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Let's Get Creative -15 Creative Activities To Enjoy Outdoors This Autumn!

15 Creative Activities To Enjoy Outdoors With Kirsty From The Creation Station Driffield, East Yorkshire

Creativity doesn't just have to be limited to crafting at your kitchen table!  Here are 15 fabulous activities from our awesome franchisee Kirsty Hickson of The Creation Station Driffield, East Yorkshire to get you outdoors enjoying some creative fun!

  1. Make a bug house - Collect a variety of sticks, stones, recycled pots and create a hidey hole home for bugs and beasties. It’s great fun seeing who moved in.
  2. Chalk drawing – Simple chalk drawing on pavements and paths is a timeless activity and such fun. You can also make chalk paints using paint and corn flour added to water and then freeze. You can have such fun making marks whilst letting it melt.
  3. Collect items on a nature walk such as stones, leaves, pinecones, seeds etc. Create artwork from the collected items. This could be a pattern or mandala style or could depict a picture.
  4. Go on a colour scavenger hunt - Find items outdoors to match all the colours on a sheet.
  5. Make a journey stick - Use a large strip of cardboard on a long stick and collect items on a walk to stick to it to tell the story of your journey.
  6. Rock painting is simple but such fun. Hide your rocks for others to find or use as garden decorations.Creative Pebble Painting
  7. Nature weaving - Collect leaves, grasses and other items to weave onto a cardboard loom.
  8. Explore rubbings – Tree trunks, pavements, bricks and more!  There are so many patterns and textures to explore by using a wax crayon on paper to take a rubbing. The paper can then be used to create fab collaged pictures.
  9. Bubble snakes are used lots in our pre-school and baby classes but are great fun to play with outside too. Watch the bubbles blow around in the breeze, can you catch them? Can you pop them?  Watch our 'How To' video HEREBubbly fun with the award-winning Creation Station
  10. Make a tin foil river for sailing boats - Make a tinfoil trench around the garden. Add water and a boat of choice. You could even make your own from lolly sticks, corks, recycled tubs and more.
  11. Explore shadows - What shapes can you make? Draw round shadows of objects and each other. How do the shadows change during the day?
  12. Painting with water - Even at Creation Station we have days when we don’t want to get the paint out, but a bucket of water and a paint brush on a sunny day can be just as much fun. Great for early mark making and experimenting and it all dries up at the end.
  13. Water bomb painting - Fill water bombs with painty water and have fun throwing them at a large piece of paper or even a sheet for some totally splattery art.
  14. Paint plant pots with bright colours and patterns - Fill with colourful flowers or grow seeds to bring colour to your garden. Varnish pots after painting to protect from the weather.Pretty plant pots to bring colour to your garden
  15. Make seed bombs - Use old shredded paper and soak in water for at least 20 minutes until it becomes a pulp. Sprinkle your choice of seeds in the pulp then mould into balls or shapes. You can use silicon moulds to make more interesting shapes if you wish. Once dried these can be planted wherever you would like flowers to grow or make great gifts.

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What people say

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6th Jul

Great service

Great service, quality craft materials and friendly. We enjoyed crafting as a family ?

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4th Jul


Fabulous, highly recommended, loved how daddies could get involved too

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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!