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Kids Crafts

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 →

Paper Tube Stamped Fireworks for New Year’s Eve

-+*Stamp a few of these festive firework shapes for a fun New Year’s Eve decoration! While you’re waiting for the clock to tick down to midnight, have the kids craft these sparkly painted fireworks to display! I love how the… Continue Reading →

Holiday Paper Tube Napkin Holders

-+*Give your holiday table a little handmade love with these paper tube napkin holders! Kids can have fun decorating these before dinner and adding them to the table napkins before the party. These cute paper tube holders will work well… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Gift Your Neighbors for the Holidays

-+*Tis’ the season for holiday gift giving! We love to make yummy treats and share them with our family and friends. I’ve got some peppermint bark going into containers to gift to my neighbors. But to help jazz them up… Continue Reading →

Wishes for the New Year Accordion Books

-+*It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost here! After the Christmas festivities are over, we have a family tradition of writing our wishes for the new year. Sometimes we make one big family list, and other times we each make… Continue Reading →

Q-Tip Painted Holiday Trees

-+*We love to craft for the holidays, making festive cards for family and friends. We’re using Q-tips to paint our holiday trees. The kids loved creating these dotted shapes! You can make these Q-tip trees in so many different ways. We made one as… Continue Reading →

Colorful Stained Glass Candle Drawings

-+*When I was teaching elementary school, these stained glass candle drawings were a project I used to do with my class every winter. Nothing calms a room like some zen coloring time! If your kiddo hasn’t made something like this… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Place Cards for Thanksgiving

-+*To help prep for our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re making a few festive place cards for the holiday table. These were fun to make, with a few different items to watercolor, representing Thanksgiving. We all took turns choosing either pie, turkey… Continue Reading →

Stained Glass Turkey Craft

-+*Turkey day is on it’s way! Time to decorate your house with fun Thanksgiving decorations. We’re crafting these festive window decorations – Stained Glass Turkeys! Your kids can make the turkey’s feathers with any color of tissue paper to shine… Continue Reading →

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