Butterfly Craft: Watercolors and Clothespins

It wouldn’t be spring without at least one butterfly craft for the kids! This activity uses paper instead of coffee filters, which I’m sure you’ve seen many times before. Watercolor paints are inexpensive and easy for kids to use. They dry in vibrant colors, making this a perfect spring craft.

Butterfly Craft: Watercolors and Clothespins - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

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10 Sweet Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day

10 Desserts for…

These recipes from my food blog are perfect for Valentine's Day. Some of them are kind of crafty too! Instead of sending you to the individual links, you can get all ten recipes on one page. … [Read More...]

My Creative Process and How I Got Here by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

My Creative Process and How I…

If you had asked me in high school if I ever thought I would be creating craft projects for adults and kids, I would have said no. I've loved art since I can remember. When I was in elementary school … [Read More...]

DIY Refrigerator Scrabble Game by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

DIY Refrigerator Scrabble Game…

We used to love playing Scrabble, but with everyone’s busy schedules we haven’t played board games as a family in quite some time. So I decided it would be fun to create an ongoing game on the … [Read More...]

Top 10 Crafts and Tips for 2014 on Crafts by Amanda

Top 10 Crafts and Tips for 2014…

I haven’t done a top 10 post for several years. I’m not sure why, because each year it’s always fun to see which tutorials got the most attention. So I’ve decided to go ahead and post my top ten from … [Read More...]

26+ Kid’s Puppets You Can Make

26 Kid’s Puppets You Can…

I was poking around the Internet looking for some fun ideas for kid’s puppets and found myself in a wonderland of cuteness! The sheer number of ideas for kid’s puppets is astounding and I couldn’t … [Read More...]

I just signed up for this year long photography class and the price is amazing, I cannot WAIT for it to start. So excited!!

The Photography Course…

One of my goals for 2015 is to improve my photography skills. I took four years of photography throughout high school, but things have changed so much since then that it’s a whole different world! … [Read More...]

Recycled Village of Gingerbread Houses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Recycled Village of Gingerbread…

I’ve always loved the look of a gingerbread house, and I adore a Christmas village scene, but I haven't had a village for several years. Gingerbread houses are fun, but all too often are temporary … [Read More...]

Seashell Angel Ornament by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Seashell Angel Ornament…

Every year I make a couple new ornaments for Christmas. This seashell angel ornament was one of those and she looks lovely hanging on the tree. This would be a fun project for older children, and … [Read More...]

Paper Plate Paddington Bear by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Paper Plate Paddington Bear…

Have you heard? Paddington Bear is coming to the big screen! That’s right, you can see one of your favorite book characters come to life in theaters on January 16th. Paddington comes from the beloved … [Read More...]

Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet…

This cute paper bag reindeer makes a fun puppet. It's a great way for kids to have a Christmas themed puppet show with their friends! Make several reindeer so each child can have their own puppet. … [Read More...]