Kids Crafts

Welcome to our Kids Crafts page. Here you'll find all kinds of fun crafts, projects, tips, and activities for kids, many centered around the current holiday or season. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent projects.

Storybook Summer post by Gina of Famiglia & Seoul My toddler and I just love heading to the library to see what new books we can discover. I spotted a basic “I Spy” book on the shelf and thought this would be a perfect book to introduce him to, since he just loves pointing things […]

I live with two aspiring secret agents, who sometimes need to send important cryptic messages to each other. In addition to experimenting with lemon juice as invisible ink, we’ve been having loads of fun trying out various secret codes and ciphers. And as a bonus, playing with secret codes is a great way to sneak […]

Now with a title to the post like this one, you might think I’m making donuts or bread. But alas, today it’s actually a children’s craft dough. Yummy Dough is a huge hit over in Europe, created by 2 parents in Germany, and now they are making their way to the United States with a […]

Storybook Summer post by MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama Hi, I’m MaryLea from pinkandgreenmama.com, and my daughters and I are so excited to share one of our latest crafty projects from our art studio. A special thank you to Marie for inviting us to participate in her wonderful Storybook Summer Series. We have an […]

Storybook Summer post by Terri of Creative Family Fun Do you have a favorite quilt or blanket that brings you comfort every time you wrap up in it? We do and that’s why we chose to read The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola. It’s a wonderful story about a little girl, Abigail, and her […]

Teddy Bear Picnic Baskets

by Amy on July 9, 2012

Tomorrow, July 10, is Teddy Bear Picnic Day – what a fun holiday to celebrate! Pack a picnic lunch, a blanket and your favorite teddy for an outdoor meal. Or, if your weather is too hot or rainy, an indoor picnic would be just as fun. Either way, don’t you think your teddy bear would […]

Storybook Summer post by Cerys of Rainy Day Mum We’ve recently potty trained and underpants and books featuring them have become a big favourite in our house with one of them being Dinosaurs love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cox. As for most toddlers J is fascinated by Dinosaurs and this book gives a […]

Colorful duct tape has become quite the popular craft medium in the last several years, and for good reason! it’s easy to work with and the finished product is usually pretty durable. This parade stick can be made now, used for the fourth of July parade, then pulled out again for any other parade your […]

We’re big fans of water! Even in the cold, sometimes breezy winds of Seattle, we’re getting out the mini pool to play outdoors. So we’re making a few fun washcloth pom pom water toys to splash around with in the pool, very similar to our wet water sponges we’ve made before. Supplies for Washcloth Pom […]

Storybook Summer post by Aimée and Bettijo of Paging Supermom It’s Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com to share one of our favorite books. If you’ve never read the Scrambled States of America book then you’re in for a real treat. It’s not often that a children’s book comes along that will please both adults […]

Storybook Summer post by Katherine of Creative Playhouse I just want to say I’m thrilled to be guest posting here at Make and Takes! Its such a fantastic website. Although I rarely blog about them on my own blog, we love books in our family. My son Jake has shelves brimming with books and we love […]

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer officially begins this Wednesday. We love to plan a special craft and snack to celebrate the summer solstice. This year we made some cheery sunshine monoprints to help us welcome summer. Making monoprints is one of my girls’ all-time favorite art techniques! You won’t need a […]

Storybook Summer post by Krissy from B-Inspired Mama Hi, I’m Krissy and so excited to be invited to share come creative fun with you today. And especially about one of my favorite things in the world: children’s books! We go to the library and get a heap of random children’s books at least every other […]

Something has come in the mail… Yippee! I’ve shared with you a while back that I was going to be working with the fabulous kids craft company, Kiwi Crate. Well, I finally get to tell you all about it. I’m their guest crafter for this month! I’ve come up with one of the crafts for […]

Here’s a fun “craftivity” to try with your kids – paper animals that climb. These climbing critters are a craft your kids can play with, and you can even include some science talk too! Supplies for Climbing Critters: yarn or string (~3 ft. piece for each) plastic drinking straw, cut into 1″ pieces tape pennies […]

Storybook Summer post by Sara of Creative Jewish Mom Hi, I’m Sara from creativejewishmom.com, and we are so excited to share with you one of our cutest ever craft projects! Thanks so much to Marie for inviting us to participate in her Storybook Summer Series which is how this project came about. This is the […]

Ooooo, I can’t wait for this new summer series to start. I’ve been planning it for months, getting a few fabulous kid-crafty friends to help. It’s all about books and celebrating stories! All summer long we’ll be sharing our favorite children’s books, picture books and chapter books, and sharing a craft, recipe, or activity to […]

Ahh watermelons! They just speak summer don’t they? Summer days are hot and muggy and sometimes you need a little help cooling off. Make this fun fan from a paper plate and a jumbo craft stick to keep yourself cool in summer style. A great craft project for a watermelon themed birthday party! To make […]

We love to craft with recycled materials. They are some of our favorite supplies. And they are cheap, pretty much anything we are done with using from a box, can, or paper tube! That’s what we are talking about in today’s video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. There are so many fun […]

We are getting better at sewing and it’s time for a little more difficult project, although it is still easy enough for a beginner. We’ve sewn a fabric bookmark, a t-shirt bag, and now we’re sewing up a cute little drawstring bag. It’s perfect for all your little charms or marbles to fit inside. My […]

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