Guest Judge: Marie from Make and Takes


We’re very proud to have one of the blogosphere’s foremost experts on entertaining families visiting The CSI Project this week: Marie Lebaron of Make and Takes.

Our judge for the Kids’ Boredom Busters Challenge, Marie is the founder and managing editor of Make and Takes.  This popular parenting site  shares kids crafts, home projects, easy recipes, parenting tips, and more….all designed to be fun and easy for families to do together!

Make and Takes

A former kindergarten teacher, Marie is a wife and mother of three living in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not crafting and creating with her kids, she loves to run, read, and blog.  She explains the mission of Make and Takes, saying,

“Our mission is to provide you ideas and crafty tidbits for home, family, and fun. We hope our simple ideas and projects will help bring fun and learning into your home.”

If you are looking for ways to help your family avoid the whines of “I’m booor-ed” at your house this summer, then Make and Takes has you covered!  Thanks to Marie and her creative team, you’ll discover hundreds of crafts, games, and activities that are inexpensive and easy to put together.  Here are some that we might try this week at our houses:

Daisy notecard

Geocaching for kids

Semi-homemade donuts

Crafting with Angry Birds

Wet water sponge toys

Rainbow pudding

Googly-eye finger puppet

Like many of you, we’re anxiously awaiting the publication of Marie’s first book,Make and Takes for Kids: 50 crafts throughout the year, scheduled to come out October 17th, 2011!

If this is your first introduction to Marie and Make and Takes, then you really are in for a treat.  We know you are going to find a treasure trove of ideas for helping your kids to play in, discover, and learn about the world around them….not to mention some tasty treats to enjoy along the way!  Make sure you stop by Make and Takes this week and welcome Marie to The CSI Project.

Make and Takes

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