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Heather

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make… Continue Reading →

Baby Hair Barrettes Tutorial

So far, there are only boys in my family, so when faced with several approaching baby showers for female babies, my mom and I were only too overjoyed to experiment with making barrettes and headbands. We wanted to make hair… Continue Reading →

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had… Continue Reading →

Homemade Memory Game

What’s more fun than playing a game? Making your own game! One of our favorite preschool games is Memory, the matching card game. My son usually plays the official version at Grandma’s house, but we don’t have that game at… Continue Reading →

Kid Art: Textured Paintings

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into… Continue Reading →

When Art Collides With Toast

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Art Fun: Painting Rocks

Mix up art and outdoor play time by bringing the art outside with you (and leaving it there when you’re done!). Kids will get a kick out of applying paint to surfaces they don’t normally see as canvases. Painting out… Continue Reading →

Kid-Safe Stamp Carving

Looking for a great inside summer activity to do with your grade-schoolers, tweens and teens? Stamp-carving is a great activity for kids of all ages and stages, and a good one to have in mind in case of a rainy… Continue Reading →

Dress Up Time with an Animal Play Cape

I’m excited to announce a new regular contributor here at Make and Takes. Heather is a genius kid crafter and will be sharing her creations with us every Monday! Yay! I’m happy to have her as part of the team…. Continue Reading →

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