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fun with paper

Handcut Fall Leaf Wreath

I don’t own any kind of cutting machine, so when I want to do this kind of project, it means going old school – with a template and scissors! I actually find the process soothing and therapeutic once I get… Continue Reading →

Craft a Paper Punch Picture Frame

Hello! It’s Lucy here again. It’s time for us to make a paper puncher frame! These are fun friendly frames for your kids to make. You can give one to your grandma, grandpa, or anyone you want. Supplies for Paper Punch… Continue Reading →

Cool DIY Cross Hatch Stamps

Homemade stamps are so useful! Not only are they budget-friendly, but you can get really creative with different shapes and sizes! I love this DIY cross hatch stamp from Lines Across! The contrasting lines are playful and super cute. Here… Continue Reading →

My First Origami Kit for Kids

My son loves origami, especially Star Wars Origami. So it was fun to help my girls learn origami with this darling kit. I was sent this kit to test out and it’s a big hit at my house. My First Origami… Continue Reading →

Origami Starburst Wreath

Do you like to decorate your home for each season? I enjoy sprucing things up and putting out a few special decorations, but I really love involving my kids in the decorating. Kid-made decor is my favorite! Here is a… Continue Reading →

Open-Ended Art With Kids: Collages

My favorite kind of activity to do with Kieran is open-ended: those with no particular finished product in mind. I love seeing his creativity blossom this way: he is in total control of the activity, and I never know where… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Origami Yoda Series

May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books… Continue Reading →

Rockin’ Peeps Paper Craft for Spring

This simple little paper craft is just the thing to get you excited for spring. I found these Rockin’ Peeps from Crafty Journal at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think these are exactly the kind of chicks I want… Continue Reading →

Kid Crafted Tassel Banner

I’m excited to introduce a new regular contributor to the Make and Takes team. Please welcome Caroline from Salsa Pie. She’ll be sharing fabulous kid’s crafts and activities once a month! –Marie The other day I started working on a… Continue Reading →

DIY Projects for Your Weekend Crafting

As a contributor over at Babble’s New Home Ec channel, I’m sharing a few of the things I’ve been showcasing over there, just in time for your weekend of crafting! Here are 3 super simple and chic projects. All three… Continue Reading →

Using Up Your Paper Scraps to Make Mosaic Cards

I know we all have a stack of scrapbook paper lying in a pile in our craft corners, am I right? If so, then good thing I spotted these cute and Scrappy Mosaic Cards from Sweet Athena over at the… Continue Reading →

Paper Tube Apple Stamps for Fall

You know us and paper tubes, they are one of my favorite recycled craft supplies. We’ve stamped with them before and our snowman prints and heart shapes. Today we’re making a few fun apple stamps for fall. And I bet… Continue Reading →

Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat with Impress Your Kids

Storybook Summer post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids A few years ago one of my best friends (a teacher) gave me Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau for a birthday gift. Now, why would an adult (even a teacher!)… 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 →

3 Secret Codes to Try With Your Kids

I live with two aspiring secret agents, who sometimes need to send important cryptic messages to each other. In addition to experimenting with lemon juice as invisible ink, we’ve been having loads of fun trying out various secret codes and… Continue Reading →

Get Colorful with Doodle Names

How often do you join in when your kids are creating? Doodle Names is a drawing project that parents and kids can enjoy working on side-by-side. I find that my girls and I always have interesting conversations while we sit… Continue Reading →

Creating Torn Paper Landscapes

Usually paper and scissors go hand-in-hand, but not for this project. We’re tearing paper and layering the pieces to make colorful landscapes. Each one turns out completely unique and beautiful, and all you need is paper and a glue stick…. Continue Reading →

Super-Simple Origami Picture Frames

We like to try making origami from time to time, but we’re definitely still beginners. With only a few simple folds to make, these origami picture frames are a perfect project for kids (and beginner grown-ups, too!). Plus, these little… Continue Reading →

Create Custom Vases for Any Tabletop

I’ve been collecting lots of thrift store glass pieces the last six months: milk glass, sherbet cups, candlestick holders, and plain old glass vases–almost all of it under $1 a piece. It’s so great to have on hand when I… Continue Reading →

Create a Mosaic Earth for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, so now is a great time to teach your kids about the importance of recycling, keeping the earth clean, and making responsible environmental decisions. To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to make this mosaic… Continue Reading →

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