Holidays

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays from the Make and Takes team!

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full effect! At this time of year, it seems especially odd to think of raising kids in a time when parents worried about children “getting enough stimulation.” With a two year old that is more-than-comfortable with a smart phone and a four year old who already battles […]

Easter is around the corner, and spring too hopefully! Get in the spirit by making this pretty adorable yarn egg wreath from the Sweet Survival I found over at the Make and Takes Spotlight.   More great Easter links below: Q-tip bunny for Easter Neon puffy paint Easter eggs Easter bunting with plastic eggs Plastic […]

We’re showcasing all things winter for the letter W and our Holiday ABC series. These are crafts to get you excited about the winter season over the next few months. Coffee Filter Snowflakes: We love to use coffee filters to make our snowflakes. It gives them a circle shape, already pre-cut in the perfect symmetrical shape. […]

With the holidays near, I’m sure you’re looking for all kinds of things to bake, craft and sew! Well, my good friends Kelly of According to Kelly, Rachel of Southern Fairytale, and Cindy of Skip to My Lou are at it again this year with another round of Holiday Bake, Craft, and Sew. Follow along […]

I have a really hard time decorating for holidays. We’ve moved just about 9 times in the last six years so it’s a feat if I even get regular decorations on the walls. And I just haven’t felt the motivation to buy anything that I’ll have to pack up and move in a few short […]

With the countdown to Christmas approaching single digits tomorrow, chances are that at this point you’re not obsessing about how to make things more eco-friendly (that’s not a judgment, just an educated guess). Life has a sneaky way of trumping altruism, but there’s still time to make green choices before the Fat Man descends down […]

I’ve got the fabulously talented Juliann Law of PB J&J here, with a Free Printable for the holiday season. It’s time to count down the holidays and we’re sharing a fun Christmas Countdown, a puzzle for the kids to create. You could hang it on your fridge, add it to a frame on the fireplace […]

It’s that time of year… the holidays are here! The turkey has been cooked, eaten, and made into leftovers for sandwiches. It’s now time to start spreading the holiday cheer. And what better way to do it than decorating the house with all the festive frills and flare. In our family, we celebrate Christmas and […]

It’s time to talk a little turkey. I’ve chosen 6 darling turkey crafts from over at the M&T Spotlight that would be a perfect activity to celebrate the upcoming thankful holiday. Gobble Gobble! **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Advent Calendar ideas, as it’s time to countdown to the December holidays, link up at Spotlight. […]

A few weeks back I participated in a fun round up of handmade craft projects for the holidays. The lovely hosts Kelly of According to Kelly, Cindy of Skip to My Lou, and Rachel of A Southern Fairytale put together 30 days of baking, crafting, and sewing. I contributed this fun handmade felt envelope. It’s […]

If your kids can’t wait until Friday to light up a few fireworks, then this Firecracker Craft is the perfect way to celebrate early. Bubble wrap is placed inside, making a great popping noise maker. This is a fun and easy 4th of July craft the kids will go bonkers for. Supplies for Fire Cracker: […]

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