Krista + Kids

A System for Keeping Track of Your Kid’s Milestones and Witticisms

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids I am always writing down the cute things that my kids say and the always take note of milestones met on the calendar. And then I can never find the tiny scraps of paper I have written these cute words on nor can I ever find the milestones written… Read More »

Personalized DIY Bubble Wands

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids With the warm weather right around the corner (ignoring the April snowstorm heading our way) my kids are getting bubble crazy. It seems like each store we go into is filled with every type of bubble toy imaginable. While blowing the bubbles is great fun, I… Read More »

Write Secret Messages To Your Kids

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids My little Ava is 5-years-old and just learning to spell and write notes. This exciting time in her life has resulted in a house full of pieces of intricately folded paper with three letter words written on them. In  order to mix it up a little… Read More »

Creme Egg Cupcakes, Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunts and DIY Easter Bunnies: Krista’s Easter Activity To-Do List

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids A super busy schedule around here the last couple of weeks hasnʼt really left us with any substantial time for crafting. Never fear, I have found pockets of time in which to dream, plan and bookmark crafting ideas that I am interested in doing. I have… Read More »

Reward Your Kids With Cool DIY Scratch Cards

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids If your kids seem to respond best to the reward system like mine do, then you may find that keeping the rewards fresh, fun and exciting can be difficult. I think I may have found a solution to that problem: reward scratch tickets! When someone in the… Read More »

DIY Valentine’s Day Photocards with Treat

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids I hijacked the kidʼs valentines this year. I have been wanting to make this style since last February and come hell or high water, this year, it was getting done. While it should have been as easy as 1-2-3-4 (take a photo of each child with an… Read More »

Photobooth Props

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids We love silly pictures in this house! Lately, we have been using photo props to liven up our shots and have a little fun. They are easy as 1-2-3 to make and add to much to your photos. Step 1 Download and print or create your own desired props.… Read More »

DIY Mail Kit for Aspiring Letter-Writers

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids When my kids show an interest in something I usually end up going over the top to encourage them, as evidenced by WAY too many dinosaur books, toys and movies sitting a little dusty on my shelves. I couldnʼt let such an opportunity pass me by… Read More »

DIY Dragon Pillows

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids Christmas 2011 was the year of the handmade gift around this house. While I loved each and every gift given and received, I particularly loved this treasure created for Anthony by Ava and I. We made him a custom dragon pillow to go along with the… Read More »

DIY Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids If you are like me, when you dig out your box of christmas ornaments your stomach drops as you notice there are significantly less ornaments than you remembered from last year… thanks to a curious dog and a even curiouser little boy who just couldnʼt keep… Read More »

Shadow Puppets Part Deux: Theatre Time

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids We’re kicking it up a notch! In my last post, my family and I were making and really enjoying shadow puppets. While my kids still love playing with the puppets, they are getting a bit bored with tryingto find an adequate wall to put on their… Read More »

Just Us and Our Shadows

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Krista Rao blogs about crafty adventures with her kids So, last post I admitted that I was a saver of bottle caps and this post I am going to admit that I also save straws… oh, that sounds way creepier when I actually say it out loud. This past Halloween we actually found a use… Read More »

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