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Rustic Starfish Craft: Wooden Ruler Plaque Clothespin Crafts: Birds on a Branch Recycled CD Crafts: Colorful Birds Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful Jellyfish Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets

Colorful Sun Catcher from Glue

Colorful Sun Catcher from Glue

This sun catcher is totally fun, but you will have to wait several days for it to dry. That makes this a perfect weekend project. Do the first part of the project on one weekend, and the following Friday afternoon finish it up! Gather the following supplies: White craft glue (or school glue) Plastic lid (cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt,   Read More »

DIY Colorforms: Magnetic Dress Up Tray

DIY Colorforms: Magnetic Dress Up TrayDIY Colorforms: Magnetic Dress Up Tray

Going on a road trip? Do you remember how fun Colorforms (affiliate link) were when you were a kid (or am I dating myself here?)? You can make your own Colorforms type game, perfect for the back seat of the car or down time in the hotel room. Hit the dollar store for a cheap cookie sheet and get ready   Read More »

Rustic Starfish Craft: Wooden Ruler Plaque

Rustic Starfish Craft: Wooden Ruler Plaque by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Switching over to rustic coastal decor has been an ongoing process. I wanted to create a starfish craft for the living room, but not one that looked like all the others out there. I love weathered signs and plaques, and had a bunch of wooden rulers and yardsticks lying around, and that’s how this project was born. Rustic Starfish Craft:   Read More »

Clothespin Crafts: Birds on a Branch

Clothespin Crafts: Birds on a Branch by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

It seems that clothespin crafts have become really popular, especially with kids! A few years back when I made my clothespin art center I was really surprised by its popularity! Was that when the craze began? Maybe. Regardless, there are lots of ways to craft with a clothespin, and these colorful birds are a fun project the kids will love.   Read More »

Clothespin Airplanes for Preschoolers

Clothespin Airplanes for Preschoolers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

There are a lot of clothespin airplanes on the Internet. A quick search on Pinterest will pull up the simplest to a bit more detailed. In fact, I’ll have some more detailed ones for you soon, ones that the elementary and even the tween kids will love! Until then, come on over and see my preschool version of this popular   Read More »

Recycled CD Crafts: Colorful Birds

Recycled CD Crafts: Colorful Birds by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

As CD’s and DVD’s become obsolete, recycled CD crafts will become more popular. I’ve been making things from old CD’s for years now, and these colorful birds are just one example. We still own a DVD player, but it’s stuffed in a closet somewhere and hasn’t been used in a long time. In this age of Netflix and streaming videos, the   Read More »

Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful Jellyfish

Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful Jellyfish by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I’ve made several egg carton crafts over the years! I love to recycle things and turn them into cute crafts for kids to make. I love the mega-cuteness associated with just about every jellyfish craft out there, so that’s where this idea stemmed from. Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful Jellyfish I chose certain colors for mine, but you can customize them   Read More »

Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets

Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I have always loved ladybug crafts because they are so darn cute. And, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a magnet freak too. In making these magnets I was able to use up some fabric scraps, so that was a major bonus. Plus, they’re darn cutesy, don’t you think? That makes this project a win all the way   Read More »

Plastic Spoon Craft: Felt Flowers

Plastic Spoon Felt Flowers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Who knew you could turn plastic spoons into pretty flowers? This is a fun summer craft for kids to decorate their room or just have something creative to do! Felt, paint and plastic spoons are all you will need for this colorful plastic spoon craft. Do you keep a stock of felt around? Whenever I go to the craft store I   Read More »

Plastic Spoon Garden Markers

Plastic Spoon Garden Markers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

One of my favorite ways to express my creativity is in the herb garden. I have this large brick planter outside my door where every year I plant herbs and other plants, mostly for a toad who takes up residency there. I mean sure, I use the herbs, but there’s something about that toad choosing my herb garden out of all   Read More »

Cardboard Tube Olaf Craft from Frozen

Cardboard Tube Olaf: Snowman from Frozen by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Chances are you’ve not only seen the movie Frozen, but the DVD has played over and over in your house. Cute Olaf crafts are popping up everywhere, but when I did a search I didn’t see a cardboard tube Olaf, so I decided to make one and get on the Frozen craft bandwagon with everyone else! If you read this   Read More »

Game of Thrones Inspired Art

Game of Thrones Inspired Art

I was so proud of my daughter, she made these canvases for her friend/roommate, a big fan of Game of Thrones. We love the show too! One day she asked me if I could help her make something her roomie had spotted on Pinterest. Kristen is very giving and kind, always has been, one of her best traits! So she knew immediately   Read More »

Plastic Spoon Craft: Bugs on a Branch

Plastic Spoon Craft: Bugs on a Branch by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Summertime means flowers, animals foraging and plenty of bugs. This is a fun craft to help teach kids about insects, or just something fun and colorful to do one afternoon! If you have a group of kids, you could make an entire tree! Great for a classroom display. School will be starting up again soon, so think about how cute   Read More »

Superhero Comic Book Magnets

Superhero Comic Book Magnets by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

The flea market has been literally packed with boxes of comic books lately. Sure there are some collectible books for sale, but there’s an overabundance of older comic books that aren’t worth a ton of money, and those are the ones I’m after. I had a bit of fun making these superhero inspired magnets: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, and   Read More »

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I’m always on the lookout for mason jars. I love to make luminaries from them, but I noticed that my kids were using them occasionally as drinking glasses. My kids are teens and up, so they like the heavier, sturdy glass over a plastic cup. Plus, I think they believe that the jars actually hold more. That gave me an   Read More »

Sunshine Ombre Shibori Tie Dye Top

This beautiful shibori style top was made by Amanda Formaro - full step by step tutorial!

Have you heard of shibori? I hadn’t until just a couple weeks ago. It’s a resist method used for dying that has been used in Japan for many, many years. There are several different ways to shibori; folding, wrapping, twisting and more. I chose the method that involves wrapping fabric around a cylindrical object. I don’t do a lot of   Read More »

Watermelon Sun Visor

Watermelon Sun Visor by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Need a fun project for summer that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Make sun visors inspired by summer’s favorite fruit… watermelons! Get my tutorial for this Watermelon Sun Visor on Kix Cereal.