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Make Halloween Masks for a Party

We have another fun and festive craft idea to make for your next Halloween party! Whether you’re hosting something at your home with family and friends or you’re helping with the arts and crafts for your child’s school, these masks are… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Silly Straw Sippers

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Apple Stamped Cards for Back to School

Apples just seem to shout… “Back to School”!! So we’re sharing a take on the apple by making art with an apple stamp. Find all those bad and bruised apples and slice them in half to make these apple stamped cards!… Continue Reading →

Jazzing up Roasted Asparagus, YUM!

I’m always looking for ways to spice up my veggies for dinner. I love asparagus, but there’s only so many ways to eat it as a plain ol’ side dish. For today’s recipe, I’m adding in a few other yummy ingredients… Continue Reading →

Felt Goodie Bag for Teacher

With back to school creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking how we can celebrate the new year! We love to gift our teacher with something for the start of the new year, helping them feel loved and… Continue Reading →

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