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10 Awesomely Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities

HEY! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We have probably every color of sidewalk chalk–and when my kids say they are bored I say, “go… Continue Reading →

Upset the Farm Animal Game

I’m Jamie from The Crafting Chicks and it’s great to be here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We love Marie and are inspired by her everyday. Excited to share a fun family game… Continue Reading →

Super-Silly Summer Mystery Meal

Have you ever participated in a mystery meal? The whole menu is in code, so you can only guess what you are ordering. Even things like spoons, forks, and napkins are part of the menu. So silly and fun! Just… Continue Reading →

Make a DIY Water Hockey Rink

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by Stephanie of Somewhat Simple Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie from SomewhatSimple.com and I am excited to be here on Make and Takes today! On or off skates, indoors or outdoors, my kids… Continue Reading →

How-to Container Garden

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by McKenzie of Girl Loves Glam Three summers ago, our family moved from our very first home that we owned. We had planted a tiny garden with our daughter and had harvested… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Button Flag Kid Craft

With 4th of July celebrations just around the corner, this Popsicle Stick Button Flag Kid Craft idea is super simple, inexpensive AND doubles as awesome patriotic decor as well! Popsicle Stick Button Flag Kid Craft If you are looking for a… Continue Reading →

15 Clever Ways to Use Pool Noodles

Pool noodles aren’t just for swimming anymore! Once you’ve seen all the awesome ways they can be recycled and repurposed, you just might want to run to the store to pick up a couple extras! 15 Clever Ways to Use Pool… Continue Reading →

Silly Pop-Up Monster Cards for Dad

From toddler scribbles to stick-figure family portraits to poetic odes to Dad, homemade cards from the kids are such a sweet part of our Father’s Day celebration. This year, we’re making some silly pop-up monster cards. My two-year-old loves making… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Summer Bucket List Printable

Yes, summer is here!! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the sun. All summer long we’ll be sharing all sorts of fabulous ways to enjoy the season with creative ideas, fun freebies, and guest bloggers for our Get Out and Play summer… Continue Reading →

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

Memorial Day is just around the corner and we are so ready to kick off barbecue season and summer pool parties! Whether you are throwing a party in your backyard or you are invited to one, everyone will be looking forward… Continue Reading →

35+ Zootopia Birthday Party Ideas

We’ve just seen the new Zootopia movie and are in love! It’s such a fun movie and has so many great messages for kids. I love the darling bunny, Judy. She’s smart, hard working, and a great role model for young ones… Continue Reading →

Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

I love a good pie crust, it can make or break your pie. So I have this fabulous recipe for a homemade graham cracker crust that is easy to make and yummy to eat! Once you have this recipe, it can… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Wine Cork Crafts

If you have a few wine corks lying around, these DIY Wine Cork Crafts are for you! There’s just something about wine corks that makes them perfect for crafting. Go ahead, grab that bottle of corks you’ve been saving and get… Continue Reading →

Oil Pastel Art: Warm Sun and Cool Water

Coloring on black paper with oil pastels is an all-time favorite art activity in our house. If you don’t have oil pastels on hand, I highly recommend you pick up a box or two and then try this warm sun… Continue Reading →

15 All-In-One Dinner Ideas

We all know how busy weeknights can get! Some nights you just don’t have time to wash more than one pot. That’s where these deliciously simple all-in-one dinner ideas come in handy. They are a one pot meal your family will… Continue Reading →

Shooting Star Wishes Kids Craft

My daughters have been loving the Star Darling book series, and it inspired a new craft from my 10 year old Lucy. She thought it would be fun to come up with our own wishes and shoot them into the… Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Cardboard Camera

My little guy is two-and-a-half and really getting interested in pretend play. It’s one of my favorite stages! He loves to play grocery store, airplane trip, and rock the baby. He sees me taking lots of photos, so, of course, he… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Treat Bags

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Mother’s Day Movie red carpet Seattle premiere. I brought my friend Kelly with me to the event and movie showing, it was a total blast. The movie was darling, spot on for moms…. Continue Reading →

Creative Kids Cooking Challenge

For kids, helping in the kitchen builds confidence and encourages independence, plus it’s a valuable contribution to the family. Not only do I want my kids to learn cooking and safety skills, I want them to enjoy creating and experimenting… Continue Reading →

Footprint Mermaid Keepsake Idea

Hi friends!!! We are dreaming of beautiful clear blue water and hot summer weather today! Not only is this Footprint Mermaid Keepsake Idea super easy and extra adorable – but it also makes for a great keepsake to send to… Continue Reading →

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