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Kids Crafts

Photo A Day Craze and Picture Books for Kids

I wanted to share a few of the fun things I’ve been writing elsewhere lately. It’s a little of this and a little of that, but all things I’m loving right now! Instagram and the #PhotoADay Challenge: It has been… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Gift Giving Round Up

I’m highlighting a few Mother’s Day handmade gifts we’ve posted in the past, helping you find a few last minute ideas. Or you can visit our Mother’s Day project page for all our favorite tutorials! P.S. many of these will… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Farm Critters

When we think of spring we think of new life and nature. On the farm there’s all sorts of new life in the spring. Baby chicks are hatching, piglets are born, calves are by their mama’s sides and cute farm… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Basic Craft Supplies + Giveaway

Here’s the latest video in our Kids in the Craft Room series, helping to get kids crafting. Today we’re talking all about basic craft supplies to have on hand. I’m sharing my 5 favorites and my daughter shares her 5… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Printable Coloring Page and Card

We’re making it all too easy for Dads out there to help their kids gift Mom something sweet! Thanks to Juliann of PBJ&J for designing yet another fabulous printable just for us. All Dad has to do is print out… Continue Reading →

Kiwi Crate Crafts and the Kiwi Bird

Do you know much about the Kiwi bird? I didn’t either. But, my son could tell you almost everything since it was his 3rd grade report! It’s a native of New Zealand, is as big as a chicken, has a… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Where to Craft + Giveaway

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share a new video series I’ve been planning for months! I’ve called it: Kids in the Craft Room… as it’s just that, getting kids in the craft room. I’m very passionate about kids… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Challenge Update + DecoArt Winners

I like to give a BIG thank you to all the people who participated in the DecoArt Earth Day Craft Challenge! It was so fun to see all the recycled crafts being created to celebrate Earth Day. If you want… Continue Reading →

Super-Simple Origami Picture Frames

We like to try making origami from time to time, but we’re definitely still beginners. With only a few simple folds to make, these origami picture frames are a perfect project for kids (and beginner grown-ups, too!). Plus, these little… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Recycled Crafts

We are celebrating Earth Day in just over a week, so I thought it would be fun to showcase 6 fun recycled craft ideas for this weeks M&T Spotlight. **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Spring Salads. I’m needing a… Continue Reading →

Blossoms, Banners, and Books, Oh My!

I’ve got a few fun posts to share that I’ve been writing around the blogosphere. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to for Spring! Tissue Paper Blossom Art: make some Spring art with tissue paper for blossoms over… Continue Reading →

Mini Tin Can Drums Earth Day Craft

I love a good challenge, especially a craft challenge! I love to see all the entries and what people are creating. So, happily I’ve joined forces with Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK) to bring you a craft challenge celebrating… Continue Reading →

Loving This Story About Caine’s Arcade

Have you see this video yet about Caine’s Arcade? If not, you are in for a treat. This 9 year old boy named Caine is amazing! He built his own arcade out of recycled boxes and tape. He even sells… Continue Reading →

Classic Kids Craft: Paper Weaving

Do you remember making woven paper when you were a kid? It’s a classic craft project – simple, inexpensive, and fun. Paper weaving is a low-mess activity I like to pull out on busy days or when friends are over…. Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Eggs

I’ve spotted a lot of crafty and delicious eggs over at the M&T Spotlight. I have to share them in case you’re looking for any last minute ideas for this weekend. **Next week: I’ll be sharing your Earth Day crafts… Continue Reading →

Hippity Hop, Here Comes a Little Q-tip Bunny

This little Q-tip bunny has hopped it’s way to our house for a fun little adventure. He’s watching over the kids to make sure he’ll be able to come again to our house for Easter and hide a few eggs… Continue Reading →

Neon Puffy Paint Easter Eggs

I’m always trying to come up with new ways to decorate Easter eggs. Recently while at the craft store, I happened upon puffy paint in the best neon colors. I haven’t used puffy paint in over 20 twenty years but… Continue Reading →

Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, so now is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, keeping the earth clean, and making responsible environmental decisions. To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to make this mosaic… Continue Reading →

Decorate and Celebrate With These Easter Posts from the Past

I’m rounding up a few fun Easter posts we done here at Make and Takes to help with decorating and celebrating. Have fun making and taking! Mix and Match Easter Egg Hunt – Create all new Easter eggs by mixing… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Flowers for Spring

We are ready for spring! We’re starting to see flowers coming out of the ground, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. So when I received a fun package of supplies from the Scribble Shop, I chose to create fun popsicle stick flowers…. Continue Reading →

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