Day #68 Daddy Make!

Creation Station | Christmas Party Ideas

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

Today was a busy day!

I had a Christmas Arty Party for 32 children this morning which was super fun – but totally exhausting!

With an afternoon trip out planned with Izzy to a Christmas Craft Fair at Elsecar Heritage Centre, I was thinking about what activity to do with Boo today and was seriously lacking in energy.  When I got home I was blown away to find that my other half had already spent some time doing a ‘make’ with Boo!

Seriously – I was stunned!

Don’t get me wrong, my husband is totally hands-on with both children but when it comes to craft and all things glitter he prefers to keep a safe distance – something which is proving to be somewhat difficult for him given my choice of business :)

He had ventured into my ‘workroom/office’ (a.k.a craft disaster zone) - which for anyone who doesn’t know my ‘system’ must be a little daunting - and quickly grabbed the nearest tub of inspiration which happened to be this…..

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Bit of a lucky dip eh?

He got Boo settled, found a pack of paper plates in a kitchen cupboard and asked Boo what he should make?

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My husband said that Boo insisted that he (Daddy) helped to draw his ‘Mummy’, specifically instructing him that she needed eyes, toes and a nose, and then some string around the edge to decorate and hang.

Oh and a big spider on the back…?

So I was very impressed to find that from a totally random mix of supplies they made this…..!

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Very resourceful!

I love that they were able to take a tub of completely random materials and just have fun creating whatever seemed right at the time.

Boo was very excited to show me his ‘Daddy make’!

One very happy Mummy!

Next time I just may convince my husband to break out the glitter tubs…..maybe!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 10 minutes

Day #68 DONE! 32 to go!

Sara, Daddy & Boo! x


What people say

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29th Jun

Excellent service! Great choices!

In the middle of lockdown, we ordered a number of craft packs from Alexis and were very pleased with the service. She helped us to choose some fantastic kits that our 4 year old loved. They were all great quality and personally delivered very quickly. I have already and would continue to highly recommend the creation station. I also run a homeschooling group on Facebook and can confirm that the members have all been really pleased with the offering and service available.

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26th Jun

I absolutely loved Nats class!

I absolutely loved Nats class!! She made myself and my daughter feel so welcome on zoom!!! The class had a really cosy, casual feel, but I also learnt a new skill!!! Nat took time to make sure each of us felt confident! She valued our art and gave us lots of praise! I'm not arty, but I came away thinking I can do this!! This was my first class with Nat, and I will definitely be joining one of her classes again!!

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26th Jun

Fabulous Alexis

Had a fab online mandala class with Alexis last night from the comfort of my own garden in North Staffs. Alexis made the whole thing really easy to follow, went the extra mile with our resources and I was super pleased with the result. She's also provided craft packs for my kids during lockdown which have been amazing.

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24th Jun

Online Mandala Class

I really enjoyed the online Mandala class with Nat at Stafford South. She was really great at explaining the technique and made sure everyone felt at ease. There was a good mix of conversation and concentration! Nat was very professional, friendly and encouraging. I will definitely be doing more of her online classes in the future.

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24th Jun

Mandala class…

I attended the online Mandala class last with Nat, I loved it Nat made me fell at ease and had a great time creating some art. Something I am going to do with my children this week. Thank Nat!

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23rd Jun

Amazing mandala online class

Amazing class, Nat is a natural and it was lovely to see new faces and meet new people!

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23rd Jun

Very creative and different projects

Very creative and different projects! Fun for the kids!

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21st Jun

Create club

Amazing online Create Club. We have searched for interesting things to do online during lockdown and when the create club was recommended to us by others we signed up. We purchased 5 online sessions and so far we have completed 3. My daughter has enjoyed each week and so far her favourite was 'The Arctic'. She enjoys seeing some of her classmates and friends via zoom. Sara delivers everything you need for each week which makes everything very simple and enjoyable!! Looking forward to the next session!

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18th Jun


Great, I get time for myself and my 9 year old loves it, Lyn is very patient and interactive Well done Lyn ?

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18th Jun

Online button canvas session was…

Online button canvas session was thoroughly enjoyable and most absorbing. Really pleased with finished result.