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Summer Camp for Kids: Salt Dough Beads

Summer Camp guest post by Cathy of Nurture Store. My daughter loves accessorising as much as she loves crafting and this project to make salt dough beads is the perfect combination of the two. The dough is super easy to… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Squiggle Drawings

On a recent afternoon where there was more squabbling than playing, I knew we needed a quick and simple boredom buster. I grabbed a stack of large index cards and a black Sharpie, and drew a quick squiggle on each… Continue Reading →

Back to School: Locker Pencil Holder

This project takes almost no time to put together and is the perfect little organizing tool for your school locker. A great back to school project, it keeps your pens and pencils in the same place for easy access. When… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Simple Games on the Go

We’ve made it to the end of July, just past the halfway point! But I’m still looking for ideas to keep the troops going strong, well to keep me going strong, as three little ones can wear a girl out…. Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: ABC Letter Splash

Summer Camp guest post by Amy of Teach Mama. It has been hot, hot, hot here in the Nation’s Capital, so aside from spending time in the comfort of our air conditioned home, we’ve been doing a lot with water… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Pirate Day, Arrrrr

Summer Camp guest post by Aimee and Bettijo of Paging Supermom.  Arrrrr Mateys! We’re Aimee and Bettijo, the Sometimes Supermoms from the blog Paging Supermom. With summer in full swing, we decided to step up our typical playdate with a… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Geocaching, we’re hooked!

We just discovered Geocaching! How have I missed the fun of this search and find sport? This week I decided to look it up and find out what it was all about as my kids are the perfect age for… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: God’s Eye

Summer Camp guest post by Steph of Modern Parent Messy Kids The God’s Eye is a quintessential summertime project.  Whenever I see one it sends me straight back to my childhood summers spent at Camp Roganunda crafting and exploring nature. … Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Summer Camp guest post by Marisa of MakeHappy My kids love scavenger hunts. I love scavenger hunts, too, because it can turn a mundane walk to the grocery store into a fun outing. (I live in a teeny tiny town,… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Toy Camp

Summer Camp guest post by Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids Welcome to Camp! Yeah, it’s Summer Camp here at Make and Takes. But at our house? We’ve been having Toy Camp! And just what is Toy Camp? And what do do… Continue Reading →

Eye-Popping Fun with a Googly Eye Finger Puppet

You probably already know by now that googly eyes and pipe cleaners are my 2 favorite kid craft supplies! Here they are together as a perfect pocket-sized puppet. All you need is a little glue and you’ve got a cute… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Tie-Dye Baby Wipes

Summer Camp guest post by Melissa of The Chocolate Muffin Tree We’ve been working with Kool Aid lately for many art projects! We’ve made Microwave Kool Aid Play Dough and we have made Kool Aid paintings! We are even planning to… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Fancy Fans

Summer Camp guest post by Vanessa of I Never Grew Up From the title of the post you can already tell I have a house full of girls.  There are plenty of tea parties, dressing up and making up dances… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Buzzing Bee Hand Puppet

Summer Camp guest post by Christie of Childhood 101 Puppets are a staple play item in our home. As a teacher and a mama, I love that puppets have the capacity for so much playful learning; promoting language skills, imagination,… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Paper Plate Frisbees

Summer means spending time outside enjoying the nice weather and hanging out with friends. Sit down and make these fun frisbees from paper plates, and even on days when it’s too hot, you can play a summertime game! Because these… Continue Reading →

Science Journal: Does it Sink or Float?

We’re getting out our rusty trusty science journal as we make another science observation with today’s activity. Previously, we’ve investigated a tree seed, Observed what happens to snow when we bring it inside, and explored edible science with making butter…. Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Sailing a Stick Raft

Summer Camp guest post by Tonya of Create-Celebrate-Explore With two little ones who absolutely love the water, finding a variety of water activities for them over the summer is high on our priorities. There are only so many times they… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Going Fishin’

Summer Camp guest post by Jenae of I Can Teach my Child. Nothing says “summer” like fishing.  And who says you can’t learn a little while going fishin’?  That’s why this activity is so fun much fun for kids of… Continue Reading →

7 Patriotic Crafts for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is approaching and our family is getting ready to decorate and celebrate. Here are a few of the fun holiday inspired projects we’ve created at Make and Takes in the past. **With each of these crafts,… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Recycled Beach Toys

We needed a few toys to take with us to the beach, so we looked to our recycle bin (a great place to look for crafts for the Summer Camp for Kids). So we brought along a couple of plastic… Continue Reading →

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