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.

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.

Halloween is a fun time to give a ghostly gift with terrorific treats. We’re wrapping up this painted cellophane to give to some of our neighbors and friends, sharing some holiday fun. Supplies for Painted Gift Wrap: cellophane wrapping – cut into 24 inch square sheets craft paint – halloween colors paper plate sponges, paint […]

Need a way to distract your child for 15 minutes? Let them color on your table with marker! Yes, you heard me right! If you have a glass or tile-topped table, that is! And if the markers are dry erase. I gave my three year-old a couple of dry erase markers and an eraser (naturally! […]

Halloween is just a few weeks away, so here are some fun holiday links to keep you crafting! What Halloween crafts and treats do you have up your sleeve? Silly Little Bats (pictured above) by My Little Gems Candy Corn Math Fun by Raising Creative and Curious Kids Old Fashioned Halloween Games by Vanilla Joy […]

Super Silly Spider Hats

by Marie on October 9, 2009

I love the craft foam hats that are available for kids these days. There are so many fun things you can make and create with them. Today, we made some super silly spider hats that are almost too creepy to wear! Supplies for Crafty Spider Hats: black craft foam hat paper hole punch 4 black […]

This Halloween Bat card comes alive with tissue paper wings. He’s making his way to your house to give all a good SCARE! Supplies for 3D Bat Card: cardstock paper cutter black tissue paper – a 3×12 inch piece black art paper white crayon letter stickers 1. Fold your cardstock piece in half to form […]

Googley Eyed Green Blobs

by Marie on October 5, 2009

Halloween is getting closer and we’re prepping the house for some spooky scares! These green blobs in a bottle will fit right in, as we craft up some scary Halloween decorations this year. I found this creepy craft in the Halloween craft book called, Make Yourself a Monster by Kathy Ross. There’s tons of fun […]

Fall time is my favorite, I love pumpkins. Remember this fun Apple Yarn Craft? Well, we made some into cute little pumpkins too. Here are a few more Pumpkin crafts, getting us excited for Fall. Fall Leaf & Pumpkin Garland by Root and Wings Co Paper Strip Jack-o-Lanterns by Let’s Explore Beaded Pumpkins by Blissful […]

Apple Playtime Activity

by Marie on October 2, 2009

I’m guest posting over at Dresses and Messes with a fun Apple activity for fall. Come see how we’re putting a fun twist on the childhood game of Duck, Duck, Goose.

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I paid tribute to the vegetables in my garden that have past on. RIP, Sugar Snap Pea!

It’s almost time to start counting down the days until Halloween! We’re making another pumpkin paper chain to help us get excited. You could also make a witch with green paper chain hair or a skeleton with white paper chain arms and legs! Have fun counting down the days to Trick-or-Treating.

Fall is here, and the weather is still nice. Nature is so beautiful this time of year! Take advantage of it with some playtime during your nature walks. My sons and I bring a small paper sack along with us as we take a walk so we can collect any treasures we come across. I […]

© 2007–2014 Make and Takes, All Rights Reserved. Disclosure Statement | Privacy Policy