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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 www.thecreationstation.co.uk

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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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Lovely pack of craft resources and excellent delivery service!

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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

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

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25th Mar

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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

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

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21st Mar

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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.