Making a Creation Station

While craft time can be fun and a great time to practice fine motor skills, sometimes it requires you as parents to do a lot of prep time and clean up. This is why we love creation stations! 

A creation station is a designated box or bin that has craft materials your child can access at any time. This sort of activity encourages creativity and imagination, and will keep your children entertained for hours. Your child can create whatever they would like; however, here are a few ideas to get them started:

Creation Station Ideas:

  • Make a garden
  • Create a picture of aliens from another planet
  • Show me your favorite spooky monsters
  • Create a cupcake bakery
  • Make a picture of some bugs you find outside
  • Show me your favorite summer activity

The great thing about creation stations is that you can add any craft supplies you already have at home. But in case you are stuck, here are a few suggestions:

Supply Suggestions:

  • Construction paper
  • Scrap paper and various shapes of paper
  • Beads and buttons (please consider choking hazards)
  • Glue stick
  • Cotton swabs, pads, and balls
  • Pom poms
  • Paper clips and clothespins 
  • Toothpicks 
  • Googly eyes
  • Sticky notes
  • Colored pencils or crayons 

Don’t forget to look around your home, and out in nature to collect supplies that your child can use. For more ideas on what to include in your creation station (or for a fun way to introduce this activity to your child), check out the video below:

We would love to see what your children come up with. Be sure to take a picture and tag us in their masterpieces. And don’t forget to follow our social media platforms for more fun ideas you can do with your kids all summer long. For more creative art activity ideas, check out this blog full of fun activities for your child all summer:

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