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Holidays

Stained Glass Turkey Craft

Turkey day is on it’s way! Time to decorate your house with fun Thanksgiving decorations. We’re crafting these festive window decorations – Stained Glass Turkeys! Your kids can make the turkey’s feathers with any color of tissue paper to shine… Continue Reading →

Smiling Snowman Envelopes

Here is a fun way for your kids to decorate a Christmas or winter letter to grandparents or friends – smiling snowman envelopes! These are so quick and simple to draw, you could easily make a big stack for thank… Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Turkey Headbands

Cute and colorful turkey headbands are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. These are fun to make in a classroom setting, as I made these with my daughter’s school class. Or they are just the activity for the kids to make and… Continue Reading →

Chalk Pastel Stenciled Turkeys

I thought my girls might be too old this year to make a silly Thanksgiving turkey craft, but they were totally still into it. Yay! We had great fun breaking out our chalk pastels and stenciling some colorful turkey feathers…. Continue Reading →

10 Memory Making Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means hours spent on Pinterest searching for all things turkey and pumpkin! Search no more! We’ve teamed up with our most creative friends to give you a few unique ideas to make your holiday even… Continue Reading →

Creating Pumpkin Yarn Art

Whether you’re crafting a few last minute Halloween crafts or creating something festive for Thanksgiving, these simple Pumpkin Yarn Art pictures are a fun way to decorate for the fall season! We’ve created yarn art for a few other holidays… Easter, Christmas,… Continue Reading →

10 Creative Gratitude Crafts for Big and Little Kids

Believe it or not, November is just around the corner. Like many of you, I’m sure, our family likes to spend a little extra time practicing gratitude during the month of November. We especially love activities that we can build… Continue Reading →

Monsterific Felt Puppets

These monster felt puppets are almost too cute to give a scare! Make a set of these for your little ones to spook this Halloween season! Your kids can put on a monsterific puppet show for everyone to enjoy! These… Continue Reading →

Oil Pastel Witch Hat Drawings

Black paper and oil pastels are one of my most favorite art time combinations. My girls and I had fun designing our own wacky witch hats, just in time for Halloween decorating! This is an open-ended project that is fun… Continue Reading →

Simple Beaded Pipe Cleaners Pumpkins

These sweet and simple pumpkins are just the right activity for fall. As we’re seeing so many fun and festive pumpkins displayed on steps and front porches in our neighborhood, crafting these Beaded Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins is a great way… Continue Reading →

Spooky Halloween Watercolor Gift Tags

How about making a few Halloween Watercolor Ghosts for a boo-tastic surprise! Tie them up with a bag of candy witch brooms or pumpkin cookie pops! Yum! I’m sharing the step-by-step tutorial over at Eighteen 25 and their Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza! There are so… Continue Reading →

Halloween Crafts and Party Ideas at CreativeLive

Hey crafters! Head over to CreativeLive (right now) to watch us craft up a Halloween party storm! Today and tomorrow, October 3rd and 4th, I’ll be showcasing Halloween Crafts and Party Ideas in a 2 day workshop. I’d love to… Continue Reading →

13 Tricks for an April Fool’s Day Treat

Do you get tricked on April Fool’s Day or do you do the tricking? Either way, I’ve rounded up 13 tricks for an April Fool’s Day treats! These are silly, funny, and everyone involved will love it! 1. A Mashed… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun

Leprechauns are sneaky little guys! I’ve rounded up 10 ways to catch a leprechaun. Get your kids involved in the catching for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! 1. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap: This rainbow trap from Playing with Words 365 is the… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Heart & Printable #Love Card

Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series… Continue Reading →

Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

I just love this Valentine’s Day printable for sweet little treat bags! This super cute and free printable was found on the M&T Spotlight page by Army Wife to Subrban Life! What a great alternative to buying kid’s Valentine cards… Continue Reading →

Fancy Layered Drinks for Kids

It’s almost time to ring in 2014! We’ll be spending the evening at home, eating our traditional nacho dinner, playing board games, and watching a slideshow of the year’s photos. The kids will have no trouble staying awake till midnight… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays from the Make and Takes team!

DIY Orange Surprise Balls

Growing up, my mom would always put oranges in our stockings. It was a yearly tradition. I spotted this cute stocking stuffer idea for DIY orange surprise balls on the M&T Spotlight page! Kimmy from Making Mondays gives us the tutorial for making… Continue Reading →

Adorable Snowman Hot Cocoa Gift

‘Tis the season for gift giving! So many people to give to and never enough time to get everything done! Am I right? I saw this Snowman Hot Cocoa Gift idea over at the M&T Spotlight page and thought it would be… Continue Reading →

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