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Crafty Read: MAKE and TAKES for KIDS

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Make and Takes for Kids - Kids Craft Book

I’m excited to send a shout out and huge congrats to my friend & fellow blogger Marie LeBaron from the popular and super creative blog Make and Takes on the launch of her very first book: MAKE and TAKES for KIDS! I met Marie when we worked on the very first SocialLuxe Lounge party in Chicago at BlogHer 2009, and instantly fell in love with her crafty, family-oriented blog.

MAKE and TAKES for KIDS features 50 creative and approachable craft projects for kids for throughout the year – each centered around an upcoming holiday or season. One of my favorite aspects of the book is that each playful project requires little preparation, few supplies, and things that can be readily found around your house or at any craft supply store. There’s no need to spend tons of money on craft projects for kids, and it’s amazing what resourcefulness can do… for example check out the adorable little characters directly below (to the right), which are fashioned from egg cartons and googly eyes!

Make and Takes for Kids - Kids Craft Book

Here are a few more examples of the kinds of craft projects you’ll find in the book…from a turkey decked out with leaf rubbing feathers to beaded heart flowers:

Make and Takes for Kids - Kids Craft Book

Make and Takes for Kids - Kids Craft Book

Make and Takes for Kids - Kids Craft Book

Creative recipe ideas are also sprinkled throughout the book – including silly apple sandwiches, monster milkshakes and Father’s Day meatball golf balls!

For more details on MAKE and TAKES for KIDS, check out the full overview on Marie’s blog. It’s available at all major book stores and online at Barnes and NobleAmazon,,



Just post a comment here to enter – you can say anything you like or mention which little one in your life you’d like to get crafty with! Giveaway ends Sunday, November 27th at midnight PST.

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51 responses to “Crafty Read: MAKE and TAKES for KIDS”

  1. Jessica Thurmond says:

    Oh my! I love this book. I want to get crafty with my pre-kindergarten class. I thought I had all the tricks in a bag but these ideas looks like a lot of fun.

  2. Erin Thomas says:

    My sweet Luke would absolutely HEART the fun crafts in this book!

  3. susan says:

    this is totally up my daughter’s alley. it would make a perfect gift for her, and me since we’d get to spend all the time together doing these fab projects.

    thanks for having the give away!


  4. Sonya says:

    my mom had a similar book when I was growing up and I can’t wait to do the same with my own little girl soon

  5. Nicole S. says:

    What a great book for kids!

  6. What a great giveaway! This book would be perfect for our family. My 4 year old loves doing crafts, and his almost 2 year old sister is right behind him. We love to do crafts related to our parties and celebrations–this book would be such a huge hit with my kids.

  7. Jamie says:

    ADORABLE! Always great to have on hand for a rainy day!

  8. Linda H. says:

    I love the potential of this book, especially the part about little prep and few supplies. I volunteer making crafts with kids and sometimes the amount of supplies needed really limits what I can do with them. This book looks like it has great ideas!

  9. Brianne says:

    My son would love this, doing art projects is his favorite thing above all else!

  10. Mindy says:

    my 2 year old girl is such a mini me – I hope she loves crafting too!

  11. Sherri says:

    This non-crafty mom needs this book!

  12. I have 5 younger siblings and one of my own on the way and would love to have this for those summer days home or boring nights after school!

  13. Jenn says:

    Love this! As a preschool teacher, this would be a big hit and so helpful to me when I am planning and am not feeling creative!

  14. suzie says:

    i need this book!!

  15. Lori says:

    This book looks adorable and I KNOW my children would love a chance to win this so we can work on these fun projects together. Thanks!!!

  16. Shelley says:

    It’s already on my Christmas list. I’d love a copy!

  17. Jena B. says:

    I would just LOVE to get this for my wee one! It looks like a fantastic book!

  18. Cami R says:

    I would love to do this with my daughter and all our neighborhood friends! My friends and I try to rotate hosting a craft afternoon each week, and this would give me lots of fresh and fun ideas!

  19. Shannon C says:

    My twin daughters would love it. The kitchen counter is always covered in craft supplies.

  20. jessica w. says:

    I love doing crafts with my nieces and they would love this!