Family Activities

Simple and Quick Book Strap Craft

In honor of National Library Week in April, dust off the sewing machine for this cute project that's a classic way for your kids to tote their tomes!

Craft Roundup: Spring Things in Bloom

Hungry Caterpillars, swimsuits, Easter projects - even a lumberjack party for kids. Scope out cool warm weather DIY project picks in this Make It blog roundup.

Freezer Paper Stencils Shirts and Self-Portraits

This easy DIY technique lets your kids create cool tuxedo or necklace flair on an everyday T-shirt - or make their own self portrait on a smaller piece of fabric.

Creating a Craft Box

It's the ultimate source of open-ended play and crafty fun for kids. Update your family stash with these cool storage tricks - and tips on what to include!

Craft Roundup: Glam, Glitter and Garland

It's the first batch of cool DIY projects gathered up by the Make It blog! Get inspired with glitzy eggs, a rainbow dress, cupcake liner dolls and more.

Learning How to Sew with a Fabric Yo-Yo

Kids can create their first stitches with these handy helpers. Make a flower looking doodad; then attach it to a headband, barrette, shirt or whatever you like!

Teen Candle Making at the Detroit Candle Co.

Create a personalized candle to take home and meet local entrepreneurs at this March 10, 2012 event for girls.

Whimseybox Craft Fun Surprises for Families

This subscription based craft supply monthly mailing is winning over DIY kids and parents alike. Metro Parent does a Q&A with founder Alicia DiRago!

Papier Mache Pot of Gold Craft Project

It's a lucky day for families with DIY fun! This how-to combines newspaper, paste and a small balloon for a classic craft kids and parents will love.

Duct Tape Lunch Bag and Name Tag Crafts

Give your kids' school gear a DIY boost with these cute and colorful projects that'll make 'em queen or king of the cafeteria.

Leap-o-Meter Greeting Card for Leap Year

Feb. 29 is on its way! Welcome this blue moon holiday with a crafty little project the kids will love, featuring some hoppy fun frog stickers. Learn how to make it.

How to Dye Colorful Yarn with Kool-Aid

Get crafty with this simple technique we learned from Knit Michigan in Bloomfield Hills. Turn it into friendship bracelets, bookmark tassles or other cool projects!