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Origami Starburst Wreath

Do you like to decorate your home for each season? I enjoy sprucing things up and putting out a few special decorations, but I really love involving my kids in the decorating. Kid-made decor is my favorite! Here is a… Continue Reading →

Learning to Knit Like a Champ

I’ve been crocheting up a storm here on Make and Takes. But now it’s time to broaden my yarn horizons and start knitting. I’ve only tried it once, so after We Are Knitters contacted me to test out one of their beginner… Continue Reading →

DIY Kid-Friendly Flamingo Pillow Knitting Project

How lovely would this DIY flamingo pillow look on a couch or chair in your home? It’s the perfect knitting project to introduce your kids to working with yarn! Natalie Kramer from Handmade Charlotte gives us the step-by-step tutorial for this… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Paper Tube People

This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Flags for the 4th of July

If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to… Continue Reading →

Crochet Sun Coasters for Summer Parties

Summer is upon us and those backyard parties are a comin’! Stitch up these fun Crochet Sun Coasters to add a little summer flare to your party. We’ve also made crochet watermelon coasters, those would be fun for summer sippin’ too! I… Continue Reading →

14 Rainy Day Inspired Projects to Make

April showers bring May flowers right? As we roll into May, let’s enjoy these 14 rainy day inspired projects to make that will bring us those pretty flowers next month! Check out these crafts I’ve rounded up! 1. Little Raindrops: Get… Continue Reading →

Sewing with Kids: Felt and Fabric Flowers

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some… Continue Reading →

25 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts to Make

Easter is just around the corner and that cute little bunny will be hiding colored eggs. To get your kids excited about this holiday, here are 25 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts to Make! 1. Easter Egg Yarn Art: We’re crafting with… Continue Reading →

50 Earth Day Crafts to Make with Kids

We’re gearing up for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, by getting out our recycled craft supplies. See our video on How to Use Recycled Crafts. Gathered your items and let’s get crafting with these 50 Kids Craft Projects to Celebrate… Continue Reading →

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Last week I left my crochet hook at home to join the knitting craze at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle! It was so much fun. Yarn was found in every corner of the venue, even hanging from the rafters! I loved… Continue Reading →

Get Ready for a March Mania Giveaway

Time for a spring fling giveaway! I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! Make sure to read through each one and enter at the bottom to win! Fort Magic Imagination Kit: Fort Magic is… Continue Reading →

Curating Crochet for a Cause

I’m collaborating with eBay on a fabulous March of Dimes campaign to Curate for a Cause #imbornto. Everyone is born to be something great… for me, it’s crochet! Ha! I’m just having so much fun with it. And to make it even… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Colored Pasta Bracelets

How about a rainbow colored pasta bracelet for spring? Perfect timing for a simple craft with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and the coming of spring! We’ve colored pasta before and made necklaces with yarn. This time we’re using… Continue Reading →

27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

We did it! We crocheted our way through the whole month of February. If you followed along, pat yourself of the back, three cheers for you!! I had so much fun showcasing all sorts of crochet patterns and tutorials all… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Ruffles Scarf Pattern

We’ve come to the last tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series. And we’re using a different type of yarn today, helping showcase all the fun yarn projects you can make in just a day! How about trying ruffles yarn to make… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Boot Cuffs

When I took up crochet again a few years ago, one of the first projects I worked on was crochet boot cuffs. They didn’t take too long, were fairly simple, but had enough of a challenge to keep things interesting…. Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Easy Crochet Hacky Sack

For our next project in our Crochet-A-Day series, I have the lovely Heidi of Hands Occupied sharing a fabulous amigurumi type-pattern for an Easy Crochet Hacky Sack. You’ll want to make one and try your “foot” at the game of Hacky… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: 9 Crochet Animal Appliqués

What I love most about these darling little crochet animals I’m featuring for our Crochet-A-Day series, is you can really crochet these in just a day. They are little and simple, and super sweet! They would make great appliqués for t-shirts,… Continue Reading →

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