Take a paper straw and use it for a journey of creativity

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A big warm welcome to you.  Here at Creation Station we have our creative challenge, and top tips. I'm setting my timer today we're going to be thinking about what you can do with a simple paper straw.  

Well, of course,you can drink with it, but there's more exciting things that you can do. So, what we're going to do we need to learn how to cut. Many of you may already know how to cut, but if you have never cut before, I know, exciting skill. It's a great technique, you basically help your little one open and close your hand, like a crocodile, snap, snap, snap. You can use these fancy loop scissors and then they open close open close or you can use regular scissors open close open close and at the same time you give your little  one a paper straw, or a thin strip of cardboard. Open close. 

It's so exciting, it actually doesn't matter how old you are and the reason, I've got my wooden box here. is because you then want to try and catch all of the little pieces in the box. So, if you have more than one child, somebody could be running around trying to catch the pieces as you cut. I missed that one and I missed that one.

As you cut the pieces and of course, you can think about different lengths, because I've been cutting all the same length. So, you can also talk about how big the pieces are. So, if they do fly around the room, that's OK.

You can then start to collect them or aim them into the box. So, if you do have old plastic straws lying around, obviously we don't don't use them anymore, but you might have some left in your cupboard.  They also work as well and it's that opening close every time your child closes, they get success but do be prepared, there will be a lot of cutting and sticking happening in your house once they've learned. 

So, I've got my bits and pieces that I have cut, and a really good way of developing your child's concentration and hand to eye coordination is to get a simple pipe cleaner, and start to thread the straw onto the pipe cleaner and it does take quite a lot of concentrating. 

So do enjoy doing that. You can also join one pipe cleaner to another by just simply twisting and creating much longer pipe cleaners
There's also things, other things that you can thread on, you might find some buttons around the house. They're always quite good fun to thread on. You might use this really nice shell. They're actually coconut shells and are on our store, and they can be threaded on as well to create all sorts of jewellery and  decorations around the house.  Things for books, things for cupboard doors. I'm sure your imagination will take you on a long journey with the lovely ideas. 

So do feel free to share, your creations and if you want to join any of our Creation Station online classes.  Please do just visit our website The Creation  Keep safe. Look after yourselves Bye.

What people say

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25th Nov

Absolutely fantastic 5*

Me and my children (age 5, and 1) both absolutely love creation station! It’s such a fun, relaxed environment where they can play, explore and get super messy whilst creating beautiful keepsakes to treasure forever! Mandy Stone who runs out local venue is amazing! She’s brilliant with the children and is always creating new and exciting creations for the children to make!

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24th Nov

Definitely recommend.

Great materials. Really friendly support and tuition. My daughter loves it.

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18th Nov


Excellent. Our pack was dropped off and then collected from us. And our finished product was delivered back to us. Very pleased with our creation. Will definitely do again.

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14th Nov

Well organised and covid safe Christmas…

Well organised and covid safe Christmas crafting event! Everything you needed to make something special was provided and Avne was on hand to help as needed!

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12th Nov

Fun, colourful, messy

I've only had 2 classes so far and me and my son love it! So many different sensory activities and lovely keepsakes to take home

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11th Nov

I would highly recommend Alix at The…

I would highly recommend Alix at The Creation Station. My daughter enjoys every week and learns something new each time.

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11th Nov

Xmas craft session

This was our first mother and baby session since my little boy Archie was born at the end of June. With this rubbish Covid stopping so many if not all baby sessions that I was hopping to be able to take my little boy to whilst off on mat leave has stopped us. Creation station was lots of fun to socialise with other baby mother and also make memorable gifts for us to keep for his 1st Xmas. Alexis was very welcoming and helpful the whole time, we also enjoyed a cuppa tea and some cake in with the price which is brilliant. Hope to be able to attend lots more with my little boy soon. A big thank you !

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9th Nov


Competition win and absolutely fantastic. The order was matched to the craft intention and was delivered quick. The quality of products is great and look forward to joining a class when lockdown is over

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5th Nov

Lovely online creative session

Lovely online creative session making a keepsake frame. Relaxed and a friendly teacher

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5th Nov

Always fun and exciting activities for…

Always fun and exciting activities for the kids!