These cute little apples just fell from our tree, or so we like to think! They’re super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for my Fall kitchen. Supplies for Yarn Apples: craft yarn – red, green, or yellow (the cheap yarn will do, $2 a skein) pipe cleaners (or chenille stems) – brown […]
As I’ve still got Disneyland on the brain, here’s a few fun Disneyland inspired projects I’ve found. I can’t wait to make the Pixie Hollow project below with a photo of my own little girl! Pixie Hollow in a Jar by Zakka Life (pictured above) Mickey Mouse Candy Bouquet by This Marvelous Life Sew a […]
The Crafty Crow is featuring my ebook today, Make and Takes Monster Mania: Crafts for Little Monsters. She’s giving away 5 copies to 5 monsterific readers! So head on over and comment for your chance to win!
I love pipe cleaners–there are a million things you can do with them! They come in tons of colors, are cheap and readily available at your local craft or dollar store. My three year-old son is just starting to discover dinosaurs (his favorite: the T-Rex. How do boys learn this stuff? Is it just part […]
I’m happy to announce my kid crafty MONSTER MANIA eBook is here! I’ve been crafting up a “Monstrous” storm finishing up this project. It’s finally here, ready to buy and download now! Click here for more details and to purchase a copy of this eBook for your family today. Thanks for supporting Make and Takes!
I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I crafted Cleaning Baskets for my kids, helping them work hard this Labor Day!
Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers made from recycled materials. You can use a variety of destined-for-the-dumpster materials to make unique […]
You might have noticed by now that I am way into mixing art time with playtime. My boys loved this technique: using a (washable) toy to apply paint to paper. We used some old toy cars to roll in paint and then make a fun painting. Another bonus: using unusual paint brushes makes unique paintings. […]
Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make finger puppets that will delight them for hours. I made simple Star Wars inspired puppets, […]