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Kid Crafted Tassel Banner

I’m excited to introduce a new regular contributor to the Make and Takes team. Please welcome Caroline from Salsa Pie. She’ll be sharing fabulous kid’s crafts and activities once a month! –Marie The other day I started working on a… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Countdown – Start Today!

Looking for a fun Valentine countdown to do with the kids? I’ve got a free printable! Click here to get your Valentine Countdown printable and download to get started on your 14 Acts of Love.

Crafting Angry LOVE Birds

We’ve had a lot of fun with our cute little pom-pom Angry Birds craft. I thought it only fitting that we make some LOVE birds for Valentine’s too! But don’t be fooled, this one is still angry and gonna get… Continue Reading →

Heart-Shaped Friendship Bracelets

I’m happy to be able to share a fun and simple craft with you from my book, Make and Takes for Kids! It’s a great one for Valentine’s, getting the kids crafty and in the giving spirit with a few… Continue Reading →

Every Kid Loves A Car Wash!

In desperate need of a fun and easy activity to keep your little ones busy? This super fun bubble bath car wash from What Do We Do All Day jumped out at me from the Make and Takes Spotlight Page…. Continue Reading →

Friendship Bracelets Make For The Perfect Valentine

I am dying with love for these sweet little Valentine’s Day friendship bracelets from Dandee Designs I found over at the M&T Spotlight! Don’t you think they’d be so much fun? More unique Valentine’s below: Cute and crafty little love… Continue Reading →

Heart Stamped Gift Bags for Valentines

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, can you feel the love? I can! And I’m planning to give a little love to a few of my friends for Valentines. I’ve been a little obsessed with crochet lately, if you… Continue Reading →

Pipe Cleaner Paper Clip Hearts

Pipe cleaners and hearts just seem to go together. We’ve made rings, love goggles, and now these super sweet paper clips. They are perfect for attaching all kinds of paper. I bet there’s a teacher or two who would love… Continue Reading →

Make Some Magic With These Macaroni Snowflakes

Dig into your pantry for all the supplies you’ll need to make these awesome macaroni snowflakes from Katy Elliot spotted over at the Make and Takes Spotlight. I love it when I don’t have to make an extra trip to… Continue Reading →

Silly Symmetrical Mitten Art

Brr! We’ve been having some super chilly days around here. But, the sun is shining, so we bundle-up and head outside anyway. Thank goodness for warm hats, scarves, and mittens! When we’ve had enough cold, we come inside, drink something… Continue Reading →

Bust the Boredom with This Pool Noodle Marble Run!

Going a little stir-crazy stuck inside with the kids? Break out the pool noodles and make this super awesome marble run from Inner Child Fun I spotted via the Make and Takes Spotlight! More great activities with the kids: Edible… Continue Reading →

All About Me: Adjective Self-Portraits for Kids

At least once a year, I do a self-portrait art project with my daughters. I love having a collection of paintings, drawings, and collages of how they see themselves at different ages. For one of our recent self-portrait projects, we… Continue Reading →

Broken Crayons? Put Them To Use With Art Project For Kids

Have the winter wiggles set in for your kids yet? Give this melted crayon art project from Play Based Learning I spotted over at the M&T Spotlight. Looks like an easy afternoon of fun to me! Other fabulous creative projects… Continue Reading →

Favorite 2012 Posts from M&T Contributors

Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m… Continue Reading →

10 Most Popular Posts of 2012

Doesn’t it seem like 2012 came and went in a flash? I’m still having a hard time remembering to add the “13″ to my dates! But alas, we had a great year with a lot happening in the craft and… Continue Reading →

Paper Tube Snowflake Stamps

We are continuing our paper tube stamping series with something fun for winter: snowflakes. We’re cutting the bottoms of our paper tubes into strips to create a few snowflake-shaped stamps. For a quick refresher, here’s our other shapes we’ve been crafting and… Continue Reading →

Party Ideas for Your New Year’s Eve Celebration

Can you believe we’re another year down? It’s going by way too fast. But alas, 2013 is right around the corner. Start practicing writing your “13″!! We’ll be having some fun with family on New Year’s. Below are ideas for… Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up Our Holiday ABC Series

We made it through the entire alphabet for the holidays, yippee! All the way from A to Z. So much crafting and baking for this special season. Phew! Here is all of our letter activities in one handy place. Happy… Continue Reading →

Super Cute Snowman Ornament Made From Recycled Keys

Got a bunch of old keys hanging around? I spotted a great way to use them up over at the M&T Spotlight by recycling them into snowman ornaments from Crafty Amanda, so cute and a great way to get your… Continue Reading →

Holiday ABC Series: Z is for Zig-Zag

Yes, I’m kinda going out on a limb there, but the letter Z was a hard letter to craft for our Holiday ABC series. It was either zebras, zig-zags or a zipper! I chose to make some zig-zag glitter trees, using… Continue Reading →

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