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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. Emily says:

    I am a nanny for several families and I love doing crafts with the kids but sometimes I need extra ideas, and this would surely help! :)

  2. Cat says:

    Well, hes a bit too young to get crafty with yet (4 weeks), but I am very excited to create with Jasper as he gets bigger.

  3. nanda says:

    My 2 little ones will be in Heaven with that ( and the mom much more:)

  4. Leigh says:

    My girls would love to do the projects in this book. We are always looking for new ideas. Please let us win!

  5. Carolyn says:

    Such a cute book!

  6. Stacy says:

    This looks like a great book!

  7. PYR says:

    I have 4 kids (oldest is 6) and during the winter afternoons when there is no playground, I am always looking for fun indoor projects to do with the kids. This book would be perfect!

  8. sarah says:

    I have just started crafting with my 2 1/2 year old twins, we would love this book!

  9. Maryellen Sunga says:

    Id love use it with my little niece and nephew!

  10. Tiffany says:

    I have a growing little boy that needs lots of activities! This would be fun!

  11. Hui says:

    Our only son would love this!

  12. Sandy says:

    With the holidays around the corner, and money so tight this would be perfect for my grarddaughter. At 2 1/2 she wants to do everything by herself and then is so proud with whatever she does. And who wouldn’t love a gift made by her:)

  13. Alice H says:

    What a great giveaway. I would definitely use this book with my toddler and even my older 2 would probably get involved.

  14. amy says:

    thanks for all the fun giveaway contests!

  15. Talia says:

    Our school would love this book!

  16. Laurie says:

    My two girls LOVE crafts. We live in rainy Seattle so we are always looking for fun things to do indoors. Crafts are always top on their list and they love when I introduce new things for them to do! This book would be perfect!!

  17. emilie says:

    My 6yr neice and I live far from each other but see each other at least twice a month and one of those times is craft day. She would love this book.

  18. sara walker says:

    This book is so cute!! I’m always looking for fun crafts to have the little ones do and get to show off to everyone!! I have to get this book!!

  19. charityboren says:

    This looks like it would be great!

  20. Mansi says:

    I’d love to get my hands on this book so I can do some fun, creative and educational stuff with my 2-year old girl! IN winter, its hard to keep them entertained indoors as it gets dark, gloomy and chilly outside, and this book would be a godsend!:)