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Lacy Airbrushed Flower Pots

Decorated flower pots have been a go-to gift in our family for a long time. Flower pots are inexpensive and easy to paint, and a new flower or herb is always a welcome gift. As we’ve been getting to know… Continue Reading →

DIY Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

This is the perfect gift for someone needing a little pampering. In fact, I might know a few moms who’d deserve a little TLC this week :) With only 3 ingredients, mix up a batch of this super simple salt… Continue Reading →

Disney Sticker Story Starters + 9 More Disney Crafts

We’re anticipating an upcoming Disney World trip, see our paper chain countdown, and getting excited by making a few sticker story starters to keep us busy as we travel to the Magic Kingdom. We’ve crafted sticker story starters before and they are… Continue Reading →

25 Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s almost the most important day of the year… the day that we celebrate our wonderful moms. Life just wouldn’t be the same without moms and all that they do for us. If your kiddos are wondering what to make… Continue Reading →

Organizing Kids Craft Supplies

If you’re like us, craft supplies are just about everywhere in the house. We have loads of pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and stickers in several different drawers all around. It’s time to get organized. We don’t want one lone pom pom… Continue Reading →

How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

I am proud to say Make and Takes has just passed it’s 8 year anniversary. Can you believe it, 8 years? It’s been one wild ride. Amazing to think I’ve been blogging since 2007, I’ve loved every minute of it! There’s… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Popcorn Party!

We’re celebrating our series all about Exploring Our 5 Senses! Popcorn is not only a delicious snack, it is the perfect food for exploring all 5 senses. An air popper adds great fun to this “snacktivity,” as you listen to,… Continue Reading →

30 Crafts to Make for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciate Week is one of the most important weeks of the year! What would we do without our wonderful teachers? Let’s show our kid’s teachers how much we love and appreciate their hard work with a gift! I’ve found… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Smell

We’re on to the next of the 5 senses in our Exploring Our 5 Senses series. We’ve posted about sight, taste, hearing, and touch. Now we are exploring our sense of smell – smelling all the smells! We’re using items we… Continue Reading →

Disney World Paper Chain Countdown

Our family is heading to Disney World in just a couple weeks for the Disney Social Media Celebration conference, eeeeek! We are all beyond excited! We’ve visited Disneyland a few times as a family, but never Disney World in Florida. We… Continue Reading →

Tips for Improving Your Photography Skills

There are loads of reasons for improving your photography skills. Maybe you want to take better pictures of your kids. Maybe you want to improve your blogging photography, gotta capture that perfect tabletop shot. Or maybe you want to become… Continue Reading →

Coiled Paper Snail Craft

I don’t really love to find these little critters in my garden, but I’ll make an exception for these colorful paper snails. With a few basic supplies, and a little coiling technique, you can make a whole family of snails in… Continue Reading →

24 Coffee Filter Crafts to Make

Coffee filter crafts are one of the easiest kid’s crafts out there. There are a lot of fun ways to craft with coffee filters. Get out your favorite craft supplies and a few coffee filters to create these 24 fun… Continue Reading →

Egg Salad Mason Jar Recipe

Egg salad just might be my favorite of the salads. It goes back to my childhood, my mom was always making us open-faced egg salad on toast. These days I’m trying to go low-carb, so I’m eating more salads. In comes Egg… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Birthday Party Ideas

The family-friendly movie Big Hero 6 has been one of our favorite to watch, over and over again! I may or may not have cried during the movie :) Baymax, the robot healthcare companion, is the most lovable character Disney… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Baymax Crafts

As we gather all sorts of fun crafts and decorations for a Big Hero 6 birthday, since we love the movie so much, we’re coming up with a few fun Baymax inspired ideas. We’re making Big Hero 6 Baymax Frisbee… Continue Reading →

Big Hero 6 Megabot Fridge Magnets

We are in LOVE with the movie, Big Hero 6! It’s one of our family’s favorites, Baymax is such a great character. We’re gearing up to host a Big Hero 6 birthday party and we’re creating all sorts of fun… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Sight

After exploring our hearing, tasting, and touch senses, we’re ready to explore another of our 5 Senses with sight as we go on a Close-Up Photo Scavenger Hunt using our smartphone! We’re putting our excellent eyesight to work with a scavenger hunt around the… Continue Reading →

Spring Flower Airbrush Doormat

I’m a sucker for home decor items made by my kids. I love decorating with their handmade treasures each season, from little toddler handprint art to big kid painted vases. When we had the opportunity to try out the Testors®… Continue Reading →

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