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Mix and Match Monster Flip Book

We keep our Halloween fun on the silly side around our house. My girls are not into scary! We had a great time drawing a stack of silly monsters together, then putting them together into a mix and match monster… Continue Reading →

31 Days of Spooktacular Halloween Crafts

Are you ready for some pumpkins, witches, and ghosts… oh my?! Halloween is my favorite. There are so many spooktacular things to make and do. It’s a DIYers dream to have 31 whole days to craft up something festive and… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Fall with Gumdrop Apples

The fall season is well on it’s way with chilly weather and turning leaves. Along with thoughts of fall, apples always come to mind. We love apple crafts, some of my favorite projects have something to do with apples. Today… Continue Reading →

Create Fun Backpack Name Tags + Video

Friends!! I’m so excited to share a fun new video series I’ve been creating with Ulive.com and my darling daughter, Lucy… Craftspiration! We’re so excited to share our first video with you, all about back to school and Backpack Name Tags. You’ll… Continue Reading →

Paper Scrap Fall Trees

We’re just starting to see some fall colors in our neighborhood, which makes me so happy. I love fall! Even though we’re still a few days away from the official first day of autumn, my girls and I were ready… Continue Reading →

Personalized Pencil Mugs for Teacher

It’s that time of year… back to school! With my kids settling in, it’s time to cheer on our teachers and let them know we’re excited for this new school year. To help celebrate these fabulous people, I’ve partnered up… Continue Reading →

Underwater Silhouette Paintings

Here’s a fun art project that has a little of everything – some painting, a little experimenting with a new technique, cutting, gluing, and drawing. These underwater silhouette paintings start with a watercolored background, plus a little rubbing alcohol to… Continue Reading →

10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so food science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. It’s amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and foods from the fridge…. Continue Reading →

DIY: Paper Roll Bracelets

Last month my kids and I had so much fun making paper roll cuff bracelets that we decided to make some more this weekend! We made all sorts of patterns in the cardboard with a very simple tool: a hole… Continue Reading →

After School Snack Place Cards

After school is over, my kids are cranky and tired. It’s the end of the day for me too which means I’m not always at my best either. I’ve found that at this point, nothing quite does the trick to… Continue Reading →

Make Cupcake Liner Hawaiian Leis

With our Hawaiian birthday party a big hit this last weekend, I’m sharing a few of the fun things we did to celebrate. Each of the guests got to make their own Hawaiian leis to wear during the party. Using… Continue Reading →

DIY: Hula Grass Skirts

We’re celebrating my daughter’s birthday this weekend and she chose a Hawaiian theme. Naturally we needed to have few hula grass skirts for the party guests. I’ve come up with a fun DIY option for grass skirts, repurposing plastic tablecloths…. Continue Reading →

Colorful Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again, back 2 school! Have your kids started school yet? It seems everyone has a different start date. I’m already seeing cute first day of school photos on facebook and instagram. We still have one more… Continue Reading →

Fun and Silly Magnets with Craft Supplies

We’ve been doing some organizing this summer, and my girls got new magnet boards to hang next to their desks. The magnet boards are the perfect place to display lists, photos, mementos, and other kid treasures. We wanted to jazz-up… Continue Reading →

Painted Paper Popsicles – Create Your Own Flavors!

Here is a fun watercolor painting invitation you can set-up for your kids – create your own painted paper popsicles! Sometimes, just a simple change of paper shape makes painting even more interesting. My girls loved experimenting with swirls, stripes,… Continue Reading →

Back to School DIY: Pipe Cleaner Pencil Toppers

Can you believe that school is almost back in session? I finally bought supplies this week and can I just tell you how hard it was to not spend money on all the adorable apple-shaped erasers and staplers and tape… Continue Reading →

Sticker Storybook Starters

We are big fans of stickers. But sometimes they are over and done with too quickly. So we’re making Sticker Storybook Starters to get creative and help them last a little longer. These little story book starters are a perfect… Continue Reading →

Eric Carle Caterpillar Clothespin Craft

You already know caterpillars are super cool creatures. Well, I spotted this over at the MT Spotlight by Evelyn of The Bottomsup Blog! She’s created this darling caterpillar clothespin to craft and celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids… Continue Reading →

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

PBS Crafts for Kids Video Series with Salsa Pie

We love our MT contributor Caroline of Salsa Pie, don’t we?! She’s always coming up with fabulously creative ideas for home and family here at Make and Takes. And over at her darling blog… check her out! Caroline has just… Continue Reading →

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