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.

With school right at our heels, there’s a lot of hustle and bustle to get the kids ready with books, clothes, and supplies. To make getting ready a little sweeter, make a few candy apples tied with love and these cute paper printables.   I’ve partnered up with Lindi from Love the Day and her amazing […]

Guest post by Carrie of Little Big Terrariums are a great craft for kids because they are fun in all stages of development. Picking out plants, containers and little figurines to go inside can be just as fun as making the terrarium and watching it grow. But let me back up a bit. What’s a […]

Can you believe school is heading our way? Some of you might already be there, back at the new school year. We’ve got school supplies a plenty showcased all over the stores, you can’t miss the inexpensive pencils, crayons, and glue. We even scored the cheap spiral bound notebooks for uber cheap. My kids love […]

I’m sharing this fun way we decorated for my daughter’s birthday with a balloon banner over at Babycenter’s Momformation. This banner could not be simpler and it looks festive for any birthday party. We hung it on our entry way as the party guest came through the kitchen and dining room. Another fun way to […]

Summer Camp guest post by Cathy of Nurture Store. My daughter loves accessorising as much as she loves crafting and this project to make salt dough beads is the perfect combination of the two. The dough is super easy to make and you can decorate the beads to suit any outfit you like – and […]

Summer Camp guest post by Amy of Let’s Explore On a recent afternoon where there was more squabbling than playing, I knew we needed a quick and simple boredom buster. I grabbed a stack of large index cards and a black Sharpie, and drew a quick squiggle on each one. I invited my girls to […]

This project takes almost no time to put together and is the perfect little organizing tool for your school locker. A great back to school project, it keeps your pens and pencils in the same place for easy access. When the school year ends, simply take it with you and save it for next year! […]

We’ve made it to the end of July, just past the halfway point! But I’m still looking for ideas to keep the troops going strong, well to keep me going strong, as three little ones can wear a girl out. So thanks to GoGo squeeZ, I’ve joined the GoGo gang in keeping the summertime simple with […]

Summer Camp guest post by Amy of Teach Mama. It has been hot, hot, hot here in the Nation’s Capital, so aside from spending time in the comfort of our air conditioned home, we’ve been doing a lot with water lately.  Washing bikes, watering flowers, running through the sprinkler or washing toys, for the last […]

Summer Camp guest post by Aimee and Bettijo of Paging Supermom.  Arrrrr Mateys! We’re Aimee and Bettijo, the Sometimes Supermoms from the blog Paging Supermom. With summer in full swing, we decided to step up our typical playdate with a little theme: Pirate Day. Check out these simple ideas to turn your around-the-house items into […]

One of my favorite things about summer is going camping. There is just something magical about the outdoors. So I’m happy to be featuring some fun camping ideas and treats from over at the M&T Spotlight that would be perfect for your next trip outdoors! **Next week I’ll be featuring all things Harry Potter. I’ve joined […]

We just discovered Geocaching! How have I missed the fun of this search and find sport? This week I decided to look it up and find out what it was all about as my kids are the perfect age for this type of hunt. First, you’ll need to head over to Geocaching.com and sign up […]

Summer Camp guest post by Steph of Modern Parent Messy Kids The God’s Eye is a quintessential summertime project.  Whenever I see one it sends me straight back to my childhood summers spent at Camp Roganunda crafting and exploring nature.  I love the idea of passing down this tradition to today’s generation.  And while we’re […]

I’ve got a birthday party coming up in a few weeks and I’m now armed with some really fabulous ideas thanks to those who submitted over at the M&T Spotlight. I’ve chosen a few to highlight, but make sure to check all the birthday party spotlights out. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your ideas on […]

Summer Camp guest post by Marisa of MakeHappy My kids love scavenger hunts. I love scavenger hunts, too, because it can turn a mundane walk to the grocery store into a fun outing. (I live in a teeny tiny town, you see, and we walk everywhere. The grocery store, the library, the post office, school, […]

Summer Camp guest post by Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids Welcome to Camp! Yeah, it’s Summer Camp here at Make and Takes. But at our house? We’ve been having Toy Camp! And just what is Toy Camp? And what do do we do there? Well, let’s have a look around, shall we? First, we’ll begin with […]

You probably already know by now that googly eyes and pipe cleaners are my 2 favorite kid craft supplies! Here they are together as a perfect pocket-sized puppet. All you need is a little glue and you’ve got a cute hand puppet ready for adventure. Supplies for Googly Eye Hand Puppet:  1 pipe cleaner, any […]

Summer Camp guest post by Melissa of The Chocolate Muffin Tree We’ve been working with Kool Aid lately for many art projects! We’ve made Microwave Kool Aid Play Dough and we have made Kool Aid paintings! We are even planning to have a Kool Aid stand some time over this Summer. So today we decided to […]

Summer Camp guest post by Vanessa of I Never Grew Up From the title of the post you can already tell I have a house full of girls.  There are plenty of tea parties, dressing up and making up dances over here. I thought a Fancy Fan would be the perfect addition to all of […]

Summer Camp guest post by Christie of Childhood 101 Puppets are a staple play item in our home. As a teacher and a mama, I love that puppets have the capacity for so much playful learning; promoting language skills, imagination, creativity, social awareness, they are even excellent for building confidence and self esteem. Puppets are […]

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