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crafts for kids

Happy Handmade – Kids Craft eBook

*+-I’m a HUGE fan of a good kids craft book, so I’m thrilled to share a new and fabulous one that just popped up on the scene… Happy Handmade. It’s a collaboration of 17 craft bloggers from around the world,… Continue Reading →

6 Airplane Busy Bag Ideas

*+-Traveling with kids this year? Flying to some fabulous family-friendly destination? Then you’re going to want to fill a busy bag full of crafts and activities to entertain your little ones! These ideas are simple enough to prep ahead of time and… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2014

*+-How is it already 2015?! Time flies when you’re craftin’ fun! A big THANK YOU to all our readers here at Make and Takes. You help keep us crafting up a storm all year long!! Here’s a round up of all the… Continue Reading →

Felt Goodie Bag for Teacher

*+-With back to school creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking how we can celebrate the new year! We love to gift our teacher with something for the start of the new year, helping them feel loved and… Continue Reading →

Draw, Cut, and Collage an Abstract Art Project

*+-My girls love the freedom of creating abstract art projects. They can experiment with colors, shapes, and lines and really enjoy the creative process. For this project, we’re basically making a piece of art, cutting it up, and gluing it… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

*+-This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

Negative Shape Collages

*+-Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape… Continue Reading →

Paper Cube Sculptures

*+-Here’s a fun craft-meets-construction activity to try, colorful paper cube sculptures. With just paper and glue, you can create 3-D cubes that can be stacked or glued together to create a larger sculpture. Once you show your kids the simple technique,… Continue Reading →

Just Us Girls Craft Book

*+-Looking for a fun craft book for a fun girly weekend? Actually, most of the boys would love these crafts too. The brand new darling craft book, Just Us Girls, is just what you need. There are 48 art and… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Envelope Hand Puppets

*+-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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

*+-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,… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Lovebird Paper Garland

*+-Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird… Continue Reading →

Thankful Wind Spinners

*+-While we try to practice gratitude year-round, it’s always nice to give it some extra focus around Thanksgiving time. I love for my girls to record a list in some way of all the things they are thankful for. It’s… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Dad with a Fun DIY Spinner Card

*+-We don’t usually give big gifts for Father’s Day, but we do like to celebrate Dad with a day of relaxation and yummy goodies. This year, Dad will get to spin for special treats throughout the day with our homemade… Continue Reading →

DIY Captain America Super Hero Shield

*+-Help your little super hero get ready to save the world with this DIY Captain America shield tutorial from Tales Of The Scotts I found at the M&T Spotlight. More Kid’s Crafts Here: Silly Shape Drawing Game Marshmallows and Toothpicks… Continue Reading →

Colorful Stained Glass Kites

*+-How’s the weather in your part of the world right now? We are definitely seeing some signs of spring here in California (including sniffly noses and itchy eyes). My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for kite-flying…. Continue Reading →

Felt Monsters Are “Sew” Much Fun!

*+-I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football… Continue Reading →

Bust the Boredom with This Pool Noodle Marble Run!

*+-Going a little stir-crazy stuck inside with the kids? Break out the pool noodles and make this super awesome marble run from Inner Child Fun I spotted via the Make and Takes Spotlight! More great activities with the kids: Edible… Continue Reading →

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