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Kids Crafts

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

PBS Crafts for Kids Video Series with Salsa Pie

We love our MT contributor Caroline of Salsa Pie, don’t we?! She’s always coming up with fabulously creative ideas for home and family here at Make and Takes. And over at her darling blog… check her out! Caroline has just… Continue Reading →

Keeping Kids Engaged on Long Road Trips

We’ve been road trippin’! I mentioned back a bit ago that we were headed on a road trip to see our cousins who live 12 hours away. Well, we made it to our destination and our Road Trip Grab Bags… Continue Reading →

Fun and Silly Writing with Sticker Rebus Stories

We always seem to have an abundance of stickers around the house. One of our favorite projects to do with stickers is creating sticker rebus stories. Sticker stories are a great way to get the creative juices flowing for young… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Grab Bags for Traveling with Kids

We’re planning a big lonnnnnng road trip with the kids to go visit some of our cousins. As we’re excited to see family, I tend to dread the car drive to get there. But this year, partnered with the Post-it… Continue Reading →

Make a Name Memory Game

This week has been hot, hot, hot in my neck of the woods. We’re talking temperatures above 100 degrees and friends, that is just too hot for me and my children. We like to swim but when it gets too… Continue Reading →

Decorating Frisbees for a Summer Party Craft

My girls always want to have a craft project at their birthday parties. Since we usually have boy and girl guests of various ages at our parties, the craft needs to be simple and doable for multiple ages and interests…. Continue Reading →

DIY Robot Hats – Bee Boo Bop

Today’s project will have you doing a robot dance over how easy it is! Just like all the hats I make, I start with a band of cereal box cardboard sometimes painted (or in this case covered) and then I… Continue Reading →

12 Simple Activities for Traveling with Kids

We are well into the summer season and with it comes travel. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a road trip, by car or by plane, you might need a… Continue Reading →

4 Childrens’ Book Illustrator Websites Worth Checking Out

We love picture books! Even though my girls can read big, fat chapter books now, there is still something magical about a silly or sweet story paired with the perfect illustrations. My girls often use picture books as inspiration for… Continue Reading →

9 Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

What better gift for dad than something homemade from the heart. Kids will love to craft up a silly snake tie, a monster bookmark, or even some family fridge magnets! Here are 9 fabulous Father’s Day crafts to make this… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Dad with a Fun DIY Spinner Card

We don’t usually give big gifts for Father’s Day, but we do like to celebrate Dad with a day of relaxation and yummy goodies. This year, Dad will get to spin for special treats throughout the day with our homemade… Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Fridge Magnets

Father’s Day is approaching and I have a fun (and super easy) idea for the kids to make for Dad: Family Magnets! To make this craft, kids simply select a picture of themselves, cut it out and laminate it (or… Continue Reading →

DIY Captain America Super Hero Shield

Help your little super hero get ready to save the world with this DIY Captain America shield tutorial from Tales Of The Scotts I found at the M&T Spotlight. More Kid’s Crafts Here: Silly Shape Drawing Game Marshmallows and Toothpicks… Continue Reading →

Positive and Negative Cut-Out Shapes

Summer break is coming, so here’s a great project to tuck away for a hot afternoon. We all enjoyed making these abstract positive/negative shape cut-out pictures. This is a great project for a mixed-age group – younger kids can cut… Continue Reading →

Rockin’ Peeps Paper Craft for Spring

This simple little paper craft is just the thing to get you excited for spring. I found these Rockin’ Peeps from Crafty Journal at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think these are exactly the kind of chicks I want… Continue Reading →

5 Things You Need to Garden with Kids

We love to garden. Planting and growing is one thing my kids love to do with me that doesn’t feel like a chore. I don’t know if it’s the dirt they get to put their hands in or watching our… Continue Reading →

Draw and Paint a Cute and Chubby Piggie

Pigs are my eight-year-old’s favorite animal, so I knew she would enjoy making a cute piggie painting. Our pigs are super-simple to draw, making this a great project for preschoolers and up. You can use round objects to trace, or… Continue Reading →

Sprout Your Own Avocado Pit and Watch It Grow!

I could live and die by avocados, they’re just so dang tasty and good for you too. That kind of combo can’t be beat! I’ve never tried sprouting the pit on my own, but I spotted this cool gift idea… Continue Reading →

Tulip Art is the Perfect Project for Spring!

Tulips season is almost at it’s end, but we can bring a few flowers indoors with this fun project. I can’t think of a better way to get your kids inspired than by helping them get creative with this tulip art… Continue Reading →

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