Tissue Paper Tree Ornament

I love making homemade ornaments, as you can probably tell by the number of Christmas decoration projects on my page. Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade ornaments made by you and your loved ones. Hang our easy-to-make ornament on… Continue Reading →

Potato Print Turkey Craft

We are so close to Halloween that I have started to think about Thanksgiving! The kids and I like to start crafting early so we can change out our art wall when the next holiday starts. These fun and easy… Continue Reading →

Having Fun with Pumpkins and the Peanuts Gang

Visiting a pumpkin patch in the fall is always a must-do this time of year. We love all the activities to be done while at the farm… animals, mazes, and treats. We have a fabulous local pumpkin patch in Washington called… Continue Reading →

No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins

Do you love the idea of decorating pumpkins for Halloween but hate the messy “guts” part? Maybe you are looking for something different from the traditional look? Do you want something that will last WAY beyond the Halloween season {and for… Continue Reading →

Paper Weaving Pumpkins

Simple paper crafts are some of my favorites – I can pull out supplies on a moment’s notice and set-up a low-mess art invitation. These paper weaving pumpkins are an easy fall craft for preschoolers and up, with adorable results…. Continue Reading →

Fun Paper Plate Witch Halloween Craft

Halloween is just around the corner, so today we thought it would be fun to make a wickedly fun paper plate witch Halloween craft! Cast a spell on your home, both inside and out with this spooky witch decoration. Supplies to… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Flower Bouquet

Easter is just around the corner, so we’re getting our house ready with a few fun spring flower decorations. But not just any ol’ flowers… plastic egg flowers! These Easter egg flowers are simple to craft and make a bright and… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: GREEN Fruit Salad & Skewers

Fruit salad is a staple side dish and snack in our house, and we whipped up a big bowl of green fruit salad to welcome in the month of March. This would be a perfect side dish for a St…. Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces

We’re making sweet Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces for our class Valentines. My girls are enjoying making each one unique for their friends! With only a few supplies, you can easily make these last minute for a non-candy Valentine gift! They are too… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Tree With Clay Hearts

After Christmas, I promised my son that we would make some clay hearts, similar to the stars and bells that we have made in the past for the Christmas Tree. And then I thought, why not go all the way… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Wishes for the New Year Accordion Books

It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost here! After the Christmas festivities are over, we have a family tradition of writing our wishes for the new year. Sometimes we make one big family list, and other times we each make… 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 →

Colorful Stained Glass Candle Drawings

When I was teaching elementary school, these stained glass candle drawings were a project I used to do with my class every winter. Nothing calms a room like some zen coloring time! If your kiddo hasn’t made something like this… Continue Reading →

Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes

We kicked off our December fun with a cute and tasty dessert – Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ice cream sundaes. I love any excuse to eat ice cream, even when it’s cold outside! How to make: Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes This… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Place Cards for Thanksgiving

To help prep for our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re making a few festive place cards for the holiday table. These were fun to make, with a few different items to watercolor, representing Thanksgiving. We all took turns choosing either pie, turkey… Continue Reading →

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 →

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