My First Origami Kit for Kids

My son loves origami, especially Star Wars Origami. So it was fun to help my girls learn origami with this darling kit. I was sent this kit to test out and it’s a big hit at my house. My First Origami… Continue Reading →

Flying Feather Fish Kids Craft

Hi, Lucy here again. I’m going to teach you how to make a feather fishy. It’s a really great way to help your kids find something fun and feathery to do. Supplies for Feather Fish: feather googly eye glue 1…. Continue Reading →

Handprint Pumpkin Keepsake

My little October baby is closing in on his first birthday. I have no idea how that is possible, but it makes me want to capture all the memories I can of his little 11-month-old self. So, here is Henry’s… Continue Reading →

Arrr, Matey! Crochet a Pirate Patch

We love a good Arrrrrrrr around our house! Especially coming up on September 19th, as it’s National Talk Like a Pirate day! Yes, there’s a day for that, me hearty! I’ve come up with a super quick and easy crochet… Continue Reading →

Duct Tape and Rubber Band Mania Craft Books

I’m SO happy to showcase these 2 fun and fabulous kids craft books that have just hit the market… Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania by author Amanda Formaro. I love a good kids craft book and these 2 do not… Continue Reading →

DIY Chalkboard Paint and Canvas

It’s back-to-school season and I have chalkboard on my mind! I have long loved everything chalkboard and use it various ways around our home. But this time I wanted to do it with a twist, DIY chalkboard paint! I thought it… Continue Reading →

Pick Your Own Prize Giveaway

Have we got an amazing giveaway for you today! This is a “Pick Your Own Prize” kinda giveaway. It is similar to the “choose your own adventure” books we read as kids! Oops I am dating myself now! But those… Continue Reading →

Origami Starburst Wreath

Do you like to decorate your home for each season? I enjoy sprucing things up and putting out a few special decorations, but I really love involving my kids in the decorating. Kid-made decor is my favorite! Here is a… Continue Reading →

Super Cute Back to School Girl Hairstyles

It’s that time of year again! Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, and new clothes for back to school. Get your little girls excited about those first few days and weeks with these cute back to school hairstyles from Allison of Petit Elefant!… Continue Reading →

Learning to Knit Like a Champ

I’ve been crocheting up a storm here on Make and Takes. But now it’s time to broaden my yarn horizons and start knitting. I’ve only tried it once, so after We Are Knitters contacted me to test out one of their beginner… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples Slices

You are definitely going to want to work this tasty treat into your after-school snack rotation soon. These chocolate peanut butter apple slices are so yummy, and pretty healthy too, especially if you use a good quality dark chocolate. Plus,… Continue Reading →

Family Crafts: Shapes, Trucks, Pipe Cleaners and More

Need a few ideas for crafting with kids? Check out the latest projects shared over at Family Crafts on About.com. Many are made with items you already have at home or something you can easily gather from your local craft store. Have… Continue Reading →

Adorable DIY Chocolate Robots

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Especially when it comes in mini candy size! Mini chocolate candies are all you need to create these super cute DIY chocolate robots from Handmade Charlotte! This would be the best activity for a kids birthday… Continue Reading →

Give Teacher a High-Five for a Great Year!

Let’s start the year off great by giving your child’s teacher a “high-five”! This is a fun craft to make together by stamping your child’s hand on paper, creating a “high-five” card for a great year! Stamp your child’s painted hand… Continue Reading →

4 Tips for After School Family Fun

With my kids back in school this month, it’s time to start thinking about our routine for after school… homework, snacks, and also a little down time. For today’s post sharing after school tips, I’m happy to be partnering once again with VolunteerSpot, the… Continue Reading →

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

Can you believe that the summer has come to a close and that the new school year is arriving? Maybe where you live school has already started, but where I live in New York, there’s about a week left to… Continue Reading →

Update a Vintage Purse With Embroidery Thread

I love thrifting, and I love nothing more than bring home a slightly shabby treasure and giving it a face lift! My latest find was a somewhat dingy white leather purse, that I added some summer colors to. Supplies for… Continue Reading →

15 Back to School Crafts for Kids

It’s that time of year… Back to School! I’m sure you’re out and about shopping for supplies and maybe a new shoes for the kiddos! But how about getting creative and crafting up a few back to school projects to… Continue Reading →

Washi Tape Pencil Holders

Ready for more washi tape fun? I told you… I can’t get enough! Washi tape is such a great way to cover up recycled items, whether it’s cereal box cardboard for backpack tags or todays craft, washi tape pencil holders!… Continue Reading →

Back to School Washi Tape Backpack Tags

I’m all about the simple and easy when it comes to crafting with kids. That’s one reason washi tape is one of my new favorite kid crafting supplies. It’s easy to use and there’s no mess, just what a busy… Continue Reading →

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