new year

Cheese Straws, Two Ways!

by Nina on December 31, 2013

I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to the Make and Takes team… Nina of Ambrosia. Please welcome Nina, sharing all sorts of fun recipes for us to enjoy. Take it away, Nina: We’re officially in the holiday season home stretch…just one more major holiday to go! Some may see this as a good thing, and others […]

Make a few kid-friendly sparklers to help ring in the new year! My darling daughter Lucy is all by herself in this next video, teaching you how to make these super simple and kid-friendly sparklers! Watch Lucy’s solo debut for a tutorial making Pipe Cleaner Sparklers for New Year’s: We will be showcasing our Craftspiration videos all year […]

The new year can be a time of undue stress and anxiety for me. I’m a goal setter, a list maker AND an altruist: which basically means I could be the poster child for “Resolutions.” There were plenty of articles about goals for greening up your New Year, but one that stood out – Kiera […]

Can you believe we’re another year down? It’s going by way too fast. But alas, 2013 is right around the corner. Start practicing writing your “13″!! We’ll be having some fun with family on New Year’s. Below are ideas for games, crafts, and projects for the kids. New Year’s Eve Poppers: made with wrapping paper […]

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, I’m generally so worn out from Christmas, that all I want to do is curl up in bed with the husband, watch a few episodes of Parks and Recreation on Netflix, and fall into a deep slumber…by 9:00.  Oh, and somehow the 5 kids are all in bed […]

With the new year just around the corner (ah, where has 2011 gone?!)… I’ve been thinking a lot about goals for me and my family. Each year we try to think of a new motto that my family can focus on that year. The theme we decided on for 2012 is: Together we can do […]

New Year’s Eve Poppers

by Marie on December 28, 2010

The kids are getting excited for New Year’s Eve, mostly to bang pots and pans! To add another fun activity to the mix, we’re making some homemade poppers, inspired from Christmas crackers. We’re placing in paper confetti and leftover holiday candy in them for the kids to pop and enjoy! Supplies for New Year’s Eve […]

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, ringing in the new year to come. Even kids want to get in on the fun! So I’ve come up with a way for the kids to say “cheers” to the new year with their own personalized glasses and sparkling cider. Supplies for New Year’s Cups: plastic […]

We’re celebrating the new year with some fun and crafty glasses. We’re getting excited to be heading into 2010 and will be sporting these spectacles as we ring in the new year on Dec. 31st. I don’t know if the kids will last until midnight, but they’ll be rockin’ it with some goofy glasses as […]

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