Today’s inspiring creative chick is the fabulous Marie of MakeAndTakes.com.

Marie LeBaron is the owner and founder of Make and Takes (www.makeandtakes.com), a website sharing kids crafts, home crafts, easy recipes, and parenting tips. She’s a crafter, foodie, and mother of 3. She also loves to read, run, and blog!

marie-feature1. Why is creativity important to you?

It makes me happy. Being creative is a form of therapy for me. It takes me to a new place and I get caught up in the moment.

2. What do you enjoy creating the most?

I love to craft with my kids. I love to see their imagination come through in crafts. They learn so many skills as they craft, I just love to watch their cute little faces problem-solve as they create!

3. Do you have any fears when creating? Are your family & friends supportive of the things you create?

I have fears when I try to create something with materials I’ve not used very often. I wish I could crochet or knit better. I also wish I could sew using a pattern, they are still so confusing to me. But I do have a great support system. My family and friends are great, often crafting with me.

4. How do you find time to create?

I tend to decorate my home with my crafts, especially around the holidays. And it seems there’s a fun holiday to celebrate and craft for each month. So we’re crafting in time for each upcoming holiday.

5. Words of inspiration to creative chicks:

Try, try, and try again. I have made so many mistakes and blunders, but I learn from them and just try again!

Marie is such an inspiration of creativity, especially with kids.  I love MakeAndTakes.com & have found so many great ideas on crafts & projects to do with my kids.  You can’t help but leave her site excited to be more creative!  Thank you for inspiring us, Marie!