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Kids Crafts

Organize the Holiday Chaos with Easter Crafts

This weekend, you’ll want to load up on a few activities for the kids. Between the Easter Bunny and decorating eggs, you might have a few kids bouncing off the walls. Give a few of these Easter crafts and activities… Continue Reading →

Spring Card Craft Using Melted Beads

Perler beads can be used for lots of fun activities with the kids. Try melting them into fun shapes using pipe cleaners as molds like this tutorial from Club Chica I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. You… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Yarn Art

As you may already know, we’re big fans of yarn! Today we’re sharing something fun for Easter and making some art to display. We’ve done this style of art before for a Christmas yarn art piece, now we’re crafting with… Continue Reading →

Teeny Tiny Pipe Cleaner Bunnies

My girls love both crafts and teeny tiny things, so these sweet little pipe cleaner bunnies are the perfect spring project for our house. I think they are taking over the dollhouse as we speak, turning it into an Easter… Continue Reading →

Crafting a Family Album, “The Croods” Style

I am happy to be partnering up with The Croods, the upcoming family movie from DreamWorks Animation, an M&T sponsor, for today’s post. I’m sharing how to put together a fun and crafty family photo album. We take so many family… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Threaded Embroidery Hoop

We’re having fun with rainbow crafts this month to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. My kids go gaga for all things rainbow, anything that will lead them to a leprechaun. So here’s a fun rainbow wheel of awesome as we threaded… Continue Reading →

Colorful Stained Glass Kites

How’s the weather in your part of the world right now? We are definitely seeing some signs of spring here in California (including sniffly noses and itchy eyes). My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for kite-flying…. Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Paper Tube Stamping

I bet you can guess what we’re stamping for St. Patrick’s Day! Yep, rainbows and shamrocks. We’ve got our paper tube stamp supplies out once again and we’re ready to go. Let’s get stamping! Supplies for Rainbow and Shamrock Paper… Continue Reading →

Lego Friendship Bracelets Have All The Fun

Are your kids going super for bonkers for friendship bracelets, because mine are! Mix it up a little by making these cool DIY lego ones! I spotted this tutorial from The Centsible Life at the Make and Takes Spotlight, give… Continue Reading →

Shamrock Rice Krispie Pops

These shamrock rice krispie pops from Hungry Happenings are hilariously adorable (and probably pretty tasty too). I found them over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat! More St. Patty’s Day… Continue Reading →

Paint Chip and Pom-Pom Bookmarks

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my children enjoying a good book! Well, almost nothing. A simple craft project that has a great purpose is also one of my favorite things! Today’s craft project (which can be for your kids and you) is… Continue Reading →

Who Needs a Rainbow in a Can?

What is more cheery than a rainbow? I don’t think much. So how about making someone’s day by giving them a rainbow in a can! It’s sure to be a smile on a cloudy day. Supplies for Rainbow in a… Continue Reading →

Delicate Ballerina Cutouts are Surprisingly Simple and Fun

Looking for a new spin on paper snowflakes? I found these pretty paper ballerinas from Krokotak at the Make and Take Spotlight and am thinking my girls would love to give these a try, a free template makes this little project… Continue Reading →

Personalize Your Mail Post With These DIY Envelope Liners

I’m all about the little details which is why I am kind of going bonkers over this idea for DIY envelope liners from MJB I found at the M&T Spotlight. Snail mail holds a special place in my heart and… Continue Reading →

Felt Monsters Are “Sew” Much Fun!

I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football… Continue Reading →

Instagram Giveaway for One of 3 M&T Books!

Yes, you wanna win one of these!! I’ve got 3 Make and Takes for Kids books up for grabs over on Instagram! To Enter to WIN one of 3 MT books: follow @makeandtakes on Instagram upload any fun crafty photo of… Continue Reading →

Repurposed Sweater Makes A Great Crayon Cozy

Don’t throw away those old sweaters just yet! Why not turn them into something cool like this crayon can cozy from Homework that I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight? All of our crayons are currently hanging out in a… Continue Reading →

Colored Sand and Glue Drawings

Here is a fun and tactile project for your little artists – colorful drawings made with glue and sand. Drawing with a glue bottle takes patience and control, then you get to go a little crazy and cover your design… Continue Reading →

Learning to Finger Crochet with Kids + Video

My daughter has been just as interested in yarn arts as I have. It’s been so fun to have her sitting by my side watching what I do, keeping a close eye on my crochet projects. She’s so eager to… Continue Reading →

Chalk Pastel Hearts

I recently picked up a box of chalk pastels at the craft store, and we finally decided it was time to break them in with some Valentine-inspired art. Using a simple stencil and chalk pastels, we created these fun pictures… Continue Reading →

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