Cardboard Tube Gnomes for Christmas

Gnomes are small creatures that have physical characteristics similar to humans. Except that they live underground. And are really small. Like an elf. Gnomes can move through dirt underground the same way that you and I can move through air. Oh, and did I mention that they are well known for guarding underground mines and yes, even treasure!

Cardboard Tube Gnomes for Christmas by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

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Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Jack O’ Lantern Halloween…

I wanted to make a festive Halloween door hanger from recycled materials. Last year I used wooden letters from the craft store to make this Eek Door Hanger, but this year I wanted a door hanger that … [Read More...]

Mason jar Football Centerpiece by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Mason Jar Football Centerpieces…

My son is on the high school football team. A friend of mine is very involved with the football committee and asked me if I had any ideas for football centerpieces. I have to admit, craft ideas … [Read More...]

Outdoor Play with Duct Tape

Outdoor Play with Duct Tape…

My books, Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania, are finally available for purchase. Amazon started shipping out copies on August 26th and they should be available in Target stores now as well! I … [Read More...]

Paper Bag Fireplace by Amanda Formaro

Paper Bag Fireplace…

Here's another craft that went missing from Kaboose. I created this project for them several years ago (had to be prior to 2008) and it's disappeared from the site. This is such a cute project for … [Read More...]

Mosaic Penguin

Mosaic Penguin…

I made this a long time ago for Kaboose but the link to their site doesn't seem to be working anymore. I was able to find the pdf for the pattern I drew though, so I've attached it below. I always … [Read More...]

Make adorable craft stick monsters from jumbo craft sticks and paint! Perfect for back to school bookmarks or just a fun monster craft or Halloween craft! From Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Craft Stick Monsters…

I have been making monster crafts for kids for years. They are probably one of my all time favorite things to create! I realized I have 20 different monster craft projects on this blog alone, and … [Read More...]

Clothespin Dinosaur Craft by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Clothespin Dinosaur Craft…

Clothespins make perfect chomping jaws for this fun dinosaur craft. While dinosaurs are often more appealing to boys, I'm sure there are plenty of girls out there that will love this too! So, pull out … [Read More...]

Heading Back to College & a Giveaway!

Heading Back to College & a…

This post brought to you by Brita. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter Kristen is in her third year of college. Unlike many students, she didn't stay in a dorm. She teamed up with three … [Read More...]

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids from Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar…

Like many trends, I figured that owl crafts would have died down a bit by now. But they haven't, they've lasted and I'm so glad! I love all the cute owl crafts that are out there, that's what inspired … [Read More...]

OH MY GOSH! Cutest bookmarks on the planet, must make these! - Monster Bookmark Craft by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Monster Bookmark Craft…

If you're looking for a fun bookmark craft, these adorable and colorful monsters are perfect for holding your place! If your kids love monster crafts they'll definitely want to make these. I've … [Read More...]