21 Nov

Crafty Read: MAKE and TAKES for KIDS

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, Walmart.com, Wiley.com.

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WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK?

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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16
Shelley SAYS:

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

Reply November 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

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Jena B. SAYS:

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

Reply November 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

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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!

Reply November 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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Shannon C SAYS:

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

Reply November 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

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jessica w. SAYS:

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

Reply November 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

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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! :)

Reply November 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm

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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.

Reply November 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

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nanda SAYS:

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

Reply November 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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Leigh SAYS:

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

Reply November 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

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Carolyn SAYS:

Such a cute book!

Reply November 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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Stacy SAYS:

This looks like a great book!

Reply November 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm

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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!

Reply November 21, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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sarah SAYS:

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

Reply November 22, 2011 at 5:58 am

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Maryellen Sunga SAYS:

Id love use it with my little niece and nephew!

Reply November 22, 2011 at 6:33 am

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Tiffany SAYS:

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

Reply November 22, 2011 at 6:41 am

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