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National Zoo Lovers Day How To Create An Animal Bookmark

National Zoo Lovers Day is celebrated on 8th of April every year. We love the care and love that go into looking after and protecting our animals.  We have missed visiting and supporting our local zoos. Huge thanks for the hard they have done to continue through the Pandemic. 

What is your favourite animal? Enjoy this fun activity and create your own animal bookmark. What animal will you create?

What You Need:

  • A selection of different coloured card
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A black fine line marker pen
  • An art knife
  •  A cutting mat


How To Make An Animal Bookmark

  • First you will need to make a template for your bookmark, so take some white card and draw a rectangle 18cm long by 4cm wide.
  • Next decide what animal you would like to make.
  • In the top third of your rectangle, sketch out the head of your animal keeping within the length of the rectangle, but you can go wider than the 4cm width.
  • Once you are happy with your sketch, cut out your template bookmark.
  • Decide what colour card you would like as the dominant colour of your animal.
  • Draw around your template on the coloured card and cut it out.
  • Use a black fine line pen to draw in the sides of the head.
  • Next following your design template, decide which features of the animal you would like in a different colour and choose the reverent card.
  • Using your template as a guide draw and cut out these features.
  • Glue them onto your animal cutout and then use a black fine line pen to draw on the rest of your animal’s features.
  • Enhance the face even more by going around all the edges with your black pen.
  • Finally, use an art knife to cut around the bottom of the face, leaving about 3/4 cm from each edge.
  • Gently push the card forward, this is where the page of the book will slide under.
  • And there you go, you’ve got your very own Animal Magic!!

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19th Apr

Thank you for inclusive, fun and engaging intergenerational workshops Alix!

Thank you to Alix for the fantastic intergenerational workshops she ran for us at Sussex Housing & Care last week. Residents at Saxonwood care home in Battle and Oakwood Court care home, Haywards Heath connected with relatives, staff, families and children. The experience was very enlightening and emotional. The activity was designed to be inclusive, fun and encourage interaction, building on the positive resources that young and older people have to offer each other and those around them. But little did we know how captivating this latest venture would turn out to be! We have had amazing feedback from all involved. A relative said “Thanks for a lovely event, it was great to chat and to see everyone”. Evelyn and Peggy, residents at Oakwood Court, joined up with Evelyn’s grand daughters Hannah aged 2 and Isabelle, 13 who tuned into the workshop from home on zoom. Evelyn even said during the session “We need this!”. Lots of fun and belly laughter was enjoyed by all as we created our portraits and connected with relatives. Care assistant Charley added, “it was lovely to be part of and we look forward to running more intergenerational workshops in the future”. Thank you for all the fun and enthusiasm and your hard work in pulling it all together Alix; the collages and experience was amazing! Fingers crossed for the world record!

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19th Apr

Very well run course

The course was absolutely brilliant and efficiently run. My daughter really loved the amount of different mediums she was able to create with and the fact the some of her creations are able to continue growing at home!! Looking forward to the summer course!

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We had a lovely afternoon making slime and experimenting what we could do with it. Kelly was a fabulous host and we received a warm welcome. Would definitely recommend The Creation Station classes to others.

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18th Apr

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Messy fun a great time.

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18th Apr

great time

We loved our session last week doing hand and footprints. it is perfect for arty/creative mums wanting to get their baby into crafts as early as possible! cant wait to come back!

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Slime making and more - Easter holiday

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16th Apr

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