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toys

Glam Up Plastic Animals for Cool Decor

Yes, I’m loving the plastic animal re-fashion craze! There are so many creative ways to upcycle these fun and fabulous plastic animals. A super cheap and easy way to decorate. I love this Gold Coated Horse from Suburble I came… Continue Reading →

Crafting Angry LOVE Birds

We’ve had a lot of fun with our cute little pom-pom Angry Birds craft. I thought it only fitting that we make some LOVE birds for Valentine’s too! But don’t be fooled, this one is still angry and gonna get… Continue Reading →

DIY ‘I Spy’ Photo Books + 12 Quiet Time Activities

I’m not sure if I should be disappointed or proud of myself.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up.  After years and years of trying to keep my playroom buckets organized, I called it quits.  There used to be a… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Toy Camp

Summer Camp guest post by Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids Welcome to Camp! Yeah, it’s Summer Camp here at Make and Takes. But at our house? We’ve been having Toy Camp! And just what is Toy Camp? And what do do… Continue Reading →

Marcel the Shell Craft

Ever since my brother-in-law introduced us to this adorable video of Marcel The Shell with Shoes On, my kids want to watch it everyday. We decided we had to make a Marcel of our own, complete with pink shoes. Supplies… Continue Reading →

Donating Your Toys to Charity

We’ve collected a lot of toys over the last 8 years of having children and our playroom was at it’s limit with clutter. We decided it was time to make some big decisions and clean it out, I mean really… Continue Reading →

Crafting with Angry Birds

We’ve joined the Angry Birds craze. These little birds are everywhere, but we can’t seem to get enough. Today we’re crafting little angry bird yarn poms, crashing down our tower of greedy little pigs. Supplies for Angry Bird Poms: yarn… Continue Reading →

Toss Around This Toddler Approved Toy Football

Football season has begun! We’re making yummy football treats and tossing around soft football toys. These will hopefully be a little softer and easier on your household items as they get tossed around while you watch the game! Supplies for… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Bella Luna Toys

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… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: My Printies Animal Pets

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #10 Wendy, #73 Carrie Lim, #90 Margo, #102 Hilary S., #108 Pepper. I’ll be emailing you to get you your prize. Have fun with My Printies! My Printies… 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 →

Ready, Set… Mashoonga!

My brother, Bryan, introduced me to the art of Mashoonga and we are loving these fun fighting flinging foam toys. Here’s a video Bryan put together of his son’s birthday (Bryan is the mean ugly Ogre at the end :)… Continue Reading →

Toys Making a Comeback

Come take a poll over at Blissful Kids to see what toys your kids are wishing for that you may have played with as a youngster. Maybe Care Bears or Transformers?

Toy Bowling

Our Happy Meal prizes and Dollar Store figurines are coming in handy with Toy Bowling. My son has been wanting to go bowling and started to learn some of the lingo, like “strike” and I need a “spare”. So I… Continue Reading →

Floating Sponge Boats

Once the sun shines down long enough to warm our faces, my kids want to play in the water. So here we are floating our sponge boats in the backyard water table. Supplies for Sponge Boats: scrub sponges – I… Continue Reading →

Ice Cube Tub Time

Cold ice mixed with hot water makes for fun in the tub. I just ran across this tub time activity from Rookie Moms that will have your kids begging for a bath twice a day (is that good or bad?)…. Continue Reading →

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