Curating Crochet for a Cause

by Marie March 12, 2014
Crochet Cowl on eBay

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 better, this week is National Crochet Week, so get out your yarn and hook and […]

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Party in a Jar Twitter Party

by Marie March 12, 2014
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Come celebrate the upcoming release of Party in a Jar, See Vanessa Craft’s fun new craft book for kids, at a Twitter party on March 21st (1pm MST/3pm EST)! We’ll also be chatting all about crafting with kids and Step2 will be giving out some awesome prizes. Make sure to follow Step2 on Facebook and […]

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Make a Mini Paper Album From Scratch

by Francine March 11, 2014
4x6 MiniBook from Scratch by Francine Clouden at Make & Takes-14

I’m always looking for simple ways to document family memories, aside from regular scrapbooking pages, and mini-albums or mini-books are great for recording an event or trip. Plus they make great gifts too! I also prefer to make my own books to suit my photos and story, so I came up with a quick and […]

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Quick and Easy Envelope Hand Puppets

by Amy March 10, 2014
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I love craft projects that can be carried off and used for playtime, and puppets are the perfect craft for sparking some creative pretend play. We had great fun making these super-simple and adorable puppets using envelopes and other supplies we found around the house. Start by sealing your envelope and cutting it in half. […]

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Rainbow Colored Pasta Bracelets

by Marie March 8, 2014
Rainbow Colored Pasta for Crafting Bracelets.jpg

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 pipe cleaners and following the rainbow pattern as we bead our pasta. *See our post […]

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We’re On the Rainbow Loom Bracelet Train

by Marie March 7, 2014
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We have boarded the Rainbow Loom train and can’t get enough! With 3 children, it was bound to be a hit at our house. Although, I have to admit I’ve been making just as many as my kids! These bracelets are great for gifts to give to friends or to wear a different one every day, or […]

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17 DIY Lucky Rainbow Crafts to Make

by Rachel March 6, 2014
17 DIY Lucky Rainbows to Make Felt Rainbow Magnet

Spring is coming! It’s just around the corner. Which also means St. Patrick’s Day is soon too! St. Patrick’s Day crafts are so much fun. Pots of gold, rainbows, and leprechauns! I have found 17 DIY lucky rainbow crafts to get creative with your kids! These rainbows will definitely put a smile on your face! 1. […]

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5 Ways to Eat a Rainbow (minus the food coloring!)

by Amy March 5, 2014
Rainbow fruit cups

March is our favorite rainbow-spotting month! Whether you are planning a special St. Patrick’s Day meal or celebrating the coming of spring, a colorful rainbow-inspired meal is a fun way to cook alongside your kids. I can never bring myself to use oodles of food coloring in my kids’ meals, so I’m looking to the […]

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Book Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

by Matt March 4, 2014
The BFG by Roald Dahl Book Review

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing reviews each month for some of his favorite books. I’m going to let him take […]

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Puffy Paint Rainbow Cards + $300 Giveaway

by Marie March 3, 2014
Puffy Paint Rainbow Cards makeandtakes.com

We’re making a few festive rainbow cards for spring using little dots of puffy paint. Puffy paint has such a fun texture to it, making your cards pop out and come to life. With these darling rainbow cards, we’re painting lots of little dots for each color to our rainbow pictures. A little goes a […]

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10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun

by Rachel March 2, 2014
10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun

Leprechauns are sneaky little guys! I’ve rounded up 10 ways to catch a leprechaun. Get your kids involved in the catching for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! 1. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap: This rainbow trap from Playing with Words 365 is the perfect way to entice that little leprechaun! 2. Leprechaun Trap Cake: Bake up this green […]

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27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

by Marie February 28, 2014
27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials makeandtakes.com

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 month. It was Crochet-A-Day success! All of these patterns and tutorials are projects you can […]

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The Cronut Craze

by Rachel February 28, 2014
Cronuts

Have you tried cronuts yet? They are croissants that are shaped and fried like donuts! I made them with my girlfriends a few months ago and they were so SO yummy. I found this recipe for cronuts from Amanda of A Life Well Lived and they look so delicious that I wish I could eat […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Ruffles Scarf Pattern

by Marie February 27, 2014
Ruffles Yarn Crochet Scarf Tutorial #crochetaday

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 this super cute Crochet Ruffles Scarf! I’m sure you’ve seen this ruffle yarn at the […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Jelly Bean Scarf

by Marie February 26, 2014
Jelly Bean Crochet Scarf from twinkiechan.com

We have one more featured pattern to showcase for our Crochet-A-Day series! How fun is this Jelly Bean Scarf from the pink and lovely Twinkie Chan?! In fact, all the scarves she makes are fun, fancy, and usually food! You could easily crochet 1 or 2, maybe even 5 of these jelly beans in just […]

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Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn

by Nina February 26, 2014
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The 86th Academy Awards are now only a few days away, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve watched the Academy Awards ever since I can remember.  My mom has always liked watching the red carpet events and my dad liked watching the actual awards ceremony.  I had no idea what any of it was […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Boot Cuffs

by Francine February 25, 2014
Crochet Boot Cuffs Tutorial by Francine Clouden at Make & Takes-18

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. Plus how cute are they? I love how I can add a pop of colour […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Easy Crochet Hacky Sack

by Marie February 24, 2014
Amigurumi Crochet Hacky Sack Pattern by handsoccupied.com for @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

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 Sack!  Guest post from Heidi of Hands Occupied These hacky sacks are so addictive to […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 9 Crochet Animal Appliqués

by Marie February 23, 2014
Owl Applique Crochet Pattern from lovethebluebird.blogspot.ca

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, totes, or even set in a frame for a child’s bedroom display! We’re partnering with Darice.com for […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Heart and Flower Crochet Necklaces

by Marie February 22, 2014
Crochet Mini Flower Necklaces @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We are cruising along with our Crochet-A-Day series this month. How is it going? Have you been following along? I hope some of you have been inspired to pick up a hook and some yarn! Start with a simple chain stitch necklace, chain stitch wrapping ribbon, or a crochet bracelet with a button. I have another […]

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