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.

During the Holidays, our neighbors and friends tend to be the recipients of our baking and candy making. Here’s a fun way to share your Holiday treats with these Ribbon Wreath Plates, because we all know the Holidays are a little more special with yummy treats. Supplies for Holiday Ribbon Plates: paper plates, any color […]

Want to end squabbles between siblings over who gets to put up the advent ornament each day? How about making personal advent calendars so each kid can have one? This is also a great quick project for classrooms, scout packs, make and takes at holiday bazaars, or just a good fun craft activity to do […]

Weekend Make and Takes: Advents

by Marie on November 28, 2009

December is full of countdowns and we love to countdown to Christmas. Here’s our Advent calendar for the next 25 days. We’ll be taking off one of these rings until we get to the top on Christmas morning. To make this advent, tape paper strips around one another in the form of a tree. You […]

I’m happy to announce Make and Takes DIY Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. It’s full of fun, affordable, and crafty DIY projects for your Holiday wish list. There’s something for you, your kids, fun in the kitchen, and crafty DIY books. I’ve also added some of my favorite children’s picture books (those are just for […]

Using Up Our Fallen Acorns

by Marie on November 24, 2009

My parents house is full of Oak trees. And with Oak trees come acorns. Their patio is always littered with fallen acorns. But my kids love it as it makes for a fun day of collecting. Here’s a few crafty things we’ve been making with our fallen acorns. Acorn Fridge Magnet – I attached an […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl-ing

by Marie on November 23, 2009

While some of the bigger kids are playing their own turkey bowl football game in the backyard, we’re going to be “bowling for turkeys” down the hallway. We’ve transformed our old plastic bowling set into a fun turkey take down! Supplies for Turkey Bowling: plastic bowling set, or plastic soda bottles small football craft feathers […]

Pumpkin Turkey Centerpiece

by Heather on November 22, 2009

I still had a couple of uncarved pumpkins left over from Halloween, so I thought it would be fun to use them for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. I think this would be cute at the kids’ table on turkey day. My three year-old son helped me with this project (mostly with gluing and cutting up my […]

Thankful Magazine Collage

by Marie on November 16, 2009

I recently guest posted over at U Create, sharing a craft for Thanksgiving. Head on over there to learn how we’re sharing what we’re thankful for at the family dinner table.

Oh look, another post where Heather paints something random with acrylic paint! What can I say, acrylic paint is one of the cheapest and most versatile art/craft supplies around! This time, we’re painting t-shirts and onesies. You don’t need anything special to paint clothing – don’t bother checking out the fabric paint section at your […]

Weekend Make and Takes: Turkeys

by Marie on November 14, 2009

Little Turkey Yarn Favor by Make and Takes (pictured above) How to Make Turkey Stock by Kalyn’s Kitchen Playdough Turkey Craft by My Family My Forever Potato Print Turkey by No Time For Flash Cards Cute Turkey Hat by Parents Yummy Turkey Recipes by Simply Recipes Banana Gobble Pancakes by Little Nummies

DIY Velcro Catch Ball

by Marie on November 11, 2009

I’m contributing over at Craftzine today for their “super crafty kidz” series. This DIY game of Velcro Catch Ball will keep the kiddies entertained all winter long.

Guest Post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids. I have a vivid memory of getting off the bus in 4th grade and walking down the driveway while carefully holding a “make and take” in my hand. It was a tiny turkey made out of an Oreo and a few pieces of candy. A room-mother had […]

When it’s time to get out the rake, it’s time to start crafting with fallen leaves. Here’s a few projects that will keep you busy this weekend as you work in the yard! Crunchy Leaf Pictures by Make and Takes (pictured above) Autumn Leafy Wreath by Sweet Life in the Valley Leafy Turkeys by Impress […]

Fun with Chalk Pastels

by Heather on November 2, 2009

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities at Grandma’s house was playing with her chalk pastels. They were like chalk, but more intense in color, a more serious art supply than we were accustomed to. She taught us a technique that amused us for hours every time we visited. Kids of any […]

Here’s a few fun Thanksgiving crafts we’ve done in the past. What fun turkey decorations are gobbling up your house this Thanksgiving holiday? Turkey Feather Countdown ~~~ Rice Crispie Turkey Treats ~~~ Tasty Turkey Table Favors ~~~ Thankful Feather Centerpiece ~~~ Singing Turkey Dinner (click for words)

Crafty Grover Hand Puppet

by Marie on October 30, 2009

With the Sesame Street celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, I’ve crafted this fun hand puppet into my favorite Sesame Street Monster: Grover. He’s just so silly and crazy, and isn’t afraid to be himself. He’s a waiter by day and “Super Grover” by night! And one of my favorite children’s books is The Monster at the […]

Light Up the Halloween Night

by Marie on October 22, 2009

I’m contributing over at Craftzine today with a fun crafty project for lighting up Halloween night. These Paper Bag Luminaries lead the path to some scary tricks and yummy treats!

We’re excited to go see the new movie, Where the Wild Things Are, so we’ve got monsters on the brain. Along with my eBook, Monster Mania – Crafts for Little Monsters, we’re horn deep in crafts, but we can’t get enough! I’ve found a few other great monsterific links to help set the Halloween mood […]

Past Halloween Crafts

by Marie on October 13, 2009

Here’s a few of the Halloween crafts we’ve made in the past. What fun decorations are haunting your house this Halloween holiday? Halloween Fabric Wrapped Letters ~~~ Pumpkin Stitched Card ~~~ Mini Witches Brooms ~~~ Crafty Witch Hat ~~~ Creeeeepy Candy Houses ~~~ Spooky Spider Stitched Card ~~~ Mod Podge “boo” Board

Today I had the chance to showcase five Spooktacular crafts from the Make and Takes files for Halloween on a local Utah morning show, KSL Studio 5. Check out these fun crafts you can do with your kids at home or at school.

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