Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Treats

by Marie December 11, 2013
Making Crescent Roll Christmas Trees @makeandtakes.com

You can’t have the holidays without a few baked treats in the mix. We’re making fun and festive Crescent Roll Christmas Trees for a delicious dessert. These are a perfect treat to make as you decorate your Christmas tree or after you head out with the family on an ice skating adventure! We’ve also created […]

Read more →

Kid-Friendly Beaded Star Gift Tags

by Marie December 10, 2013
DIY Beaded Star Gift Tag @makeandtakes.com

During the holidays, the kids want to be a part of it all. Even the gift wrapping. Have them help make these darling Star Beaded Gift Tags to add to any present for their family and friends. And this gift tag can be part of the gift as well, turning it into an ornament for […]

Read more →

Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

by Amy December 9, 2013
Holly Card Christmas Craft for kids

My girls and I love adding homemade touches to gifts, especially at Christmas time. We made some sweet and simple holly cards, which are perfect for mailing to grandparents, hand-delivering to teachers, or using as gift tags. Need a lot of cards? These are easy to make assembly-line style, too! Supplies for Jolly Holly Christmas […]

Read more →

DIY Personalized Christmas Mug

by Rachel December 8, 2013
8394873_orig

I always love a good homemade gift. They are personal, fun to make, and it shows the receiver that you really care. These “cup of cheer” personalized mugs that I spotted on the M&T Spotlight page are the perfect DIY gift! The Spark & Chemistry blog shows us just how easy and fun these mugs are to […]

Read more →

Gingerbread Granola

by Amy December 5, 2013
Cooking gingerbread granola with kids

I like to have a few easy and festive meal ideas up my sleeve for the month of December – something to make an ordinary breakfast, lunch, or dinner a little special. We might make gingerbread boy and girl pizzas, eat dinner by candlelight, or have Santa pancakes on a weekend morning. For another fun […]

Read more →

Our Hiking Scavenger Hunt Adventure + Video

by Marie December 4, 2013
Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids @makeandtakes.com

We’re all ready to go on our hiking adventure with our scavenger hunt. We packed up the car, printed out our Hiking Scavenger Hunt printable, and headed out for an outdoor adventure. Happily, I’m partnering with Subaru once again as we go out exploring with the kids. Watch our fun family video of our scavenger hunt hike. (There […]

Read more →

Crafting Cards with Washi Tape Trees

by Marie December 3, 2013
Crafting Washi Tape Holiday Trees @makeandtakes.com

We’re crafting up holiday cards for friends and neighbors. I’m using washi tape to make a few holiday trees, perfect for attaching to a Christmas present. These are super simple to make, adding just a little festive touch to your gift. Supplies for Washi Tape Trees: washi tape – all colors cardstock paper or pre-folded […]

Read more →

Stamping Holiday Trees with Paper Tubes

by Marie December 2, 2013
Stamping Tree Cards with Paper Tubes @makeandtakes.com

We love stamping with paper tubes, they make very kid-friendly painting materials. And now we’re stamping up a paper tube storm for the holiday season with festive triangle trees. Stamp your trees onto folded cards for a fun DIY gift to give to neighbors and friends this holiday season. Supplies for Paper Tube Holiday Tree […]

Read more →

Celebrate the Holidays with the ABC’s

by Marie November 29, 2013
Holiday ABC Collage

Join us in celebrating the holidays this season from A to Z. We’re crafting advents and icicles, trees and yarn poms. Find all sorts of fun crafts and activities for the whole family in our Holiday ABC series. Holiday activities from A to Z! A is for Advent . B is for Bells . C is for Candy Cane . D […]

Read more →

5 Things I’m Thankful For This Holiday Season

by Marie November 28, 2013
Turkey Headbands

I have a lot of things to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday and I’d love to share a few of them with you. 1. My fun little family. A darling mom, and random stranger, took this photo of my family the other night as we were watching the sunset. If you know Seattle, […]

