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Splatter Paint Gift Card Pockets

-+*My girls have a few special teachers they want to thank as summer vacation quickly approaches. We love to add a personal touch to bookstore or coffee shop gift cards. This year, we’re handing out these adorable splatter-painted gift card… Continue Reading →

Lacy Airbrushed Flower Pots

-+*Decorated flower pots have been a go-to gift in our family for a long time. Flower pots are inexpensive and easy to paint, and a new flower or herb is always a welcome gift. As we’ve been getting to know… Continue Reading →

DIY Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

-+*This is the perfect gift for someone needing a little pampering. In fact, I might know a few moms who’d deserve a little TLC this week :) With only 3 ingredients, mix up a batch of this super simple salt… Continue Reading →

Disney Sticker Story Starters + 9 More Disney Crafts

-+*We’re anticipating an upcoming Disney World trip, see our paper chain countdown, and getting excited by making a few sticker story starters to keep us busy as we travel to the Magic Kingdom. We’ve crafted sticker story starters before and they are… Continue Reading →

25 Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts

-+*It’s almost the most important day of the year… the day that we celebrate our wonderful moms. Life just wouldn’t be the same without moms and all that they do for us. If your kiddos are wondering what to make… Continue Reading →

Organizing Kids Craft Supplies

-+*If you’re like us, craft supplies are just about everywhere in the house. We have loads of pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and stickers in several different drawers all around. It’s time to get organized. We don’t want one lone pom pom… Continue Reading →

How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

-+*I am proud to say Make and Takes has just passed it’s 8 year anniversary. Can you believe it, 8 years? It’s been one wild ride. Amazing to think I’ve been blogging since 2007, I’ve loved every minute of it! There’s… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

-+*Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

30 Crafts to Make for Teacher Appreciation Week

-+*Teacher Appreciate Week is one of the most important weeks of the year! What would we do without our wonderful teachers? Let’s show our kid’s teachers how much we love and appreciate their hard work with a gift! I’ve found… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Birthday Party Ideas

-+*The family-friendly movie Big Hero 6 has been one of our favorite to watch, over and over again! I may or may not have cried during the movie :) Baymax, the robot healthcare companion, is the most lovable character Disney… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Baymax Crafts

-+*As we gather all sorts of fun crafts and decorations for a Big Hero 6 birthday, since we love the movie so much, we’re coming up with a few fun Baymax inspired ideas. We’re making Big Hero 6 Baymax Frisbee… Continue Reading →

Spring Flower Airbrush Doormat

-+*I’m a sucker for home decor items made by my kids. I love decorating with their handmade treasures each season, from little toddler handprint art to big kid painted vases. When we had the opportunity to try out the Testors®… Continue Reading →

Colored Coffee Filter Flowers

-+*We’re making more coffee filter flowers to celebrate Spring! We had so much fun with our rainbow colored coffee filters, and making them into a rainbow flower bouquet. Now we’re shaping each of colored coffee filters into a different shape… Continue Reading →

27 New Uses for Old Broken Crayons

-+*Doesn’t every household have a ton of broken old crayons lying around in their craft rooms, drawers, buckets, boxes? I’m always wondering what to do with those little guys. If you’ve been wondering too, then this post is for you!… Continue Reading →

Crochet Bath Scrubbies for Tub Time

-+*Ready for a super simple crochet project that you can do in a flash? How about crocheting a few bath time scrubbies! If you’ve been crocheting for a little while now, you could probably crochet one of these scrubbies in… Continue Reading →

See-Through Bookmarks with Transparencies

-+*We just can’t have enough bookmarks in this house! Everyone is reading multiple books at one time, plus there are encyclopedia pages to mark and recipes to tag. On a whim, I picked up a pack of transparency film for… Continue Reading →

Coffee Filter Flower Bouquet

-+*We had a blast with our rainbow marker & coffee filter science experiment. But now that we have all these beautifully colored filters, we needed to make them into something fun. We crafted them into a colorful bouquet for spring!… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Loom Band Pencil Toppers

-+*These cute little pom poms made from Rainbow Loom bands are the perfect little toppers for your pencils! The rainbow colored pom pom is my favorite, but it’s fun to mix and match the colors too! Stack on the toppers… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Homemade Bubble Bath

-+*My girls are always begging to have a bubble bath, begging! But every time we use commercial bubble bath from the store, it irritates their skin. Not good, especially with a child who has eczema. So I’ve been making our own homemade… Continue Reading →

How to Make a DIY Reed Diffuser

-+*We’ve been loving our reed diffuser jars that are filling our house with all the good smells! I’ve placed these fragrant air fresheners around the house to help keep it smelling fresh and fragrant! We chose to add lavender essential oil drops… Continue Reading →

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