100 Winter Kids Craft Ideas

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January can be a hard month to get through. We’re just getting past all the December holiday excitement and the month tends to drag on. The snow is still icy, the weather is cold, and the skies are gray. Well, let’s… Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Hearing

How Noisy is Your Snack? Put your listening ears on! We’re calling on our keen sense of hearing to explore how noisy different foods are when chewed. We had lots of fun crunching a variety of foods and rating them… Continue Reading →

6 Airplane Busy Bag Ideas

Traveling with kids this year? Flying to some fabulous family-friendly destination? Then you’re going to want to fill a busy bag full of crafts and activities to entertain your little ones! These ideas are simple enough to prep ahead of time and… Continue Reading →

Crochet Projects to Make in 2015

Let’s say hello to 2015! Especially when it comes to yarn, hooks, and crochet projects! The new year and the winter season always brings out the yarn for me, making hats, scarves, and hand warmers! Well, I’m ready to ramp it up and… Continue Reading →

Q-Tip Snow Painting Kids Craft

We love painting with Q-tips! It’s such a fun and unique tool to use, making painting a little more interesting. And with the winter weather upon us, we’re decorating a painting with white paint and dark paper to create a… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercoloring with her and learning this technique of… Continue Reading →

KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

I’m thrilled to showcase a new yarn arts website I stumbled upon called KidKnits. I recently saw KidKnits linked from Classic Play and fell in love! The founder Ellie, and 8th grade girl, is so inspiring. It’s amazing to see that you… Continue Reading →

Host a Hot Chocolate Party

Time to warm up with some hot chocolate. Whether you make your own from scratch or mix it from a can, invite over a few friends to join the hot cocoa fun. Here are just a few of the ways you… Continue Reading →

Super Cool Bohemian Tassel Pillow DIY

Do you love to craft? One of my goals for 2015 is to be more crafty! Try new projects, branch out on different crafts, and do more DIY. I am kind of obsessed with this bohemian tassel pillow DIY from The Sewing… Continue Reading →

10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities for Winter Fun

The winter season is here! Temps are colder and the snow is falling. Time to venture out into the cold wintry weather. Maybe you live near the snow or you’re headed to a snowy location for a family vacation. I’ve… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2014

How is it already 2015?! Time flies when you’re craftin’ fun! A big THANK YOU to all our readers here at Make and Takes. You help keep us crafting up a storm all year long!! Here’s a round up of all the… Continue Reading →

Crochet V-Stitch Infinity Scarf Pattern

Winter is here and I’m back to crocheting up a storm! I’ve been loving to crochet scarves again. There’s something so gratifying and immediate about a scarf, ready to wear right when it’s done. I love my short and simple cowl… Continue Reading →

Paper Tube Stamped Fireworks for New Year’s Eve

Stamp a few of these festive firework shapes for a fun New Year’s Eve decoration! While you’re waiting for the clock to tick down to midnight, have the kids craft these sparkly painted fireworks to display! I love how the… Continue Reading →

6 Fashionable Scarves to Crochet for Winter

Winter is here and I’m feeling the cold! Brrrrrr! It’s time to get out the yarn, snuggle by the fire, and crochet some cozy winter scarves! Check out these gorgeous crochet patterns I’m sharing over at eBay. So many fun colors… Continue Reading →

Make a Vintage Journal to Start the Year

A brand new year deserves a brand new blank journal! Make yourself one using the covers of a vintage book and archival drawing paper. Here’s how! Supplies for New Year’s Vintage Journal: Vintage hardcover book Archival drawing or sketching paper… Continue Reading →

6 Party Ideas for New Year’s Eve

With the new year approaching fast, it’s time to think about what fun ideas you can craft for a New Year’s Eve party! As we all know, DIY party ideas are the best! We’re sharing 6 fabulously fun ideas over at… Continue Reading →

Make Felt Stitched Ornaments

We’re stitching a few extra holiday ornaments this year! These are made with felt and embroidery floss for a fun stitched ornament. You can get really creative in your design for each of these ornaments. I’m sharing these Felt Stitched… Continue Reading →

Holiday Paper Tube Napkin Holders

Give your holiday table a little handmade love with these paper tube napkin holders! Kids can have fun decorating these before dinner and adding them to the table napkins before the party. These cute paper tube holders will work well… Continue Reading →

Krochet Kids – Handmade Crochet for Good

I first heard of Krochet Kids from my friend Lisette, who you might remember encouraged me to learn crochet a while back! I love how crochet has become such an amazing tool for good, through Teeny Tears and companies like Krochet… Continue Reading →

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