Read more →

Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

by Marie November 27, 2013
Tinkering with littleBits @makeandtakes.com

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic pieces that fit together magnetically, making it super simple to build mini machines. Or even big machines. If you use their parts, add in some things from around the house like recycled […]

Read more →

Really Big and Awesome DIY Instagram Art!

by Rachel November 27, 2013
instagram-art-living-room

Are you guys obsessed with Instagram as much as I am? I think I have over 1,000 photo posts on my account….yikes that’s a lot! I am always trying to think of things to do with all of those cute pictures I have taken. I was looking through the M&T Spotlight page and saw this DIY Instagram […]

Read more →

Caramel Spice Thumbprint Cookies

by Rachel November 26, 2013
caramel-spice-cake-mix-thumbprint-cookies-recipe

Does your mouth start to water when you look at these cookies from the M&T Spotlight page? Because mine definitely does! Caramel, white chocolate, and chopped pecans all in one cookie? Yes, please. I feel like these thumbprint cookies from Trish of Mom On Timeout would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving dinner or any holiday party […]

Read more →

Gift Guide for Your Little Bookworm

by Marie November 26, 2013
Pete the Cat Books

I’ve recently signed up with Ebay to start gathering super cool items for a gift guide collection. Today I’m featuring some of the books I’ve collected in one handy place for your little bookworm. Be sure to check it out and follow my collection. So many are my favorites. Classics, must-haves, and books for kid-friendly fun! […]

Read more →

Craft a Magazine Collage Menorah for Hanukkah

by Marie November 25, 2013
Paper Menorah Hanukkah Craft with Kids @makeandtakes.com

Hanukkah is ready to begin this week, the evening of Wednesday November 27th. Help your children celebrate this Festival of Lights by creating a magazine collage menorah. We were counting 8 nights of Hanukkah by adding a yellow magazine paper to each candle. You can also create a 9th candle holder to your menorah for […]

Read more →

Frozen Oreo Ice Cream Cake

by Rachel November 24, 2013
xoreo-ice-cream-cake-photo.jpg.pagespeed.ic.jh77NZmiS1

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I am in charge of bringing the desserts to my family Thanksgiving dinner so I need a lot of yummy ideas! I found this Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe from the M&T Spotlight page and instantly thought it would be a huge crowd pleaser! You can find the recipe by Aimee […]

Read more →

10 Advent Calendars for Kids to Celebrate

by Marie November 22, 2013
Advent 1

We’re big fans of counting down to holidays. My kids get excited for upcoming events, yet, sometimes these special events are too far away for their minds to grasp. Advent calendars are a great way to help my kids see the distance for an event, while still feeling like they are getting closer to the […]

Read more →

If You Do Just One Thing for a Green Thanksgiving…

by Sabrena November 21, 2013
Thanksgiving-table-favor-turkey-makeandtakes.com_-300x291 2

Turn Down Your Thermostat. Yes, you read that right. See every year I scour the web for new ideas on greening up Thanksgiving. There’s the old reliables: Plan for leftovers: I even wrote and article about it. Buy local! We’ve talked about it, but so has everyone else! Go organic: too many to name but […]

Read more →

Hiking Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids

by Marie November 20, 2013
Printable for a Hiking Scavenger Hunt @makeandtakes.com

We are an outdoor family. We love to discover new places. Even in the rainy city of Seattle, you’ll see us out and about on some sort of exploration. I’ve recently found a new area for another family hike about 30 minutes away and I’m excited to take the kids. Getting us where we need […]

Read more →

Turkey-Shaped Thanksgiving Place Cards

by Marie November 19, 2013
Thanksgiving Kids Craft Turkey Place Cards makeandtakes.com

While the turkey dinner is in the oven, keep the kids engaged by crafting these fun and festive Thanksgiving Place Cards from over at Craftspiration. Add a little leaf for the turkey feathers on a folded card and set them out for each guest at dinner. Here are Lucy and I crafting for fall with […]

Read more →
© 2007–2014 Make and Takes, All Rights Reserved. Disclosure Statement | Privacy Policy