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Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Smoothie-making is a great way for kids to experiment with creating their own recipes. Adding ingredients and tasting as we go is the part my kids like the most. We almost always end up with a delicious smoothie! My 10-year-old… Continue Reading →

Lego Friendship Bracelets Have All The Fun

Are your kids going super for bonkers for friendship bracelets, because mine are! Mix it up a little by making these cool DIY lego ones! I spotted this tutorial from The Centsible Life at the Make and Takes Spotlight, give… Continue Reading →

Washi Tape Push Pins

There’s only a few more weeks until Spring officially arrives and I’m already getting the itch to clean and organize everything. First up was my bulletin board. It feels nice to pull everything off it every now and then and… Continue Reading →

Shamrock Rice Krispie Pops

These shamrock rice krispie pops from Hungry Happenings are hilariously adorable (and probably pretty tasty too). I found them over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat! More St. Patty’s Day… Continue Reading →

Paint Chip and Pom-Pom Bookmarks

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my children enjoying a good book! Well, almost nothing. A simple craft project that has a great purpose is also one of my favorite things! Today’s craft project (which can be for your kids and you) is… Continue Reading →

Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern + Video

Yes, I keep talking about crochet. But, you know… the addiction. So today I’m happy to share my simple scarf crochet pattern with you. It’s something I made up, although I’m sure there’s something similar already out there. It’s the… Continue Reading →

Dress Up a Party Favor with Cupcake Liner Flowers

Guest post by Lisette of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary Do you ever tire of passing out treats to your neighbors on paper plates or presenting gifts to friends in gift bags with tissue paper? Here is an easy way… Continue Reading →

Mini Corn Dogs Make A Tasty Snack For Everyone

Appetizers are pretty much my favorite type of food because everything is miniature and that…is awesome. I spotted these mini corn dog muffins from Ambrosia at the Make and Takes Spotlight and can’t wait to give them a whirl. Hot… Continue Reading →

Who Needs a Rainbow in a Can?

What is more cheery than a rainbow? I don’t think much. So how about making someone’s day by giving them a rainbow in a can! It’s sure to be a smile on a cloudy day. Supplies for Rainbow in a… Continue Reading →

Delicate Ballerina Cutouts are Surprisingly Simple and Fun

Looking for a new spin on paper snowflakes? I found these pretty paper ballerinas from Krokotak at the Make and Take Spotlight and am thinking my girls would love to give these a try, a free template makes this little project… Continue Reading →

Easy Color Block Frame

I’m loving finding new ways to color block things. I feel like it’s the minimalist’s approach to jazzing things up without creating a whole lot of visual clutter. I’m excited to share with you a simple, fast and temporary way… Continue Reading →

Personalize Your Mail Post With These DIY Envelope Liners

I’m all about the little details which is why I am kind of going bonkers over this idea for DIY envelope liners from MJB I found at the M&T Spotlight. Snail mail holds a special place in my heart and… Continue Reading →

Felt Monsters Are “Sew” Much Fun!

I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football… Continue Reading →

7 Simple Crochet Tips for Beginners

Since starting up crochet over the last few months, I’ve learned a thing or two. Things that come up as you’re learning and crocheting. And I’ve been crocheting a lot. In all my “spare” time I’ve got a crochet hook… Continue Reading →

Instagram Giveaway for One of 3 M&T Books!

Yes, you wanna win one of these!! I’ve got 3 Make and Takes for Kids books up for grabs over on Instagram! To Enter to WIN one of 3 MT books: follow @makeandtakes on Instagram upload any fun crafty photo of… Continue Reading →

Yoga A-Go-Go

Namaste friends! I’ve been basking in post-yoga sweet-savasana-bliss since the weekend. Hubs and I celebrated a belated Valentines “date” Saturday night with an AcroYoga and Thai Massage Couples Workshop: talk about a perfect heart-opening experience! For our family, February is… Continue Reading →

Repurposed Sweater Makes A Great Crayon Cozy

Don’t throw away those old sweaters just yet! Why not turn them into something cool like this crayon can cozy from Homework that I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight? All of our crayons are currently hanging out in a… Continue Reading →

Chicken Black Bean Enchilada Pie

When I was a kid there were more than a few meals my mom made that I absolutely hated. One that I absolutely loved was her enchilada pie. So, I’m going old school and bringing back Mom’s Enchilada Pie.  Only… Continue Reading →

Finishing Your Crochet Project

Hopefully some of you have tried your hand at crochet over the last few days, picking yarn, choosing a hook, and learning some stitches. If so, you’re almost ready to finish up your project. There are a few things to… Continue Reading →

Colored Sand and Glue Drawings

Here is a fun and tactile project for your little artists – colorful drawings made with glue and sand. Drawing with a glue bottle takes patience and control, then you get to go a little crazy and cover your design… Continue Reading →

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