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Kids Crafts

Easter Egg Flower Bouquet

-+*Easter is just around the corner, so we’re getting our house ready with a few fun spring flower decorations. But not just any ol’ flowers… plastic egg flowers! These Easter egg flowers are simple to craft and make a bright and… Continue Reading →

Happy Handmade – Kids Craft eBook

-+*I’m a HUGE fan of a good kids craft book, so I’m thrilled to share a new and fabulous one that just popped up on the scene… Happy Handmade. It’s a collaboration of 17 craft bloggers from around the world,… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Gift Bags

-+*Open-ended art projects like this are my favorite. I love setting up a creative invitation and watching what my kids create. I almost always join in, too! My daughters and I had a fun afternoon painting a big stack of… Continue Reading →

See-Through Bookmarks with Transparencies

-+*We just can’t have enough bookmarks in this house! Everyone is reading multiple books at one time, plus there are encyclopedia pages to mark and recipes to tag. On a whim, I picked up a pack of transparency film for… Continue Reading →

Coffee Filter Flower Bouquet

-+*We had a blast with our rainbow marker & coffee filter science experiment. But now that we have all these beautifully colored filters, we needed to make them into something fun. We crafted them into a colorful bouquet for spring!… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Loom Band Pencil Toppers

-+*These cute little pom poms made from Rainbow Loom bands are the perfect little toppers for your pencils! The rainbow colored pom pom is my favorite, but it’s fun to mix and match the colors too! Stack on the toppers… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Marker Coffee Filter Experiment

-+*We’re using coffee filters and markers to make amazing tie-dye rainbow colors! Markers, coffee filters, and water – that simple! It’s such a fun color experiment with kids, my girls were going gaga for it! Now we have all sorts of beautiful colored coffee filters… Continue Reading →

35+ Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

-+*Raise your hand if your kids are pretty much obsessed with the movie Frozen! It has take the world by storm hasn’t it? What sounds more fun than a Frozen themed birthday party for your kids? I’ve gathered up 35+… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces

-+*We’re making sweet Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces for our class Valentines. My girls are enjoying making each one unique for their friends! With only a few supplies, you can easily make these last minute for a non-candy Valentine gift! They are too… Continue Reading →

Thumbprint LOVE Bug Cards

-+*My kids love to get their fingers stamped with ink! We’ve made other fun holiday thumbprint cards before, Halloween and Christmas, and now we’re having a blast making cute little LOVE bug cards for Valentine’s day! These are perfect for a last minute… Continue Reading →

Symmetry Art with Coffee Filters

-+*We were in need of a simple rainy day art project, and these symmetrical designs on coffee filters were fun for both kids and grown-ups. A wet coffee filter is the canvas for this project, and it’s a really interesting… Continue Reading →

Painting with Cotton Balls

-+*We’re painting with cotton balls for a chilly wintry scene! Make snowflakes, clouds, even a sweet little snowman with the texture of a cotton ball. Kids will love to create with this new painting tool! Add some puffy paint to your… Continue Reading →

Pink Peppermint Play Dough

-+*I love to make homemade play dough. I’ve been doing it with my kids for years. It’s easy, fun, and inexpensive. Plus, I know what ingredients are going into it, all the better for my kids to be playing with…. Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Tree With Clay Hearts

-+*After Christmas, I promised my son that we would make some clay hearts, similar to the stars and bells that we have made in the past for the Christmas Tree. And then I thought, why not go all the way… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

-+*Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

6 Airplane Busy Bag Ideas

-+*Traveling with kids this year? Flying to some fabulous family-friendly destination? Then you’re going to want to fill a busy bag full of crafts and activities to entertain your little ones! These ideas are simple enough to prep ahead of time and… Continue Reading →

Q-Tip Snow Painting Kids Craft

-+*We love painting with Q-tips! It’s such a fun and unique tool to use, making painting a little more interesting. And with the winter weather upon us, we’re decorating a painting with white paint and dark paper to create a… Continue Reading →

KidKnits – Kits Helping Change the World

-+*I’m thrilled to showcase a new yarn arts website I stumbled upon called KidKnits. I recently saw KidKnits linked from Classic Play and fell in love! The founder Ellie, and 8th grade girl, is so inspiring. It’s amazing to see that you… Continue Reading →

10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities for Winter Fun

-+*The winter season is here! Temps are colder and the snow is falling. Time to venture out into the cold wintry weather. Maybe you live near the snow or you’re headed to a snowy location for a family vacation. I’ve… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2014

-+*How is it already 2015?! Time flies when you’re craftin’ fun! A big THANK YOU to all our readers here at Make and Takes. You help keep us crafting up a storm all year long!! Here’s a round up of all the… Continue Reading →

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