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Kids Crafts

Marcel the Shell Craft

Ever since my brother-in-law introduced us to this adorable video of Marcel The Shell with Shoes On, my kids want to watch it everyday. We decided we had to make a Marcel of our own, complete with pink shoes. Supplies… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Birds

Our feathered friends, the birds, seem to inspire so many fun projects. I’ve gathered 6 ideas from the M&T Spotlight that I think are the cat’s meow. A few fun kids crafts, as well as some home decor projects perfect… Continue Reading →

Learning Letters with Pipe Cleaners

Were using pipe cleaners to form letters today. This is helping my Kindergartner make letter shapes, talk about the sound of letters, and putting letters together to form words. Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Letters: pipe cleaners, aka chenille stems or… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Green

The color green is alive and well on the M&T Spotlight. These crafts and recipes are the perfect shade of green and I’m happy to feature them. There are also some really fabulous rainbow crafts and recipes over there, so… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Window Clings

I’m happy to introduce a new regular contributor to the M&T family, Amanda. She’s the fabulous kid crafter at Crafts by Amanda and will be here once a month on Mondays. I can’t wait to see all the fun she’ll… Continue Reading →

Mini Pot of Gold Party Favors

These mini pots of gold are the perfect little place setting for a St. Patrick’s Day party. You can make these with large pots for a centerpiece or craft them into this miniature version. Supplies for Mini Pot of Gold:… Continue Reading →

Mixing and Layering Rainbow Pudding

We’re getting really close to St. Patrick’s Day as March begins tomorrow and rainbows are forming everywhere to get ready for the gold! Last year we mixed up a Milk Rainbow Connection, so this year we’re trying it out with… Continue Reading →

Crafting with Angry Birds

We’ve joined the Angry Birds craze. These little birds are everywhere, but we can’t seem to get enough. Today we’re crafting little angry bird yarn poms, crashing down our tower of greedy little pigs. Supplies for Angry Bird Poms: yarn… Continue Reading →

Making Memories, Baby Showers, and Smashing Art

Here’s a few places I’ve been posting this week. Memory making, cute cookies for a baby shower, and smashing up our arts and crafts. I’m happy to share that I’m a leader of the new Blog Frog community, Memories in… Continue Reading →

Love is in the Air with Paper Tube Heart Stamps

With love in the air, here’s a quick last minute Valentine’s Day craft I created over at Daily Candy. It uses a recycled paper towel tube, paint and paper! So easy. But before you stamp your tube with paint, use… Continue Reading →

Cupid’s Crafty Bow and Arrows

Does Cupid have your heart this Valentines? Well, he will with these crafty pipe cleaner arrows, complete with a glitter painted bow. Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Valentine Arrows: pipe cleaners (aka chenille stems) wooden dowel or popsicle stick red sparkle… Continue Reading →

Video: Tips for Cutting Paper Hearts

I’ve shared a post on how to cut symmetrical paper hearts before and now I’m sharing the quick video to go with it, showing how easy these are to create with kids. There’s two quick tips for cutting paper hearts,… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Hearts

Hearts are all-a-flutter over at the M&T Spotlight. With Valentines a week away, here are a few fun and fancy heart projects found over on the Spotlight, perfect for this time of year. Next week I’ll be featuring Kid’s Valentine… Continue Reading →

Hide and Seek with Heart-Shaped Bean Bags

Play a game of hide and seek with these easy to craft heart-shaped bean bags. These would be perfect for a classroom party: Hide and Seek, Hot Potato, or the classic game of Hot n’ Cold. Supplies for Felt Heart-Shaped… Continue Reading →

Love-ly Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

Download and print these LOVE-ly Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages for your little ones to color! These would make a great classroom party activity or even for your child to color and pass out to friends with a little treat.

Monster Valentine’s Cards for the Classroom

We’re making these fun monster cards for Valentine’s Day. They are sure to be eye-popping fun for any boy or girl to receive! Supplies for Monster Valentine Cards: paper – all different colors cardstock paper – folded in half for… Continue Reading →

Knock Knock Jokes for Your Valentine

Knock, Knock Who’s There? Pamela Pamela, Who? Pamela from Frenchknots Guest Posting today on Make and Takes My boys are soooo into Knock, Knock Jokes lately. In the car, at the dinner table, in the bath, they can’t seem to… Continue Reading →

Tis the Season for Edible Snowmen and Valentine Projects

Here’s a few places I’ve been posting this week. A little Frosty snack, as well as getting the house ready with a few Valentine projects. This Rice Krispie snowman from Snackpicks is dipped in powdered sugar snow to keep him… Continue Reading →

My Son’s MEGAMIND Birthday Party

We just celebrated my son’s 8th birthday. I can’t believe I have an 8 year old!! He wanted to go see the movie MegaMind, so we thought we’d make a fun theme out of it for his birthday party. For… Continue Reading →

Mini Cookie Dipped Snowmen

We’re dipping mini cookies into white chocolate to create cute little snowmen! They’re almost to “cool” to eat! Supplies for Mini Cookie Dipped Snowman: mini sandwich cookies – any kind white chocolate – melted lollipop sticks or flat craft sticks… Continue Reading →

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