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Kids Crafts

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 →

Frozen Grape Pops

This is our new favorite Summer Snack. Frozen Grape Pops are the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Even though you’ve probably frozen grapes in the freezer before, these pops prevent fingers from getting sticky or wet by adding… Continue Reading →

Craft Day at the Park

Here’s a little update of our Make and Takes Crafty Play Date. We made Wet Water Sponges and Floating Sponge Boats. We now have our sponge toys ready for summer. Thanks to all who came and made it a success…. Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Magazine Collage & Contest

Over the years, I have made lots of these magazine collages. They’re fun to make for yourself or give as a gift. This year for Dad, my kids made this Magazine Collage filled with all of my husband’s favorite things…. Continue Reading →

Toy Bowling

Our Happy Meal prizes and Dollar Store figurines are coming in handy with Toy Bowling. My son has been wanting to go bowling and started to learn some of the lingo, like “strike” and I need a “spare”. So I… Continue Reading →

How Many Feet You Meet

Ever since I was a kid, this week’s storytime book has been a favorite of mine. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is a classic. There’s a whole series of these great Beginner Books, including The Nose Book, The Eye… Continue Reading →

Food Coloring Flowers

Whenever we had white flowers in the house growing up, I’d give them the food coloring treatment. It’s always fascinating to see how this process works with the flowers. I’ve found the Carnation flower works best for this cool science… Continue Reading →

Crafty Kids Play Date

It’s time to have a local Crafty Kids Play Date. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, eager to get to know some of you Make and Takers. I thought I’d keep it in Make and Takes fashion… Continue Reading →

Fleece Ponchos with Flare

We have been loving our No-Sew Fleece Ponchos. I first made them last Fall when the weather was turning a little colder and we needed a light cover-up. We take them to the park as they help with the slight… Continue Reading →

Live Caterpillars are Here

We received our order of Live Caterpillars. We got them from the company called Insect Lore. I wrote about Live Butterfly Gardens earlier. We can’t wait to see what they do. Here they are the day we got them. Here… Continue Reading →

Rumblin’ Rainsticks

Rainsticks are one of my favorite musical toys. My sister has a really large wooden rainstick they got in Mexico. It’s super big and the sound of rain seems to go on forever. I have wanted to make one for… Continue Reading →

WOW Card Trick for MOM

Here’s a fun card for Mom at Mother’s Day. It can be made for grandma or any other mom in your life. It’s also a great activity for students to do in class, to take home to their Moms! Fold… Continue Reading →

Design Mom Week in Review

I had such a great week posting as a Guest Mom over at Design Mom. She is lovely and a very gracious host. I had fun writing about kids crafts, why to craft with kids, and how to make crafting… Continue Reading →

Floating Sponge Boats

Once the sun shines down long enough to warm our faces, my kids want to play in the water. So here we are floating our sponge boats in the backyard water table. Supplies for Sponge Boats: scrub sponges – I… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Recycled Art

To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, we are creating Recycled Art. With a few other craft supplies, we turned our garbage into art. Who wouldn’t love a bunch of tulips that will never wilt? Supplies for Egg Carton Art: egg cartons,… Continue Reading →

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