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Dream Big

Join CReATE STUDIO and Girls Club Strong at The City of Agoura Hills 2nd Annual Girls Night Out event tonight, geared toward teen and preteen girls. We’ll be hosting a free “Dream Big” booth with dream catchers making and big dream exploring from 5-8pm. See you there!


Happy May!

Spring is in bloom, Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day and Memorial Day are special days to commemorate with treasures handmade at CReATE this month!
Let’s spend creative time together, reusing our resources wisely, exploring hands on making fun, working on school projects or just spending time tinkering with ideas and imaginings.
We can’t wait to see what you create!


Need a great gift? Grab a CReATE STUDIO gift certificate good for a single session or multiple visits to the studio where creativity flows free!
We’ll create a fun certificate for you while you wait.
Call ahead and We’ll have it ready when you arrive.

Eco Ambassadors

Its #30daysofreuse Day 24 And CReATE STUDIO is so excited to be the Eco ambassador for Brookside Elementary School’s campus this Earth week.
We are helping them collect used Crayola markers to submit to the Crayola Company for re use as fuel with the Crayola Color Cycle Program. What an awesome reuse and renewable opportunity.

Quality Time

As Weil once said, “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” and I agree. Giving our attention to the people we love is the deepest gif.
Yesterday, a mother and daughter visited the studio to spend some quality time together. There were younger children at home and this time was for the oldest. She gave her daughter the most wonderful gift of her attentive time. For two hours they conferred on ideas, searched for materials that were just right and created lots of projects made with love. In the big picture of life it was just two hours , but the depth that was created was immeasurable.
Quality time doesn’t have to be much time at all. The secret ingredient is our attentiveness to it and the person we are sharing it with. Think back to precious memory moments in your life. What were they made of? My guess is they had to do with connective time. I remember a special moment with my dad. We were just sitting at the dinner table one night and he was drawing little pictures for me on scratch paper. They were of whatever I asked him to create. I must have been 9 or 10 then but four decades later I still remember that special time warmly. A little time goes a long way and I love that CReATE can be a part of building connective moments.

More reuse fun!

#30daysofreuse day 19 was so fun with a visit to Chaparral Elementary schools Green Club where we talked about the inspiration recycled materials provide and made these snappy little spinning tops from container lids.


Its #30daysofreuse day 18! We have to shout out to the students of Oakwood School who made awesome arthropods in a totally reuse minded way!


#30daysofreuse day 16 was great! What better way to be in the reuse spirit than giving kids the opportunity to be resourceful.
Give them just a few kinds of materials to work with and see what they create! Unstructured time is good for the mind, body and soul. Thanks to Madrona Elementary for having us!

Not Grandmas Dishpan

Don’t dismiss the dishpan!
This simple container does way more than dishes. If you keep an open mind it contains; wonder, curiosity, freedom, play, discovery, order, assistance and inspiration because it can contain things that ignite those happenings. It’s tidy, easy to clean and very easy to use.

We use these bus bins at CReATE and LOVE them. We’ve seen first hand how many uses they can have. They are a great creative tool for the family home that suits a variety of needs and interests for babies ages 6 months (*under parent supervision) as in-the-tub wash up for little ones who sit up all the way to teens who want to make slime all the time!

We use them as “bus bins” for quick table clean-ups, they are our  toddler hand washing and water play go stations, we mix slime in them, we make shredded paper-mache in them, this month we are making paper in them, we use them in our splatter room with water colors and we have mixed all kinds of creative combinations in them. They clean up easy, they are light weight and storable. At home you can put dry ingredients like rice in them for kitchen play while you cook, dolls can be bathed in them, chalk can get soaked in them for creamy sidewalk coloring and the possibilities go on. They are lightweight with built in handles so that even little ones can carry their toys in them. They are great for use inside and outside too.

As parents we are all always hearing about the new great things we have to get but, this is an old one that is tried and true. Add a Sterilite Dishpan to your parenting tool box. They run about $3 a tub and can be found in the kitchen section of stores like Target and Wallmart that carry Sterilite products. Once you have one you’ll wonder how you ever didn’t. I promise

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Friday mornings

Reminiscing over yesterday’s Messy Toddler Morning where the sweetness of the present moment unfolded with salt dough in the pasta maker, a little spray painting, a friendly chat and some bubble manufactur