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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. Anna says:

    I love coming up with creative ways to bless and spend time with my niece. I would love to win a copy of this book!

  2. skylexa says:

    I love this, I would love this for my little kiddies in my class

  3. Margaret says:

    My boyfriend is doing an after-school program with children and I know they would get a kick out of these cute ideas–especially the egg carton characters… those are too great! I also think my boyfriend would enjoy these crafts… :)

    Happy early Thanksgiving!


  4. Anne says:

    Oh, my little guy would LOVE this!

  5. Missy M. says:

    I would love this to use with my 4 year old and her best friend

  6. Susan D says:

    my 2 year old son would love making these crafts!

  7. Andrea says:

    My 4 year old loves arts and crafts! This would be perfect for her!

  8. Danielle says:

    My little guy would love something like this, as would I! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  9. Shanna D. says:

    I can’t wait to do these kind of projects with my little girl! She isn’t quite old enough but it will be fun when the time comes!

  10. Erin says:

    I would love to make the crafts with my kids!! I love those egg carton characters.

  11. Maryx says:

    My niece and I are avid crafters and just can’t get enough of these makes and takes! We have craft nights more often than I have party nights with my friends, I’m sure! This would be a great addition to our get togethers.

    Great blog girls! I just can’t get enough!