Make Pipe Cleaner Apples

We’re crazy for apples – making, baking, eating, crafting! So many fun things to do with apples. We’re crafting these cute Pipe Cleaner Apples to have some fall time fun! Here are just a few of the activities you can do with… Continue Reading →

Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples for Fall

It’s officially fall time! Get out the pumpkins, soup recipes, and Halloween decor! One of my favorite things about fall is all the yummy baking recipes! I found this apple crisp stuffed baked apples recipe from Tiffany of Creme De La… Continue Reading →

5 Finger Foods for Game Day

We are football fans at our house. Even our kids get into the fun, especially living in Seattle… Go Hawks! So I love to host game day parties sharing all sorts of fun game day finger foods! I’m collaborating on today’s… Continue Reading →

Make Halloween Crafts and Party Ideas with Me on CreativeLive

I’ve been giving little hints here and there that I’ve partnered up with CreativeLive on a 2-Day Halloween Crafts and Party Ideas workshop! I’ve been busy busy busy planning and putting all the craft and recipe tutorials together for this… Continue Reading →

Have a Puppet Party with a Cereal Box

We’re creating cute and crafty jungle puppets from recycled cereal boxes to play with as an after school activity. We’ll finish up any homework from school and then get right to crafting our puppets! I’ve partnered with KiX Cereal as an ambassador… Continue Reading →

Upcycle a Trinket Tray with Gold Paint

When I saw this wooden tray at the flea market I immediately snapped it up! I knew I could use it either in my scrap room or on my dresser. I believe it is actually the game tray for the… Continue Reading →

Sippin’ on Apple-Shaped Straw Buddies

We’re crafting up a bushel of apples this fall season, even drinking up some apple cider through a darling little straw sipper! My kids LOVE apple cider, they call it a “cup of fall” – a phrase they adopted from their… Continue Reading →

Outer Space Watercolor Bookmarks

With the weather cooling a bit, it’s time to snuggle up with a blanket and a good book! But you’ll need a trusty bookmark to go with to hold your place. So we’re crafting Outer Space Bookmarks with crayons and watercolor… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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