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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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31st Mar

Natalie at Creation Station is fantastic!

Natalie at Creation Station is absolutely fantastic. Every week my two year old daughter and I have such fun. All the activities are so well organised and prepared perfectly and she managed to keep the little ones attentions focused for the whole of the session. My daughter looks forward to it each week and I can’t recommend both Natalie and the sessions highly enough.

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30th Mar


Fantastic!! This company went out of their way to help. We were not able to go and create our toy at the venue so they brought it to us! Would highly recommend ?

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29th Mar

Lovely pack of craft resources and…

Lovely pack of craft resources and excellent delivery service!

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26th Mar

We love this class!

Sarah is amazing! We absolutely LOVE this class! My little boy adores Sarah, he has so much fun every week! I love how relaxed the class is and so welcoming! Thank you Sarah! We can’t wait to come back when the world is a safer place! Look after yourself x

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26th Mar

Really great sessions that my daughter…

Really great sessions that my daughter just loves. The facilitator, Karen, is just wonderful. Super friendly and creative!

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25th Mar

Highly recommend

I ordered paint, paintbrush's etc. I also ordered an overall for my little girl and creation station helped me so much with what size to get. Really greatful as we are self-isolating at the moment and this has given us hours of fun. Thank you creation station!

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23rd Mar

Christmas craft session

Bit late in writing this review! Amazing time as always. Really enjoyed the Christmas session. Lots of fun ideas and support given to make personalised items. Thank you Sarah! Added bonus of having a mini Christmas photo session.

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21st Mar

My son absolutely loves creation…

My son absolutely loves creation station classes . Always looks forward to them .

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21st Mar

Excellent service and materials

Excellent service and materials. Kelly was incredibly helpful and friendly ~ thank you so much x

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21st Mar

I am so pleased to belong to the…Creation Station

I am so pleased to belong to the Creation Station. Lyn Quinn runs our sessions which are always full of amazing ideas and extremely creative. It's brought out a side in me that I never knew I had! Let's hope we can still be creative in this very difficult 'Corona' time.