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Handprint Pumpkin Keepsake

My little October baby is closing in on his first birthday. I have no idea how that is possible, but it makes me want to capture all the memories I can of his little 11-month-old self. So, here is Henry’s… Continue Reading →

DIY Chalkboard Paint and Canvas

It’s back-to-school season and I have chalkboard on my mind! I have long loved everything chalkboard and use it various ways around our home. But this time I wanted to do it with a twist, DIY chalkboard paint! I thought it… Continue Reading →

Give Teacher a High-Five for a Great Year!

Let’s start the year off great by giving your child’s teacher a “high-five”! This is a fun craft to make together by stamping your child’s hand on paper, creating a “high-five” card for a great year! Stamp your child’s painted hand… Continue Reading →

Colorful Painted Craft Sticks

Sometimes, it’s fun to paint or draw on something other than paper. A jumbo craft stick is the perfect canvas for creating a mini-masterpiece. We tried two different painting materials on our craft sticks – watercolors and acrylic craft paints…. Continue Reading →

Watercolor Flags for the 4th of July

If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to… Continue Reading →

Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they… Continue Reading →

Make a Textured Ombre Pen Pot or Vase

My desk needs a bit of sprucing up. My big plan is to sand it completely to remove the stain, and then paint it white, or maybe yellow. In the mean time I decided to work on a smaller project… Continue Reading →

Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

Have time for one more Valentine craft this week? It’s not too late to make a few special cards with your kids and send a little love to family and friends. These stenciled heart cards use simple materials you probably… Continue Reading →

Stamping Holiday Trees with Paper Tubes

We love stamping with paper tubes, they make very kid-friendly painting materials. And now we’re stamping up a paper tube storm for the holiday season with festive triangle trees. Stamp your trees onto folded cards for a fun DIY gift… Continue Reading →

Candy Corn Mason Jar Luminaries

Guest post by Pauline of Club ChicaCircle Hello everyone! I’m so thrilled to be here today sharing this super easy and cute Halloween decoration idea. I love, love, love candy corn! This time of year, it is my weakness. This iconic… Continue Reading →

DIY: Painterly Style Glasses

Okay, let’s be honest, when do parents use fancy glasses? Most of us see delicate glasses and think “My kids would break those in a second!” and we tend to avoid buying them or even using the ones we own…. Continue Reading →

Underwater Silhouette Paintings

Here’s a fun art project that has a little of everything – some painting, a little experimenting with a new technique, cutting, gluing, and drawing. These underwater silhouette paintings start with a watercolored background, plus a little rubbing alcohol to… Continue Reading →

DIY: Paper Roll Bracelets

Last month my kids and I had so much fun making paper roll cuff bracelets that we decided to make some more this weekend! We made all sorts of patterns in the cardboard with a very simple tool: a hole… Continue Reading →

Painted Paper Popsicles – Create Your Own Flavors!

Here is a fun watercolor painting invitation you can set-up for your kids – create your own painted paper popsicles! Sometimes, just a simple change of paper shape makes painting even more interesting. My girls loved experimenting with swirls, stripes,… Continue Reading →

Print Your Own Criss-Cross Pillow Cover

Last month I shared with you a really easy way to make a diamond patterned tablecloth. Today, I’m sharing with you another fabric printing idea that has the potential to transform the look of any room. The best way to… Continue Reading →

DIY Diamond Patterned Tablecloth

This weekend I got the itch to do a little Spring Cleaning and along the way, I crossed a few DIY projects off of my list. One project, to make my own Diamond Patterned Tablecloth, was so easy that I… Continue Reading →

Draw and Paint a Cute and Chubby Piggie

Pigs are my eight-year-old’s favorite animal, so I knew she would enjoy making a cute piggie painting. Our pigs are super-simple to draw, making this a great project for preschoolers and up. You can use round objects to trace, or… Continue Reading →

Paint Drip Planters For Potted Bulbs

Bulb flowers are about to make their triumphant early Spring return and I could not be more thrilled. I’ve been seeing pots of them in various stores, ready to grow and think that this idea for paint drip planters from… Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Paper Tube Stamping

I bet you can guess what we’re stamping for St. Patrick’s Day! Yep, rainbows and shamrocks. We’ve got our paper tube stamp supplies out once again and we’re ready to go. Let’s get stamping! Supplies for Rainbow and Shamrock Paper… 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 →

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