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preschool

Five Senses Poetry for Kids

I’m thrilled to have Amy of Let’s Explore here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Amy will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for kids. Take it away, Amy… Since my girls were preschoolers, we… Continue Reading →

School Has Begun! How’s it Going?

School has begun! I have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and my little 3 year old just started preschool. It was a big jump going from everyone at home for the summer to now the house is really really quiet…. Continue Reading →

Roar!! Dinosaur Pipe Cleaner Toys

I love pipe cleaners–there are a million things you can do with them! They come in tons of colors, are cheap and readily available at your local craft or dollar store. My three year-old son is just starting to discover… Continue Reading →

Play While You Paint

You might have noticed by now that I am way into mixing art time with playtime. My boys loved this technique: using a (washable) toy to apply paint to paper. We used some old toy cars to roll in paint… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make… Continue Reading →

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had… Continue Reading →

Homemade Memory Game

What’s more fun than playing a game? Making your own game! One of our favorite preschool games is Memory, the matching card game. My son usually plays the official version at Grandma’s house, but we don’t have that game at… Continue Reading →

Kid Art: Textured Paintings

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into… Continue Reading →

When Art Collides With Toast

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art… Continue Reading →

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