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Make a Giant Yarn Spider Web in the Woods

One of my favorite activities to set up for the kids while we’re camping is a Giant Yarn Spider Web! It’s super simple to do and lasts the whole weekend of our camping trip! All you need is a ball of… Continue Reading →

Pom Pom Bird Craft

Add some bright colors to a room with these cute and silly pom pom birds from Michelle of MollyMoo! Don’t you think this is a perfect craft for you and your little ones to do together? Make one, two, or a… Continue Reading →

Sticky Note Window Pictures

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Water Toys to Make for Summer

It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15… Continue Reading →

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing… Continue Reading →

Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with… Continue Reading →

Southwest Summer Giveaway for a Family Getaway!

Summer is here! Even in Seattle, the sun is shining bright and it’s fabulous! It’s making me excited to prep for summer trips. Do you have plans for a summer getaway? Maybe I can help. I’ve joined up with Southwest… Continue Reading →

25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate… Continue Reading →

Gettin’ Our Craft On with Green Kid Crafts

We are gettin’ our craft on with some fun, silly, and slimy discovery crafts! I’m happy to be partnering with Green Kids Crafts to showcase their fun and creative crafts in a box, mailed right to your door every month. All… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the… Continue Reading →

Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Origami Yoda Series

May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books… Continue Reading →

Introducing DOOZERS for Kids on Hulu + Giveaway

We’re all about DIY at our house, so I’m thrilled to announce a brand new animated show for kids all about building, designing, and creating… DOOZERS! This is the first Hulu Original for kids! The CGI animated preschool series comes from The… Continue Reading →

Go Ahead, Juice Something

First things first: serious kudo’s to Make and Takes for this month’s Earth Day kick-off of 22 Ways to Save Mother Earth. As I was thinking about what challenge to share for the month of “Easter & Earth,” it made… Continue Reading →

Make Plant Markers from Popsicle Craft Sticks

Gardening time is in full swing now, and plant markers are a great craft to work on this month. They serve two purposes: to distinguish between similar looking seedlings, and to add some color and whimsy to your vegetable and… Continue Reading →

TED Talks: How to Use One Paper Towel

In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Cheesie Mack Series

Hello, it’s me again. I have come to talk to you about another book. These books are the Cheesie Mack series. I chose this series because the author recently visited my school. I thought why not read his books before… Continue Reading →

22 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for Earth Day

Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena,… Continue Reading →

15 Lego Movie Party Ideas

The Lego Movie has been a hit with kids and parents everywhere! Who else has that song “Everything Is Awesome!” stuck in their head all day? It’s a super funny movie and I’ve rounded up 15 ideas that would be… Continue Reading →

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