year old. All her friends enjoyed it throughly and the parents were very impressed with how engaged the children were. The canvas painting and clay modelling was a hit. Melanie and her team are fantastic. Thank you. 100% recommendation.

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14th Nov

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Went to our first Creation Station session today, it was great! My four year old grandson loved the activities and was delighted to take home his wind sock! Well paced and resourced. So good to go to something original and fun. We're both looking forward to next week! Hilary and Elliot

Jaine
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14th Nov

We had a fantastic time

We had a fantastic time - Thank you!

Tracy
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13th Nov

I had an amazing time in this evening…

I had an amazing time in this evening class. Thank you to Alexandria for a stunning evening of arts and crafts and fun