pretend play

This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really enjoyed crafting these up with me, and he managed all the steps by himself. Supplies […]

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I love craft projects that can be carried off and used for playtime, and puppets are the perfect craft for sparking some creative pretend play. We had great fun making these super-simple and adorable puppets using envelopes and other supplies we found around the house. Start by sealing your envelope and cutting it in half. […]

Dress Up Wedding Veils

by Marie on April 25, 2011

My girls are having fun with their new dress up wedding veils. We’re singing, “I’m getting married in the morning“! These wedding veils are simple to make and fun to wear for playtime. I almost want to make a third one for myself! Supplies for Dress Up Wedding Veil: white headband 2×3 feet white tulle […]

When you don’t have money for a new toy, get creative and make your own out of recycled cardboard. I made two flip-type cell phones out of cardboard for my sons, and they played with them for hours. Kids have big imaginations, and often get more fun out of simple (REALLY simple) toys than they […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. #316 Jeanette is our winner. Have fun playing pretend under the table! I am in LOVE with these fabric playhouses by Julie of Miss Pretty Pretty. It’s such a great idea for a playhouse and her designs are absolutely darling. My kids are over the […]

Giveaway: Bella Luna Toys

by Marie on June 11, 2010

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. #92 Emily is the winner of some fabulous toys. Have fun getting creative! Oh, oh, oh! I am so happy to be able to showcase this fabulous shop. I promise you will be in love with Bella Luna Toys! As a Make and Takes sponsor, […]

I was a guest over at Money Saving Mom last week, posting a fun craft for recycling your grocery ads into Playtime Menus. My kids love picking out which food to use for the menus and how much to price it at! Head on over to Money Saving Mom for the how-to. And, if you […]

These dainty little treats are a hit in the kitchen, a play kitchen that is. My kids puts these on a small tray I bought at the dollar store and bring them to us to taste. Follow my how-to for these fun Felt Sugar Cookies. First, you will need felt, embroidery thread, needle, and batting. […]

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