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Kids Crafts

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 →

Quick Valentine Craft Ideas

Whether you’re planning a Valentine classroom party or if you’re looking for some quick Valentine crafts, I’ve gathered all our ideas in one handy spot. Check them out here! What fun crafts are you planning for your Valentine’s parties? Share… Continue Reading →

Despicable Me 2 Valentine Printable

I’m so happy to be back crafting with the cute and lovable minions from Despicable Me, an M&T sponsor. These minions are all about LOVE for Valentine’s Day. We’ve got an exclusive free Despicable Me 2 Valentine’s printable, just for you!!… Continue Reading →

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 →

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