Creative Child

Marie LeBaron

Marie LeBaron is the founder and managing editor of the popular parenting blog Make and Takes, and author of the book Make and Takes for Kids. She’s a mother of 3 living in Seattle. There’s always some sort of project going on in her home, her kitchen table is often cluttered with crafts. When she’s not crafting and creating with her kids, she loves to read, crochet, and blog!

Articles by Marie

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas: Pop Out Heart Valentine

Gift your Valentine with a super sweet heart pop out card kids craft. Family and friends will love to receive a fun Valentine's Day card with a pop out surprise!

Craft Ideas: Foam Heart Friendship Necklaces

Looking for a great Valentine's Day Craft Idea? Try these cute Foam Heart Friendship Necklaces!

Craft Ideas: Cotton Ball Winter Painting

Kids will love painting with cotton balls, giving them a new tool to use as they paint, as well as making fun designs for winter.

Firework Stamp Craft

Looking at creative fun art projects for kids this week, we are stamping paper tubes into paint to create a fun, festive firework show!

Craft Ideas: Crafty Felt Stitched Ornaments

Make a few of these handmade ornaments to hang on your tree. They are a simple and sweet craft idea to add to your holiday decorations!

Craft Idea: Painted Napkin Holders

With the holidays approaching add a little crafty DIY to your dinner parties. Here is a fun creative craft idea the kids can help with, making the table setting much more festive, with these paper tube painted napkin holders!

Q-tip Painted Trees

We are getting ready for holiday gift giving by crafting some handmade cards!

Watercolor Thanksgiving Place Cards

We are getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner by making some handmade place cards for the dining table.

Stained Glass Window Turkeys

We are decorating the house for the Thanksgiving holiday by crafting these fun window displays.

Pumpkin Yarn Art

We're crafting fun projects to help us decorate our home for the fall season. These pumpkins created from yarn are just the thing to add that handmade holiday touch to your home decor.

Monster Felt Puppets

Of course, during the Halloween holiday, it’s fun to dress up and decorate with spooky creatures. But monsters are fun all of the time! We’re crafting these “monsterific” felt puppets to help give a scare.

Kids Kitchen: Apple Pie Tortillas

Need a great but simple snack that your little ones can help make? Make this kids kitchen tasty apple treat!

Pumpkin Beaded Pipe Cleaners

We are seeing so many different shapes and sizes of pumpkins all around our neighborhood. So we thought we'd bring some of the pumpkin fun indoors with a super simple craft for kids.

Apple-Shaped Straw Buddies

With the fall season upon us, it's time to craft up some apple projects. These apple-shaped straw buddies are great for kids to make and use every time they sip on apple juice or apple cider!

Washi Tape Backpack Tags

We're making backpack tags to personalize our school backpacks. These are made from a recycled cereal box, covering a square piece with the fun craft supply washi tape. It's a no-mess craft you're sure to love!

High Five Card for Teacher

It's that time of year' back to school! Let's cheer on our teachers for this new school year by paint stamping a High Five to a Great Year card!

Goodie Gift Bag for Teachers

How about making a handmade felt goodie bag to gift to your child's teacher on the first day of school? Try these simple steps and have the kids create them before the 1st day of school!
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