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Paper Crafts

Washi Tape Christmas Book Review

Have you joined the washi tape train? It’s one of my favorite crafting supplies! It’s so easy to use and makes everything so festive and fun. Well, I’m so happy to share that my good friend and fellow craft blogger… Continue Reading →

Handcut Fall Leaf Wreath

I don’t own any kind of cutting machine, so when I want to do this kind of project, it means going old school – with a template and scissors! I actually find the process soothing and therapeutic once I get… Continue Reading →

Cool DIY Cross Hatch Stamps

Homemade stamps are so useful! Not only are they budget-friendly, but you can get really creative with different shapes and sizes! I love this DIY cross hatch stamp from Lines Across! The contrasting lines are playful and super cute. Here… Continue Reading →

My First Origami Kit for Kids

My son loves origami, especially Star Wars Origami. So it was fun to help my girls learn origami with this darling kit. I was sent this kit to test out and it’s a big hit at my house. My First Origami… Continue Reading →

Origami Starburst Wreath

Do you like to decorate your home for each season? I enjoy sprucing things up and putting out a few special decorations, but I really love involving my kids in the decorating. Kid-made decor is my favorite! Here is a… Continue Reading →

Give Teacher a High-Five for a Great Year!

Let’s start the year off great by giving your child’s teacher a “high-five”! This is a fun craft to make together by stamping your child’s hand on paper, creating a “high-five” card for a great year! Stamp your child’s painted hand… Continue Reading →

Make a Mini-Album with a Vintage Book Cover

I’ve been experimenting with using vintage book covers lately. I have quite a few of them left back after removing the vintage book pages, and what better way to give them new life than to make them into “new” books?… Continue Reading →

Negative Shape Collages

Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape… Continue Reading →

Paper Cube Sculptures

Here’s a fun craft-meets-construction activity to try, colorful paper cube sculptures. With just paper and glue, you can create 3-D cubes that can be stacked or glued together to create a larger sculpture. Once you show your kids the simple technique,… 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 →

Make a Bits & Pieces Springtime Garland

Now that Spring is officially here, it’s time to open up the windows, clear out the clutter and add some fresh and lively decor! You can get a start with this bits and pieces garland that is super simple to… Continue Reading →

Pretty Paper Daffodils

Spring is coming! Whether your yard is already blooming (like ours here in California), or you’re still waiting for the snow to melt, it’s definitely time to brighten up the indoors with some springtime crafts. Yay! Our first official crafts… Continue Reading →

Make a Mini Paper Album From Scratch

I’m always looking for simple ways to document family memories, aside from regular scrapbooking pages, and mini-albums or mini-books are great for recording an event or trip. Plus they make great gifts too! I also prefer to make my own… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Envelope Hand Puppets

I love craft projects that can be carried off and used for playtime, and puppets are the perfect craft for sparking some creative pretend play. We had great fun making these super-simple and adorable puppets using envelopes and other supplies… Continue Reading →

Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn… 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 →

Lovebird Paper Garland

Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird… Continue Reading →

Crafting a Wintery Wonderland

Celebrate the winter weather by making a crafty wonderland. We’re using recycled magazines to cut and tear out, adding to our wintery scene. You can get really creative by adding a snowman, winter animals, and some evergreen trees. Here are… Continue Reading →

Thankful Wind Spinners

While we try to practice gratitude year-round, it’s always nice to give it some extra focus around Thanksgiving time. I love for my girls to record a list in some way of all the things they are thankful for. It’s… Continue Reading →

Make Easy Thankful Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Looking for an easy and creative activity for the kid’s table during your Thanksgiving dinner? Make these simple and fun Thankful Turkeys over at Craftspiration! Gobble, gobble! Here are Lucy and I crafting for fall with Thankful Turkeys: We will be… Continue Reading →

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