Chewbacca Craft from a Paint Stir Stick

If you are out looking for a Chewbacca craft, you won’t find a ton, at least not yet. But as far as characters from Star Wars goes, Chewbacca and R2-D2 seem to be the fan favorites. When I was coming up with the list of ideas for my Star Wars craft book, Chewbacca was on there several times. My favorite Wookiee craft from the book was this Paint Stick Chewbacca; I just think he turned out so cute!

Great tutorial for this super fun Chewbacca craft from Amanda Formaro's book, Star Wars Mania!

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

Butterfly Craft: Watercolors and…

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 … [Read More...]

My New Craft Studio - Amanda's Creative Studio, Amanda Formaro - Crafts by Amanda

My New Craft Studio…

After eighteen wonderful years of working from home I have finally decided to take the plunge and rent a space in town that will serve as my craft studio and office. Working from home has been a … [Read More...]

Shibori Tie Dye - Cool Hues by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Shibori Tie Dye – Cool…

Last summer I learned about shibori tie dye, an ancient Japanese resist method that involves scrunching, twisting, folding and/or mashing a fabric and then dying it. There are quite a few different … [Read More...]

How to Make a Rubber Band Car by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

How to Make a Rubber Band Car…

This rubber band car tutorial comes right out of the pages of one of my new books, Rubber Band Mania. While you can certainly use a paper towel tube for your car, I chose a sturdier tube that came … [Read More...]

29 Beach Crafts: Coastal DIY Wall Art

29 Beach Crafts: Coastal DIY…

The walls in my home are decorated with countless beach crafts I've made over the last several years. My bathroom, living room and even my kitchen have a coastal feel, I just love the calming colors … [Read More...]

How to Make a Comic Book Decoupage Frame by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Comic Craft: Decoupage Frame…

Lately I’ve fallen in love with creating comic crafts and superhero crafts. I’ll admit, I was never really into comic books or superheroes until the DC Comic movies started appearing several years … [Read More...]

Heart Photo Magnets by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Heart Photo Magnets…

Here’s a fun photo magnet project you can make for Valentine’s Day to give to your sweetie. These heart shaped magnets are perfect for showing your love all year long. Wouldn’t these make an adorable … [Read More...]

CD Olaf Craft from Frozen by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

CD Olaf Craft from Frozen…

While it might seem like I'm a little late to the Frozen craft train, I actually made this project over the summer. I'm not sure if Frozen is still as crazy as it was six months ago, but I do know … [Read More...]

Debunking the myths about birds, peanut butter and being dependent on bird feeders.

Birds, Peanut Butter, and Bird…

More than ten years ago I wrote an article addressing the old wive's tale of how you shouldn't use peanut butter on those cute little pinecone bird feeders because birds can choke and die. There's … [Read More...]

Makeover: Plastic Storage Drawers, Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Makeover: Plastic Storage…

You can buy plastic storage drawers from any WalMart or Target and use them for a variety of things. they’re great for make-up, toys, socks, craft supplies and papers. I have some rather large … [Read More...]