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7 {More} Unique Painting Tools for Kids

We’ve already shared 7 of our favorite painting tools that we love to experiment with. Now, we’re back with 7 more creative ideas that will inspire you to set the brushes aside and try painting a new way. Any one… Continue Reading →

Watermelon Frisbee Flyers

We’re ready to have some fun in the sun this summer at our local beach. We live fairly close to the Puget Sound in Seattle and try to hit one of the local beaches at least once a week. It’s my happy… Continue Reading →

3 Ways Technology Can Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

With summer here, my children are out of school next week – eek! While I love the freedom summer provides, there’s still a need for a schedule and daily routine for our family. As I’m try not to get carried away with too… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Parmesan Pita Chips

Like many of you, I’m always on the lookout for filling, healthy snack ideas. Bonus points if the kids can make the snack themselves! Our whole family loves these whole wheat Parmesan pita chips, and they are so simple to… Continue Reading →

Airbrushed Fish Design Coasters

We started using cork trivets for jumbo-sized coasters a few years ago and never looked back. They are the perfect spot for a drippy drink, and maybe even a little snack on the side. We thought these coasters would be great… Continue Reading →

Make Sticker Doodle Dot Cards

We’re having a little fun with doodling and drawing as we make a few fun greeting cards. These mini sticker dots are so fun to make shapes, lines, and dot with, adding them to cards for a fun hello and… Continue Reading →

Crochet a Fresh Produce Market Bag

This crochet tote bag is just what I need to hit the farmer’s market all summer long. It’s an easy project to crochet in a weekend. You just need to know a few basic stitches and you’re set! I haven’t crocheted for very… Continue Reading →

3 Ingredient Play Dough to Make in Minutes

Play dough is one of my favorite homemade crafts to make with my kids. Especially since it’s so easy to whip up and brings instant fun. There are a few recipes I’ve shared here before, but this recipe for 3 ingredient play dough using baking soda and… Continue Reading →

Splatter Paint Gift Card Pockets

My girls have a few special teachers they want to thank as summer vacation quickly approaches. We love to add a personal touch to bookstore or coffee shop gift cards. This year, we’re handing out these adorable splatter-painted gift card… Continue Reading →

Foam Brush Painted Butterflies

Spring is known to bring on the creepy crawly things, but best of all… butterflies. We love to watch them as we walk through our park, or even in our backyard. We’re bringing these beauties inside with some of our art…. Continue Reading →

Book Picks for Exploring Our 5 Senses

We’ve been exploring our 5 senses over the last several weeks… taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight. We even celebrated with a popcorn party using all our senses! Now we’re sharing a few books that can help reinforce all the… Continue Reading →

Ladybug Hat Craft for Toddlers

My little one is 18 months old and just beginning to use the many arts and crafts supplies we have around the house. He loves making marks with crayons and pencils, sticking and unsticking foam stickers, and ripping and scrunching… Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Fruity Summer Tea

We have already had some 90-degree days where we live, and we’ve been scanning the fridge for something cold and refreshing to drink. We try to keep juice and soda to a minimum, but often my girls are craving something… Continue Reading →

Lacy Airbrushed Flower Pots

Decorated flower pots have been a go-to gift in our family for a long time. Flower pots are inexpensive and easy to paint, and a new flower or herb is always a welcome gift. As we’ve been getting to know… Continue Reading →

DIY Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

This is the perfect gift for someone needing a little pampering. In fact, I might know a few moms who’d deserve a little TLC this week :) With only 3 ingredients, mix up a batch of this super simple salt… Continue Reading →

Disney Sticker Story Starters + 9 More Disney Crafts

We’re anticipating an upcoming Disney World trip, see our paper chain countdown, and getting excited by making a few sticker story starters to keep us busy as we travel to the Magic Kingdom. We’ve crafted sticker story starters before and they are… Continue Reading →

25 Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s almost the most important day of the year… the day that we celebrate our wonderful moms. Life just wouldn’t be the same without moms and all that they do for us. If your kiddos are wondering what to make… Continue Reading →

Organizing Kids Craft Supplies

If you’re like us, craft supplies are just about everywhere in the house. We have loads of pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and stickers in several different drawers all around. It’s time to get organized. We don’t want one lone pom pom… Continue Reading →

How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

I am proud to say Make and Takes has just passed it’s 8 year anniversary. Can you believe it, 8 years? It’s been one wild ride. Amazing to think I’ve been blogging since 2007, I’ve loved every minute of it! There’s… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

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