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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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28th Jan

Party for 9 year old

Birthday party with a group of 8/9 year old girls. All had a great time and took home some some amazing artwork (initial canvasses). Slime making inevitably a winner all round. Stress free for parents! Sarah fantastic with the girls. Would highly recommend.

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27th Jan

Brilliant morning at the babies first…

Brilliant morning at the babies first Valentines crafts. The items included were lovely. There are so many craft accessories that are available to help with decorating. Lisa is very friendly and helpful at getting the perfect hand and footprint from the babies. Great wee morning!

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My girls attended the creation station…

My girls attended the creation station at st Gerardine’s primary and had a fantastic time ! Couldn’t wait to go back every Monday ! Highly recommend to everyone ! Finally a club the kids love ! X

Mary
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27th Jan

My daughter loves Creation Station!

My daughter loves every minute of the sessions - she comes home absolutely delighted with her creations - and we are so impressed with the quality and variety of activities she is doing.

Toni
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27th Jan

Memories, experience, learning and MESS!!

I love it, my little girl loves it and Sarah taht runs our classes is just amazing! We have been going for almost 12months now and are just about ready to move up from baby discover to little explorers and we can't wait. My little girl has grown in confidence and independence so much over the 12months that she is now asking Sarah for the next thing activity before we are ready because she knows the routine and can't wait for the messy bit (and I don't have to worry about my carpets)!! Thank you so much! Great value for money, great experience and memories to last a lifetime.

Rachel
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27th Jan

Wonderful sensory fun

Each week is different and so much fun. Sara is absolutely brilliant

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27th Jan

Lovely session today at Creation…

Lovely session today at Creation Station Bury. Sarah is very well organised and ensures each child is engaged and included. Annabelle used a range of skills to make and decorate her hobbyhorse and was very proud of the finished result.

Julie
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27th Jan

Absolutely fabulous class for creative

Absolutely fabulous class for creative lil ones my son very much enjoy’s and always comes out with something interesting he’s made and actually talks about what he did which is always nice to hear.

Abbie
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27th Jan

So much fun!

Sue is brilliant and my son absolutely loves both her and her classes. We look forward to going every Monday and every session is different with something new to explore and investigate. It’s so stimulating for him and lovely for me to watch him grow in confidence each week! I would highly recommended Sue and her classes ?

Sarah
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27th Jan

Brilliant class

Brilliant class, my Son absolutely loves each week and get so excited with all the different interactions