Kids Crafts

Halloween Pom Pom Creatures

For a fun Halloween craft, we’ve been making some Pom Poms with orange, black, and white yarn. Watch this great crafting video from My Lifetime Craft Channel. They show fun Halloween how-tos for a cute ghost and a friendly Jack-o-lantern… Continue Reading →

Makin’ a Splash with Bathtime Toys

My kids love this story, I Don’t Want to Have a Bath by Julie Sykes. We read it this week for storytime. Little tiger doesn’t want to take a bath. How can he be convinced he needs one? To help… Continue Reading →

Counting Down to Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Since it’s on the last day of October, we like to decorate and celebrate all month long. To help in this process, we’re counting down the days until Halloween. We made a classic… Continue Reading →

Silly Slithering Snakes

We’ve been making crafty snakes come alive. Check out these clever snake projects that will make you HISS. Foam Spiral Snake (pictured above) Rice Bag Snakes Paper Chain Snake Snake Mobile Tie Snake

Coloring Pasta & Making Necklaces

Coloring pasta is easy to do and gives kids something bright and beautiful to work with. Once the pasta is colored and dried, necklaces or charms can be made by stringing yarn. Supplies for Colored Pasta: Dried Pasta – any… Continue Reading →

Crafty Projects for Exploring Nature

In honor of this week’s I Love Dirt Interview and Giveaway, (don’t forget to enter) I’m sharing more fun ways to explore nature with kids. Utah Nature Day – if you live in Utah, come join in the fun. We’ll… Continue Reading →

Color Pictures in a Photo Album

We love looking at photo albums. My son loves to get out his baby book and see how cute he was. It’s fun to look at pictures of personal things. So I thought it would be fun to come up… Continue Reading →

Glitter Sand Pictures

We brought back some sand from our trip to the beach, crafting with it to help us remember our fun vacation. We used this sand like glitter to make sand pictures. They turned out so cute that I’ll be framing… Continue Reading →

Paper Cones Filled with Treats

Thanks to today’s Guest Make and Taker Amanda for filling in while I’m away. Her blog Kiddio is a delightfully crafty site with oodles of creative ideas to make life with kids fun. She’s sharing a family tradition with us… Continue Reading →

School Supply Collection

I’m guest posting over at a fun new blog today, called The Lil’ Peanut Patch. This site has lots of great tips, tricks, and ideas for your little peanuts. For back to school, I’ve posted about school supplies and what… Continue Reading →

Care Bear Birthday

For birthday’s, I love to pick party themes and play games and eat cake all centered around a theme. My little girl just turned 3 and for her birthday she chose to have a Care Bear Party. We celebrated with… Continue Reading →

Bath Sponge Creatures

I’ve always known there was some craft to be done with a bath sponge. Our Guest Make and Taker Sharla, from My Little Gems, is sharing how they used these sponges to make fun silly creatures. Thanks to Marie for… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Kissing Hand

Today’s storytime is the perfect book to read to a child who may be a little apprehensive about starting school. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is about a young raccoon who doesn’t want to leave home to go to… Continue Reading →

Little Girl Purse Rack

Charli, from Texas Mama is our guest make and taker today, sharing how she organizes her daughters accessories. Every girl knows you can’t have just one purse, am I right ladies? So Charli is showing us her way to keep… Continue Reading →

Color Theory for Toddlers

Today’s post is part of a Guest Post Swap. Jessica, from Zakka Life is guest posting here on Make and Takes and I’m lucky enough to be guest posting over at Zakka Life. Read here about introducing colors to children,… Continue Reading →

Feather Duster Puppets

Every few weeks or so, I walk down the Dollar Store isles looking for crafty magic. With the supplies only costing $1, I’m always able to find something we can make into a craft. You’ll be surprised by what you… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Flickr Group

After getting lots of emails and comments about the crafts you all have been doing, I decided to start a Make and Takes Flickr Group. Now everyone can see what you’ve been making. Whether it’s projects from Make and Takes… Continue Reading →

Flash Card Rings

When my kids need something extra to do, we get out a set of flash cards. They are especially great for the car. All types of flash cards are available, usually found in the office section of the store. You… Continue Reading →

Letter of the Day

Vannesa from I Never Grew Up is today’s Guest Make and Taker. She’s starting to post some great ideas on her blog for learning the Alphabet letters. These activities are sure to spark interest in the ABC’s, getting your child… Continue Reading →

Bubble Wrap Firecracker Craft

If your kids can’t wait until Friday to light up a few fireworks, then this Firecracker Craft is the perfect way to celebrate early. Bubble wrap is placed inside, making a great popping noise maker. This is a fun and… Continue Reading →

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