30 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Marie February 22, 2014
St. Patrick's Day 30 Crafts for Kids

We’re ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all sorts of fun crafts, recipes, and activities. From leprechauns and shamrocks to rainbows and gold. Come get creative with some very lucky St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids. Here’s a round up of 30 fun and festive ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Rainbows: 1. Rainbow Pipe Cleaners […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Chunky Crochet Cowl

by Marie February 21, 2014
Crochet This Chunky Cowl in a Day @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

Crocheted scarves are my favorite projects to make, especially for the winter season. For today’s Crochet-A-Day series project, I’m sharing my quick and easy one skein Chunky Crochet Cowl. It’s an infinity scarf crocheted in the round, making it fun and easy to wear anytime, anywhere! My new obsession with scarves is using chunky yarn, […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Choosing the Perfect Yarn & Stitch

by Marie February 20, 2014
CrochetADay Tweed Stripes Lion Brand Yarn

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Brandyce from Lion Brand Yarn sharing all sorts of different ways to choose the perfect yarn and stitch for your project.  One of the most important decisions to make when beginning a new project is figuring out what type of yarn you want to work with. You have […]

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Save Energy & Your Valuables

by Sabrena February 20, 2014
Holding the world in your hands

It sounds cooler to say “I was robbed,” but I guess if we’re being grammatically correct, the term would be “burglarized.” I don’t tell you this to put a damper on your mood. Make and Takes is a place we come to for joy and to find fun and positive ideas for our kids and […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 4 Fab Crochet Tips and Tricks

by Marie February 19, 2014
4 Crochet Tips and Tricks

I’m always looking for better ways to crochet and finding little tips and tricks that can help improve my skills. Today I’m featuring 4 fabulous crochet tips and tricks for our Crochet-A-Day series. I’m happy to be partnering with Lion Brand Yarn this week on some great crochet projects. They have loads of fabulous projects […]

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9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

by Rachel February 19, 2014
Dr. Seuss Crafts to Make

What would the world of children’s books be like if it wasn’t for Dr. Seuss? We are celebrating his 110th birthday coming up on March 2nd. Can you believe it? When I was little, I had One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish memorized from cover to cover! Here are 9 creative ways to […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Double Crochet Baby Blanket

by Marie February 18, 2014
Crochet Baby Blanket by lisettewoltermckinley.com for @makeandtakes.com

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lisette of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, sharing a guest post for her double crochet baby blanket pattern. Lisette is the one who inspired me in the beginning, just over a year ago, to learn to crochet. Read below for Lisette’s story, crocheting for Teeny Tears, and her […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 4 Crochet Flower Patterns

by Marie February 17, 2014
4 Crochet Flower Patterns to Make

We’ve got 4 super sweet crochet flower patterns to feature today for our Crochet-A-Day series. You’ll want to try your hand at all of them, making a lovely crochet floral bouquet! 1. Quick 5 Minute Crochet Flowers: This quick and easy patten for flowers comes from Sara of Creative Jewish Mom. These would make great […]

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Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

by Amy February 17, 2014
Crazy paper hats inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn ourselves into silly Seuss-inspired characters by making our own crazy paper hats. These wild hats […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Star Patterns

by Marie February 16, 2014
Crochet Star Patterns @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We’re featuring 2 different patterns for crochet stars for our Crochet-A-Day series. Each are very different, but both are darling! I suggest you try your hand at both. 1. Simple Star with a Border: I love this pattern for a star with a different colored edge. This comes from Matt of According to Matt. He […]

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4 Crafty Projects to Celebrate The Lorax

by Marie February 16, 2014

We love to celebrate our storytime reading with fun crafts and activities to further our learning and exploration of our books. With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, I’m highlighting 4 activities to craft for one of my favorite books, The Lorax. Here are 4 activities to celebrate The Lorax! 1. Truffula Tree […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Hand Warmers

by Marie February 15, 2014
Crocheting Hand Warmers for Winter

Tis’ the season for a little extra warmth and these Crochet Hand Warmers from our next Crochet-A-Day series project will do just the trick! We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to ConsumerCrafts.com to buy all your yarn supplies for our Crochet-A-Day projects. They make it super simple […]

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Let’s Get Creative at the Craftcation Conference

by Marie February 14, 2014

I’m getting excited to attend the Craftcation Conference this April for creative makers. There will be all kinds of craft talk and craft shop. Panels, workshops, and a pop up shop too! The speaker line up is amazing, all my craft crushes. And happily, I’ll be speaking too. I’m teaching a crochet workshop – come […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Scalloped Headband

by Marie February 14, 2014
Scalloped Headband Crochet Pattern by hopefulhoney.com @makeandtakes.com

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Olivia of Hopeful Honey sharing a fun and fancy Crochet Scalloped Headband. It’s the perfect accessory to whip up in a day! Guest post by Olivia of Hopeful Honey Supplies for Crochet Scalloped Headband: 5.00mm Crochet Hook (size H) 50g 8ply Yarn Scissors Tapestry/Wool Needle Finished Size This headband fits […]

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Crochet-A-Day: 3 Crochet Coffee Cozy Patterns

by Marie February 13, 2014
Crochet Coffee Cozy with Heart Applique by skiptomylou.org

We want to keep those hot drinks nice and cozy with these featured crochet patterns for a coffee cozy, perfect for our Crochet-A-Day series. I’ve found 3 fabulous patterns for a coffee cozy, all a little different to fit your favorite drink’s needs. 1. Crochet Coffee Cozy with a Button: This pattern from Amy of One […]

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Recycled Cereal Box Jet Packs

by Rachel February 13, 2014
Kids Craft Recycled Box Jet Pack

Get your kid’s imagination soaring with these awesome recycled cereal box jet packs from Small Fry! It’s a fast and easy project that will have your kid’s playing for hours! This craft is super fun, simple, and makes for the perfect play time activity! Here are more fun play time projects: Mini Lightsabers Nature Playtime […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bookmark

by Marie February 12, 2014
Time to Read with Your Crochet Bookmark @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We have a book-tastic pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series. We’re stitching up a few Crochet Bookmarks to help save our spots in our favorite books. We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to ConsumerCrafts.com to buy all your yarn supplies for our Crochet-A-Day projects. They make it super […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Heart & Printable #Love Card

by Francine February 11, 2014
Crochet Heart Tutorial for Valentine's Day with Printable Card-10

Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series for a Crochet Heart and Printable #Love Card. Say hello! We don’t make a huge […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Butterflies

by Marie February 10, 2014
How to Crochet a Butterfly from littlebirdiesecrets.com

Yarn is a flutterin’ with these Crochet Butterflies we’re featuring for our Crochet-A-Day series. These cute little butterflies are found over at Little Birdie Secrets! There are 3 different sizes to crochet, small, medium, and large, so you’ll have just the right size for your little ones to play with. Or these would make great […]

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Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

by Amy February 10, 2014

Have time for one more Valentine craft this week? It’s not too late to make a few special cards with your kids and send a little love to family and friends. These stenciled heart cards use simple materials you probably have on hand at home. Plus, your kiddos will love painting with some unusual tools, […]

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