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Top 5 Crafty Cleanup Tips | Crafting Made Simple With The Creation Station

It's no secret that we absolutely love everything sparkly, slimey, painty and gluey!  Over the years we have become masters at cleaning up the messiest crafty materials and here are our 'Top 5 Crafty Cleanup Tips'!

1. Slime!

Slime is a trend that is likely to be sticking around for a long term (excuse the pun)! It's awesome stuff - sticky, gooey and loved by children for it's many varieties and hours of entertainment!  The best way to remove slime is by using white vinegar on a cloth and dabbing it on the slimey area of your clothes. Wash the clothes in your machine afterwards as normal.

Sticky, slimey, gooey fun at The Creation Station

2. Glitter

Whilst we have huge love for our sparkles, glitter is many people's total nightmare to cleanup! It's like you are doing nothing more than simply spreading it around and then you spend the next few months finding flakes of it in your dinner and wondering how the dog got a sparkly nose! 

Our top tip when trying to clean up your sparkly craft area is to hoover as much of it up as you can and then use either a lint roller or masking tape (wrapped around your hand with the sticky side facing outwards) to pick up the remaining stubborn bits!

Cleaning up the sparkles is no problem for The Creation Station

3. Play-Doh

Awesome fun for the whole family but if it gets into your carpet it can certainly put a downer on things! Allow the Play-Doh to dry completely, use a stiff brush to loosen it, and then vacuum the bits up.  Alternatively use gentle soap and cold water on the area to wet the Play-Doh and wipe it up.

Play-Doh creations with The Creation Station

4. Paint 

We always recommend using a really good quality washable paint if you are crafting at home with little ones.  Our absolute favourite is Crayola as you have the reassurance that it will pretty much clean out of anything - including carpets and curtains!  If you have used ready mix paint and got some on your clothes be sure to soak them in cold water (not warm as this will set the stain into the fabric) and laundry detergent as soon as possible.  Add some stain remover powder for extra cleaning power and leave to soak.  If your fabic is not of a delicate nature you should then be able to use a clean cloth to scrub it clean before washing the item as normal in your machine.

Don't worry about the mess - leave the cleanup to us!

5. PVA Glue

The true foundation of many crafty creations! It's so easy to get glue on your sleeves or trousers whilst you are busy creating - remove any excess glue with a knife or scraping tool and then leave it to soak in cold water for about 10-15 minutes.  Next rub a small amount of laundry detergent or washing up liquid into the stain and soak for a while longer in the cold water.  Finally wash as normal in your machine on a cool cycle with detergent.

Crafty cleanup made simple with The Creation Station

For more information about our award-winning classes,parties and events (where you can leave the mess behind for us to cleanup instead!) please visit

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Creative fun had by all!

My youngest daughter loves her weekly session at The Creation Station! Splashsuits are provided to keep the little ones clean and the class is held in a COVID safe environment. Great, creative fun for children and parents to have together, we just wish the time didn't go so quickly!

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20th Oct

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I went along to a baby creation station session. I’m not the most creative person but thought it would be fun for my baby. Had the best time and made some brilliant little keepsakes and the host Alexis was great and gave me so ideas, the cake and coffee was a bonus too! Booked in for the Xmas keepsakes session and can’t wait!! Thanks so much for a lovely morning

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Absolutely love taking my girls to…

Absolutely love taking my girls to these sessions, Jo is fantastic, and its a great place to meet other mums. Lovely keepsakes at the end of it!

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19th Oct

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19th Oct

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I attended the creation station in Winterbourne in October 2020 with my 10 week old boy. We had an amazing time! We were fully supported, it was great value for money and we have a gorgeous keepsake. All covid restrictions were followed.

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19th Oct

Really enjoyed the classes

Really enjoyed the classes, my 2 year old was losing interest at times so I think he needs something a bit more fast paced personally. I think these classes would be best suited to 3year+ or for children that are happy sitting down :)

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Tracy’s class was as brilliant as…

Tracy’s class was as brilliant as always! Everything has been well thought out and planned to make it covid safe but not compromised on any aspect of the class - my little boy loved it and I loved the finishing touches of having our own space to get stuck in the crafts Thank you ?

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19th Oct

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The session was great fun, good value and we ended up with a really nice picture to take home. Thank you