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Kids Crafts

Super-Simple Origami Picture Frames

We like to try making origami from time to time, but we’re definitely still beginners. With only a few simple folds to make, these origami picture frames are a perfect project for kids (and beginner grown-ups, too!). Plus, these little… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Recycled Crafts

We are celebrating Earth Day in just over a week, so I thought it would be fun to showcase 6 fun recycled craft ideas for this weeks M&T Spotlight. **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Spring Salads. I’m needing a… Continue Reading →

Blossoms, Banners, and Books, Oh My!

I’ve got a few fun posts to share that I’ve been writing around the blogosphere. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to for Spring! Tissue Paper Blossom Art: make some Spring art with tissue paper for blossoms over… Continue Reading →

Mini Tin Can Drums Earth Day Craft

I love a good challenge, especially a craft challenge! I love to see all the entries and what people are creating. So, happily I’ve joined forces with Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK) to bring you a craft challenge celebrating… Continue Reading →

Loving This Story About Caine’s Arcade

Have you see this video yet about Caine’s Arcade? If not, you are in for a treat. This 9 year old boy named Caine is amazing! He built his own arcade out of recycled boxes and tape. He even sells… Continue Reading →

Classic Kids Craft: Paper Weaving

Do you remember making woven paper when you were a kid? It’s a classic craft project – simple, inexpensive, and fun. Paper weaving is a low-mess activity I like to pull out on busy days or when friends are over…. Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Eggs

I’ve spotted a lot of crafty and delicious eggs over at the M&T Spotlight. I have to share them in case you’re looking for any last minute ideas for this weekend. **Next week: I’ll be sharing your Earth Day crafts… Continue Reading →

Hippity Hop, Here Comes a Little Q-tip Bunny

This little Q-tip bunny has hopped it’s way to our house for a fun little adventure. He’s watching over the kids to make sure he’ll be able to come again to our house for Easter and hide a few eggs… Continue Reading →

Neon Puffy Paint Easter Eggs

I’m always trying to come up with new ways to decorate Easter eggs. Recently while at the craft store, I happened upon puffy paint in the best neon colors. I haven’t used puffy paint in over 20 twenty years but… Continue Reading →

Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, so now is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, keeping the earth clean, and making responsible environmental decisions. To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to make this mosaic… Continue Reading →

Decorate and Celebrate With These Easter Posts from the Past

I’m rounding up a few fun Easter posts we done here at Make and Takes to help with decorating and celebrating. Have fun making and taking! Mix and Match Easter Egg Hunt – Create all new Easter eggs by mixing… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Flowers for Spring

We are ready for spring! We’re starting to see flowers coming out of the ground, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. So when I received a fun package of supplies from the Scribble Shop, I chose to create fun popsicle stick flowers…. Continue Reading →

Mirror Mirror Snow White Crown

I’m here again with another fun and fancy princess craft sponsored by the creators of the movie Mirror Mirror. Last time we made a hand held mirror. Today we’re recreating Snow White’s crown from the movie. I couldn’t get over… Continue Reading →

Accordion Folded Spring Flower Collage

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! We’re off to a very rainy start around here – our house could definitely use some spring color to brighten things up. To welcome spring, we made cheery flower collages on accordian-folded strips… Continue Reading →

Foil Pendant Craft for Kids

Here’s a craft project for the big kids – creating shiny, embossed foil pendants with a few simple materials. Making these requires a gentle touch, but they are simple and addicting to make. My girls and I made piles of… Continue Reading →

More Rainbow Love with Q-tips

I’ve joined up with Q-tips again, as a Tipster ambassador, to share a fun painting craft for kids. Q-tips are the perfect paint brush for little ones. They fit well in their hands and are smooth to paint with. We created these rainbow… Continue Reading →

Have a Little Fun with EyeBombing

You’ve heard of yarn bombing, right? Well, now there is Eyebombing and I love it! As googly eyes are one of my absolute favorite kid craft supplies, I couldn’t be more excited to have learned about this fun site and happy past time!… Continue Reading →

Spring and St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages

We’ve got some fun free coloring pages for you to download and print out today, just in time to find the leprechaun’s gold. The kids will love to find all the 4-leaf clovers in this sneaky coloring page. Thanks to… Continue Reading →

“Mirror Mirror” Snow White Craft

As a child, the story of Snow White was always magical for me. The mirror, the dwarfs, the apple, and sweet Snow White. So I was thrilled when the creators of the new upcoming movie Mirror Mirror asked to sponsor… Continue Reading →

It’s Raining Rainbows

Everyone knows that March is the month that we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For kids that means leprechaun traps, pots of gold and plenty of rainbows! To celebrate not only that green tinted holiday but also the coming of spring,… Continue Reading →

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