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How to Make a Giant Ice Cream Cone Craft

With July being National Ice Cream month, we thought it would be fun to make a giant Ice Cream Cone Craft to set the mood. What better way to spend a rainy summer afternoon or to unwind after a long… Continue Reading →

How to Make an Underwater Viewer

Hi! Allison Waken from All for the Boys here sharing a favorite summer craft of ours for the Get Out and Play Summer Series here at Make and Takes. We live in the desert of Phoenix, AZ so outdoor play… Continue Reading →

Fairy Garden Flower Pots

We’re having fun outdoors making fairy garden flower pots as part of our summer series Get Out and Play! These mini flower pots are too cute and are bound to brighten any fairies day! Not only are these pots fun to… Continue Reading →

Beat the Heat with a Breakfast Picnic

We’re in the middle of a streak of 100°+ days. I even saw 115° in our upcoming forecast – phew! While we love eating outside in the summer, it’s way too hot for a picnic by the time lunch rolls… Continue Reading →

Get Out and Play Summer Series

We’re happy to share our new Summer Series… Get Out and Play! We have a line up of amazing guest bloggers sharing their favorite things to do with their kids as they explore the outdoors and play all summer long!… Continue Reading →

Independence Day Printable Flash Cards

You probably have all your 4th of July traditions and plans in place. At 7:00 am you head to the parade and wait for the parade to start. At noon, you head to your sister’s for lunch and wait for… Continue Reading →

Footprint Surf Board Keepsake Card

Cowabunga my crafty friends!!! Not only is this Footprint Surf Board Card idea super easy and adorable – but it makes for a great keepsake to send to the grandparents this summer season! Although I personally can’t teach you how to surf… Continue Reading →

Make Sleeping Bag Pillows for Camping

We’re a big camping family, we try to go a few times every summer. After sleeping in our sleeping bags in our tent with either no pillow at all or a regular sized pillow that’s way too big, I decided to… Continue Reading →

Sunshine Yarn Weaving

Now that summer is in full bloom with Summer Solstice, we’re taking in it’s warmth by making some fun yarn weavings in the shape of a sun. The sun is shining, even here in Seattle, so that is cause for celebration with this hot… Continue Reading →

Drawing Activity With Fruits and Vegetables

“What should I draw?” Have you ever heard a child asking you this question? I have. Too many times. While their imagination is impressive, sometimes it’s difficult to step out of the box and figure out what to draw. We have found… Continue Reading →

50 Crafts and Activities to Explore Our 5 Senses

Our 5 senses are so important to our every day life. We use them all without even knowing it. Let’s help teach our kids more about these 5 senses of ours with these crafts and activities that are easy, fun, and educational!… Continue Reading →

Coffee Filter Hot Air Balloons

I have always loved hot air balloons. They are so colorful and fun! I’m definitely more of a spectator than a rider (heights!), but it’s fun to think about what the world might look like from a high-flying balloon. We… Continue Reading →

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 →

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