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Day #69 Steps In Time

Creation Station | Arts and Crafts Activities For Kids

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

I do love capturing moments in our lives by creating a lasting keepsake…the clay footprints that we did with our children when they were 9 weeks old, framed items from our wedding day and the picture with shells that we collected from our holidays.

I have been meaning to create some keepsake stepping-stones for our garden for absolutely ages…..with Daddy on hand to help, today was definitely the day!

What You’ll Need

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Quick setting concrete mix - this is all we had in so not sure if it will work but we can always try again :)
  • Water
  • Protective gloves and face mask – VERY IMPORTANT!
  • A container to act as your stone mould
  • Decorative items – glass pebbles etc (must be able to withstand the outside elements!)
  • Vaseline – or similar material to act as a barrier between skin and the concrete mix

 

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We prepared our concrete as directed in the instructions, making sure that we wore our protective gloves and face masks.  After smoothing it carefully into our moulds we gave them a quick tap to settle the mix and then set about making our stones.

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With some Vaseline on their feet to protect their skin we created some little prints and then used glass pebbles to decorate them.

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Fab!

They look a little dark right now so we'll have to see how they turn out when they are dry and painted....updates to follow later :)

A memory to keep in our garden forever :)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Activity Time: 15 minutes

Day #69 DONE! 31 to go!

Sara x

 

 

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Brilliant from start to finish Enjoyed by all three kids And so much fun xx

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Today me and my daughters participated in two free taster sessions with Kelly via Zoom. One was for babies and the other was for children of a similar age to my four year old. Kelly was so so friendly and that really came across even through a screen. I loved the variety of activities the girls did, each creating a very different name plaque and one princess mirror. The bags were delivered last week which gave me time to look through them and just made everything smooth and organised. We are defiantly interested in further sessions around yearly events such as Christmas. If the virtual session today was as good as it was I can only imagine how fun and engaging a real life face to face one would be! Thanks again Kelly!!?

Emma
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4th Aug

Excellent session and good value-…

Excellent session and good value- especially with the £4 refreshment credit. My children had a lovely time and it was such a beautiful location too. Lovely to finally be able to get out to a group after all these months of lockdown so thank you to Kelly for being inventive and finding a safe way to do this during this crisis. We are looking forward to the next session!

Rosie
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4th Aug

My little girl loves creation station

My little girl loves creation station. She talks about all her creations when she gets home and it helps that the wonderful Kelly is so patient and kind with all the kids! It gave me the confidence as a parent to try new crafts with scissors (eeek) and glitter (double eeek)! The sessions are so much fun!

Rach
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3rd Aug

Really lovely morning

Really lovely morning. Great organisation. Fabulous venue. Highly recommended.

Michelle
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22nd Jul

Great online classes

Great online classes, my son looks forward to them every week and really enjoys them. Great value aswell for all the materials you get.

Cherie
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21st Jul

Lovely evening crafting

Lovely evening crafting with Nat Jaquiss. All resources that you need are supplied and guidance on how to complete craft is given. I would definitely recommend this to my friends. Thank you.

Louise
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20th Jul

Well organised and excellent value for…

Well organised and excellent value for money. Claire is brilliant with the children. Annie (7) really loves these classes and my eldest daughter is looking forwArd to the 11+ classes. Would highly recommend :-)

Laura
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20th Jul

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My six year old son has just had his third online session of creation station. All the materials were delivered by Claire ready for the sessions. He has loved trying to guess what he will be using each week. The instructions given by Claire online are easy for the children to understand and good cultural links. Bailey has really enjoyed getting creative and can’t wait for the next session.

Apichaya
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20th Jul

Perfect for children

My children really enjoy their creative time with Claire.