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Kids Crafts

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make… Continue Reading →

Recycling Grocery Ads for Playtime Menus

I was a guest over at Money Saving Mom last week, posting a fun craft for recycling your grocery ads into Playtime Menus. My kids love picking out which food to use for the menus and how much to price… Continue Reading →

What Can We Do Today, Mom? Let’s Craft!

Here’s some fun and fresh crafty ideas I’ve come across for those, “What can we do today?” questions. (Click on the image for directions.)

How-To Video: Water Sponge Toys

I’ve posted the how-to for these fun Water Sponge Toys before, but I thought I’d make a video to show just how easy they are to make. They’re the perfect summertime toy, helping the kids make a splash this summer!… Continue Reading →

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had… Continue Reading →

Summertime Links O’ Fun

Since I’ve posted about Keeping the Kids Busy this Summer with the Summer Tub ‘o Fun, I’ve come across some great projects to use our supplies on. Check out some of these fun ideas that are perfect for the kiddies…. Continue Reading →

Homemade Memory Game

What’s more fun than playing a game? Making your own game! One of our favorite preschool games is Memory, the matching card game. My son usually plays the official version at Grandma’s house, but we don’t have that game at… Continue Reading →

Tie Dye for the 4th of July

How fun is tie-dye for summer?! It’s the perfect way to show your fun patriotic spirit for the 4th of July. We’re making white shirts sparkle with tie-dye fireworks! I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday… Continue Reading →

Americana Crafty Round Up

There’s been lots of red, white, and blue floating around the web. I’ve collected a few fun links to some super star-bangled crafts for the 4th of July. Below is one of my hand-stitched cards, The American Flag. Cupcake Liner… Continue Reading →

Crafty 4th of July Firework Pom Poms

Get ready to cheer on the fabulous floats at this weekend’s parade with these fun Firework Pom Poms. They’re the perfect sparkle for your child to hold as the clowns and marching bands go by. Supplies for Firework Pom Poms:… Continue Reading →

Kid Art: Textured Paintings

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into… Continue Reading →

When Art Collides With Toast

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art… Continue Reading →

Creating Relationships With Kids Crafts

Even though we’re busy with our kids all day, sometimes we miss the opportunities to just ‘be’ with them, developing the relationship. With work, school, play dates, meals, and bed times, we can sometimes over look the need to strengthen… Continue Reading →

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 →

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