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Kids Crafts

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 →

Paint a Watermelon Fan for Summer

Ahh watermelons! They just speak summer don’t they? Summer days are hot and muggy and sometimes you need a little help cooling off. Make this fun fan from a paper plate and a jumbo craft stick to keep yourself cool… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Recycled Materials + Giveaway

We love to craft with recycled materials. They are some of our favorite supplies. And they are cheap, pretty much anything we are done with using from a box, can, or paper tube! That’s what we are talking about in… Continue Reading →

Simple Sewing for Kids: Drawstring Bag

We are getting better at sewing and it’s time for a little more difficult project, although it is still easy enough for a beginner. We’ve sewn a fabric bookmark, a t-shirt bag, and now we’re sewing up a cute little… Continue Reading →

Simple Sewing for Kids: T-shirt Bag

Now that we’ve done a little practicing by making a fabric bookmark, my son is ready for our next project: Sewing a T-shirt Bag. This is probably the easiest project out there. All you do is sew one long line. That’s it!… Continue Reading →

Simple Sewing for Kids: Fabric Bookmark

My son has been begging me to let him sew on my sewing machine ever since he was little. There’s something about that needle and thread and the fast whizzing sound of the machine. But I’ve been hesitant to do it,… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Mess Free Ideas

Our video series Kids in the Craft Room is back today talking about our favorite mess free crafting ideas. If you’re hesitant to craft with your kids because of the messes that could be made, watch today’s video for a… Continue Reading →

Get Colorful with Doodle Names

How often do you join in when your kids are creating? Doodle Names is a drawing project that parents and kids can enjoy working on side-by-side. I find that my girls and I always have interesting conversations while we sit… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Craft Supply Storage

We’re here again with another episode of Kids in the Craft Room. Today it’s all about STORAGE. What to do with your craft supplies once you get them. We talked about our favorite kid craft supplies and our favorite kid… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Beaded Caterpillar Card

This cute little caterpillar was just begging to be stitched onto a card! I love to stitch greeting cards, so I thought I’d try my hand at adding a few beads to the mix. I think this little guy turned… Continue Reading →

Creating Torn Paper Landscapes

Usually paper and scissors go hand-in-hand, but not for this project. We’re tearing paper and layering the pieces to make colorful landscapes. Each one turns out completely unique and beautiful, and all you need is paper and a glue stick…. Continue Reading →

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