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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 →

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 →

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 →

Vintage Coasters Turned Glitter Ornaments

*+-I found these Christmas coasters at IKEA to simply use as what they were intended for. But after opening them up and seeing the cool vintage images, I had to glam them up with glitter! Now they are this year’s ornaments for our… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Gift Your Neighbors for the Holidays

*+-Tis’ the season for holiday gift giving! We love to make yummy treats and share them with our family and friends. I’ve got some peppermint bark going into containers to gift to my neighbors. But to help jazz them up… Continue Reading →

Roller Skating Unicorn Cross Stitch Kit

*+-Yes, this cross stitch kit is everything you need to create a roller skating unicorn – made of awesome! Who doesn’t love unicorns, roller skates, and cross stitching?! It comes from my crafty friend Rosalie, who’s local to Seattle and owner of the… Continue Reading →

Q-Tip Painted Holiday Trees

*+-We love to craft for the holidays, making festive cards for family and friends. We’re using Q-tips to paint our holiday trees. The kids loved creating these dotted shapes! You can make these Q-tip trees in so many different ways. We made one as… Continue Reading →

Airplane Scavenger Hunt Printable

*+-It’s almost time for holiday travel. Maybe you’re visiting family or maybe you’re going to a destination getaway for the holidays. Wherever you might be headed, we’ve come up with a fun airport scavenger hunt to help entertain the kiddies as… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fun With Washi

*+-I really can’t get enough of washi tape! I’m totally obsessed. So I was thrilled to receive this darling book Fun With Washi from my good friend and blogger, Jessica Okui of Zakka Life. We’ve been blog friends since I first… Continue Reading →

Let’s Party With Holiday Card Treat Trays

*+-As I’m getting ready to host a festive holiday party, a white elephant extravaganza, I’m turning a few holiday cards into treat trays! This is a great way to save those special holiday cards from friends and family you receive over the years, giving… Continue Reading →

$500 Holiday Cash Giveaway

*+-What if you had $500 cash to spend on anything you wanted this holiday season? Gifts for family and friends, even something you might need for yourself! We can help!! We’ll add a little extra holiday cheer to your gift giving this… Continue Reading →

10 Interactive eBooks for Kids

*+-I’m always on the look out for appropriate and educational apps and books I can share with my kids. We’ve found some really great interactive ebooks, great to have on your smart phone or tablet. With the upcoming holidays, these… Continue Reading →

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