It's Day 11 of Spooktober, and Tristan and Scarlett were invited to a session with Sue from The Creation Station to get messy and make monsters at their Creative Saturday Session held in the conservatory of our local soft play centre, Jaq's Leisure.
Check out our photo diary of our family morning with the Creation Station!
What's in The Creation Station Treasure Chest?
It's today's arts'n'craft projects!
After getting all warmed up with a welcome song and some
fun exercises, we opened the Treasure Chest and got started with project #1
We made lots of shapes on an unbleached coffee filter with coloured pens
You want the coffee filter as colourful and full-up with designs as possible
Then we drenched the filter using water pistols!
Tristan enjoyed the aim and fire approach...
...and Scarlett preferred the intricate method of carefully dripping the water onto each place!
While the filter is still wet, you flip it over onto white paper and voila!
The ink makes a stunning watercolour circle: perfect for the base of a monster face
Tristan and Scarlett then dug into the giant bucket of paper, card and fabrics scraps to make the
monster's eyes, ears, nose, hair and more! Tristan has the fantastic idea of chopping a cotton swab in half to make monster ears that stick up (like Shrek)
Project #2 is growing monster hair (aka cress seeds!) in these decorated
cardboard cups with pipe-cleaner arms and googly eyes
As a mum, I love these cute orange overalls given to each child at the beginning of the session
No mess! Huzzah!
And me? I love the overalls for the kiddies (the younger ones get a cute all-in-one version!). The class was well structured yet there was flexibility, and Sue was amazing with all the children. She's great at encouraging them, helping them, and giving them ideas to grow their own creativity!
Sue runs The Creation Station sessions in and around the Frampton Cotterell area, including Yate, so find out more via her website and Facebook, and feel free to get in touch with her via email to find out more!
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