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Colorful Owl Paper Collage

We do a lot of simple paper and glue collage projects at our house – they are no prep, low-mess, and every project turns out uniquely beautiful! We often make more abstract designs, but sometimes it’s fun to collage an… Continue Reading →

Origami Gift Card Holders

I often purchase gift cards as gifts for my daughters, teen nieces and nephews, and teachers. Sometimes, it’s fun to choose your own gift or treat yourself to a coffee or meal. However, I still like to add a personal… Continue Reading →

Silly Pop-Up Monster Cards for Dad

From toddler scribbles to stick-figure family portraits to poetic odes to Dad, homemade cards from the kids are such a sweet part of our Father’s Day celebration. This year, we’re making some silly pop-up monster cards. My two-year-old loves making… Continue Reading →

Torn Paper Sheep Art Project

Recently, my two-year-old has been quite enamored with the book The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn. I can’t say I blame him – those fuzzy little lambs are so adorable! While he wasn’t quite ready to make this art project,… Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Use Post-it Notes

Can you believe it’s been 35 years since the classic canary yellow Post-it Notes came to life? Since then, we’ve seen the Post-it Note so many fun places, even in pop culture. The love note from Grey’s Anatomy, when the lovable duo… Continue Reading →

10 Bird Kids Crafts to Make

We’re going bonkers for birds with all these darling bird inspired crafts for kids. We’ve gathered 10 of the best and birdiest crafts out there! Many of these supplies you already have on hand, so you’ll be ready to craft… Continue Reading →

Paper Airplane Kit – Fun Gift for Kids!

A fun collection of little goodies is one my favorite gifts to give for birthdays. Not only is a paper airplane kit an affordable gift, it also encourages creativity and unplugged play. Win-win! This kit includes supplies for making a variety of planes, plus… Continue Reading →

Heart Shaped Gift Tags

Add a sweet, personal touch to Valentine’s day favors and gifts with our easy to make heart shaped gift tags. Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Long before I met my husband, we used to make cute… Continue Reading →

Paper Weaving Pumpkins

Simple paper crafts are some of my favorites – I can pull out supplies on a moment’s notice and set-up a low-mess art invitation. These paper weaving pumpkins are an easy fall craft for preschoolers and up, with adorable results…. Continue Reading →

Folded Paper Leaf Garland

The arts and crafts my kids make always end up on the wall. We love displaying them all. Even if it’s not really meant to be on the wall. But sometimes I am intentional and ask my kids to do a craft… Continue Reading →

Button, Paper Fun, and Star Wars Mania Book Series

If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you know I love me some craft books. Especially kids craft books! So I’m thrilled to showcase my dear friend, Amanda of Crafts by Amanda, and her new books that have… Continue Reading →

Make an Ancient Toy Thaumatrope

No matter how much fun stuff you have planned for your kids this summer, you will still hear: “I am bored” more times that you would like to. So today I will show you our latest activity that has been… Continue Reading →

Simple Party Poppers

Hey there! I’m Alexis the blogger behind Persia Lou, a craft, crochet, and home decor blog with a modern aesthetic. I’m so excited to be joining in the Get Out and Play Series here at Make and Takes! My kids… Continue Reading →

DIY Paper Spinner

Hi! I’m kimbo from a girl and a glue gun and I’ve got a super fun craft for you to keep the kids entertained this summer, part of the Make and Takes summer series Get Out and Play!!! Craft up… Continue Reading →

Splatter Paint Gift Card Pockets

My girls have a few special teachers they want to thank as summer vacation quickly approaches. We love to add a personal touch to bookstore or coffee shop gift cards. This year, we’re handing out these adorable splatter-painted gift card… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

Wishes for the New Year Accordion Books

It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost here! After the Christmas festivities are over, we have a family tradition of writing our wishes for the new year. Sometimes we make one big family list, and other times we each make… Continue Reading →

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