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As the mom of five -- including three kids ages 5 and under -- Jessica Dorman often found herself looking for things to do in Erie with her kids. She also longed for connections with other parents.
So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Her business, Creation Station, will open Saturday at Plaza 12, 3545 W. 12th St.
Creation Station is a drop-in children's arts and crafts studio with seating for 28. Kids will be able to make any number of crafts, such as a Mason jar piggy bank, a no-sew pillow, wind chimes, birdhouses, and string art. Prices will generally range from $8 to $12.
"The idea is to have a casual drop-in studio where moms can meet and hang out while their kids have fun creating," she said.
Creation Station, 3545 W. 12th St., will hold its grand opening celebration Saturday, May 5, from noon to 3 with free crafts for kids, snacks, giveaways and more. All are welcome.
The spot is also ideal for birthday parties. A small kitchenette makes it easy for families to bring their own food and snacks, she said. The cost for a party is $75, plus the cost of the crafts.
She's also planning on hosting Mom's Night Out events and parties for adults who want to come and make a craft.
"We are BYOB, so that will be nice when it's an older crowd," she said.
Jessica and her family live in Waterford. She and her husband have five kids, ages 1, 3, 5, 11 and 15. She works as a photographer, but mostly stays at home with her kids.
"It's hard work entertaining them every day, which is why I thought other parents might appreciate a place like this where kids can have hands-on fun," she said.
Creation Station will be open Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Jessica said those hours will change once school is out for the summer. For more information, visit Creation Station's website at creationstation814.com
A Creation Station Giveaway!
Macaroni Kid Erie has two super fun birdhouse crafts to give away from Creation Station! To win, enter here:
We will draw a winner Saturday, May 5!
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