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Make Leather Bookmarks for Father’s Day Gifts

I recently came across a leather artisan who was selling leather scraps and scooped up a bunch for crafting. I couldn’t wait to use some in a project, and what better medium to use for gifts for dads? With Father’s Day… Continue Reading →

Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bookmark

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… Continue Reading →

Gift Guide for Your Little Bookworm

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… Continue Reading →

Yarn Wrapped Mummy Ghost Bookmarks

My daughter and I are at it again with a Halloween craft over at Craftspiration. These Mummy Ghost Bookmarks are a perfect craft to make and take for a Halloween party with family, friends, or classmates. It’s also a great… Continue Reading →

Sticker Storybook Starters

We are big fans of stickers. But sometimes they are over and done with too quickly. So we’re making Sticker Storybook Starters to get creative and help them last a little longer. These little story book starters are a perfect… Continue Reading →

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

9 Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

What better gift for dad than something homemade from the heart. Kids will love to craft up a silly snake tie, a monster bookmark, or even some family fridge magnets! Here are 9 fabulous Father’s Day crafts to make this… Continue Reading →

The Artful Parent Resource Book

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s… Continue Reading →

Paint Chip and Pom-Pom Bookmarks

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my children enjoying a good book! Well, almost nothing. A simple craft project that has a great purpose is also one of my favorite things! Today’s craft project (which can be for your kids and you) is… Continue Reading →

Instagram Giveaway for One of 3 M&T Books!

Yes, you wanna win one of these!! I’ve got 3 Make and Takes for Kids books up for grabs over on Instagram! To Enter to WIN one of 3 MT books: follow @makeandtakes on Instagram upload any fun crafty photo of… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Reading Corner: Thanksgiving Stories

It’s time for another episode of Make and Takes Reading Corner for the month of November. Be sure to pick these up at the library and keep them at the kids table while the turkey dinner is cookin’! Watch our video… Continue Reading →

Making Scratch Off Paper with Recycled Books

How cool is this project from Morena of Morena’s Corner? I can’t get over it, I want to make these now! Found over at the M&T Spotlight, this project is on our weekend to-do list. I love that these are… Continue Reading →

Join the Virtual Book Club for Kids

I love this idea for a series I found over at the M&T Spotlight. It’s a Virtual Book Club for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On it, Toddler Approved and Mommy and Me Book Club. Each month they will have a… Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows with Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Storybook Summer post by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles At the beginning of the summer my girls and I selected a few books that we would read as a group. Most afternoons we gather around, inside or out, and I read… Continue Reading →

Babble Round Up: Olympic Games, Reading, Beach Trips and NYC

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time… Continue Reading →

DIY ‘I Spy’ Photo Books + 12 Quiet Time Activities

I’m not sure if I should be disappointed or proud of myself.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up.  After years and years of trying to keep my playroom buckets organized, I called it quits.  There used to be a… Continue Reading →

How to Keep the Kids Reading This Summer!

My children think I’m so mean.  I make them READ in the summer.  I know.  30 minutes a day, minimum.  Between Spongebob and neighborhood kids calling their name, it can be an uphill battle.  But, if I can just get… Continue Reading →

Pinterest, Books, Graduation, and My New Column at Babble

I’ve got a lot to share with you today, a round up of sorts for some of the things I have going on outside of Make and Takes. First off, I’m so excited to have my own brand new blog… Continue Reading →

Blossoms, Banners, and Books, Oh My!

I’ve got a few fun posts to share that I’ve been writing around the blogosphere. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to for Spring! Tissue Paper Blossom Art: make some Spring art with tissue paper for blossoms over… Continue Reading →

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