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Kids Crafts

Father’s Day Craft Round Up

One more week to get that perfect present for dear ol’ Dad! Here’s a few fun crafty ideas that he’ll be sure to love. (Click on each photo for details.)

Outdoor Art Fun: Painting Rocks

Mix up art and outdoor play time by bringing the art outside with you (and leaving it there when you’re done!). Kids will get a kick out of applying paint to surfaces they don’t normally see as canvases. Painting out… Continue Reading →

Craft a Snake Tie for Dad

Is the Dad in your life tired of getting a boring old tie every year for Father’s Day? Well, I snazzed up this Father’s Day tie, crafting it into something new, a snake. He may not be able to wear… Continue Reading →

Kid-Safe Stamp Carving

Looking for a great inside summer activity to do with your grade-schoolers, tweens and teens? Stamp-carving is a great activity for kids of all ages and stages, and a good one to have in mind in case of a rainy… Continue Reading →

Sock Puppet Golf Covers for Dad

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how to make these fun sock puppet golf covers that Dad is going to love getting on Father’s day!

Keeping the Kids Busy this Summer

Summer is already here for my kids as they’re out of school for 3 months… yes people, 3 months! What are we going to do? Well, I’ve come up with a solution for some summertime fun! We’re calling this our… Continue Reading →

Dress Up Time with an Animal Play Cape

I’m excited to announce a new regular contributor here at Make and Takes. Heather is a genius kid crafter and will be sharing her creations with us every Monday! Yay! I’m happy to have her as part of the team…. Continue Reading →

Make & Takes Flickr Pool Round Up

Check out these great projects that have been submitted to the Make and Takes Flickr Pool. Come join the group today and share what you’ve been “Making and Taking”! 1. Camera Strap Cover, 2. Baby Saddle Shoes, 3. Full Bloom… Continue Reading →

Book Time Fun for the Whole Family

Angee from Stories for Snuggling and Dresses and Messes is here as my guest today, sharing a fun reading activity for the whole family. Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert is one of the most unique books I have ever seen!! … Continue Reading →

A Classic Crafty Bird Feeder

We made a pine cone bird feeder today, giving our friends in the sky something to snack on. There’s a few different ways to craft a bird feeder, but we chose the classic kind using peanut butter and bird seed…. Continue Reading →

Crafty Garden Markers

We’ve just planted our summer garden and needed a few markers to label our vegetables. So we made these fun and easy foam garden markers that will make it through any rainy days and help us remember what we planted…. Continue Reading →

Create a Fancy Flower Card

I love the beautiful ‘flower girls’ from Elsa Mora, first seen at The Crafty Crow. Ever since I saw them, I couldn’t wait to make one of my own. So we’ve crafted a few of these fancy flower girls onto… Continue Reading →

Circus Inspired Puppet Theater

Jennifer, founder of Ellie Bellie Kids, is here as my guest today sharing a fabulous how-to for play time. This puppet theater will be the envy of the neighborhood. Bold primary colored fabric + tension curtain rods = transformation of… Continue Reading →

Recycled Crafts for Earth Day

We’re gearing up for Earth Day coming up on April 22nd! Here’s some great crafts that use all kinds of recycled materials, helping out the environment and getting kids crafting. Egg Carton Flowers and Bugs (pictured above) by Make and… Continue Reading →

Fun with Homemade Bubbles

It’s bubble season at our house. The snow clothes are put away, yet it’s not quite warm enough for the pool, so out comes the bubbles. We recently made homemade bubbles, then found household items to blow the bubbles through…. Continue Reading →

Easter Crafts from the Past

Here’s a few Easter Crafts we’ve made in the past. Crushed Egg Shell Pictures Growing Easter Grass Fabric Easter Eggs Plastic Bag Easter Bunnies What fun Easter Projects do you have going on at your house?

Craft Service Project With the Kids

I was so happy to be a part of the Mom It Forward with Make and Takes service project held in Utah last week. Families came to craft with their kids, all to help out kids in need! We decorated… Continue Reading →

Fuzzy Little Easter Chick

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how this cute little fuzzy creature is making our house a little Hoppier!

Marshmallow Bunny Treats

Isn’t he cute? We made him out of pink strawberry marshmallows. He’s almost too cute to eat, but my kids loved picking him apart for a snack. Supplies for Marshmallow Easter Bunny: large and small marshmallows toothpick – broken in… Continue Reading →

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo Pal Masks

My kids love these fun zoo themed paper plates from Zoo Pals. The kids go crazy for lunch when I buy these, which isn’t very often. So to help these plates not go to waste after eating, we’ve reused them… Continue Reading →

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