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Kids Crafts

Salt Dough Creations with Flotsam and Red Ted Art

Storybook Summer post by Maggie of Red Ted Art Today we would love to share with you a book by one of my favourite authors and a little cute fridge magnet craft! We do love a good read. And what… Continue Reading →

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft with No Twiddle Twaddle

Storybook Summer post by Bethany of No Twiddle Twaddle Hi! I’m Bethany, author of No Twiddle Twaddle, and I’m excited to post today on Make and Takes about one of my favorite subjects, children’s books. I admit, I had trouble picking… Continue Reading →

How to Video: Water Pom Pom Target Toss

We recently made a few fun washcloth pom poms for a backyard water day! We had so much fun with our target toss game, I made a little how-to video with my kids. Here’s the video of the kids in… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own I Spy with Famiglia & Seoul

Storybook Summer post by Gina of Famiglia & Seoul My toddler and I just love heading to the library to see what new books we can discover. I spotted a basic “I Spy” book on the shelf and thought this… Continue Reading →

3 Secret Codes to Try With Your Kids

I live with two aspiring secret agents, who sometimes need to send important cryptic messages to each other. In addition to experimenting with lemon juice as invisible ink, we’ve been having loads of fun trying out various secret codes and… Continue Reading →

Mixing Up a Little Yummy Dough

Now with a title to the post like this one, you might think I’m making donuts or bread. But alas, today it’s actually a children’s craft dough. Yummy Dough is a huge hit over in Europe, created by 2 parents… Continue Reading →

A Bad Case of the Stripes with Pink and Green Mama

Storybook Summer post by MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama Hi, I’m MaryLea from pinkandgreenmama.com, and my daughters and I are so excited to share one of our latest crafty projects from our art studio. A special thank you to… Continue Reading →

The Quilt Story with Terri of Creative Family Fun

Storybook Summer post by Terri of Creative Family Fun Do you have a favorite quilt or blanket that brings you comfort every time you wrap up in it? We do and that’s why we chose to read The Quilt Story by Tony… Continue Reading →

Teddy Bear Picnic Baskets

Tomorrow, July 10, is Teddy Bear Picnic Day – what a fun holiday to celebrate! Pack a picnic lunch, a blanket and your favorite teddy for an outdoor meal. Or, if your weather is too hot or rainy, an indoor… Continue Reading →

Dinosaurs Love Underpants with Rainy Day Mum

Storybook Summer post by Cerys of Rainy Day Mum We’ve recently potty trained and underpants and books featuring them have become a big favourite in our house with one of them being Dinosaurs love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben… Continue Reading →

Make a Parade Stick from Duct Tape

Colorful duct tape has become quite the popular craft medium in the last several years, and for good reason! it’s easy to work with and the finished product is usually pretty durable. This parade stick can be made now, used… Continue Reading →

How To: Washcloth Pom Pom Sponges

We’re big fans of water! Even in the cold, sometimes breezy winds of Seattle, we’re getting out the mini pool to play outdoors. So we’re making a few fun washcloth pom pom water toys to splash around with in the… Continue Reading →

Scrambled States of America with Paging Supermom

Storybook Summer post by Aimée and Bettijo of Paging Supermom It’s Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com to share one of our favorite books. If you’ve never read the Scrambled States of America book then you’re in for a real… Continue Reading →

Stuck the Story with Creative Playhouse

Storybook Summer post by Katherine of Creative Playhouse I just want to say I’m thrilled to be guest posting here at Make and Takes! Its such a fantastic website. Although I rarely blog about them on my own blog, we love… Continue Reading →

Welcome Summer with Sunny Monoprints

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer officially begins this Wednesday. We love to plan a special craft and snack to celebrate the summer solstice. This year we made some cheery sunshine monoprints to help us welcome summer…. Continue Reading →

Answer All Those Questions, Questions with B-Inspired Mama

Storybook Summer post by Krissy from B-Inspired Mama Hi, I’m Krissy and so excited to be invited to share come creative fun with you today. And especially about one of my favorite things in the world: children’s books! We go… Continue Reading →

My Guest Craft for Kiwi Crate is Here

Something has come in the mail… Yippee! I’ve shared with you a while back that I was going to be working with the fabulous kids craft company, Kiwi Crate. Well, I finally get to tell you all about it. I’m… Continue Reading →

Create a Few Fun Climbing Critters

Here’s a fun “craftivity” to try with your kids – paper animals that climb. These climbing critters are a craft your kids can play with, and you can even include some science talk too! Supplies for Climbing Critters: yarn or… Continue Reading →

Kites and Curious George with Creative Jewish Mom

Storybook Summer post by Sara of Creative Jewish Mom Hi, I’m Sara from creativejewishmom.com, and we are so excited to share with you one of our cutest ever craft projects! Thanks so much to Marie for inviting us to participate… Continue Reading →

Introducing Storybook Summer, New Reading Series for Kids

Ooooo, I can’t wait for this new summer series to start. I’ve been planning it for months, getting a few fabulous kid-crafty friends to help. It’s all about books and celebrating stories! All summer long we’ll be sharing our favorite… Continue Reading →

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