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Cardboard Tube Craft: Featherheads

Cardboard Tube Featherheads - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

Quite often I have an overabundance of cardboard tubes in my craft room. I can’t help it, I just can’t throw them away. With spring officially here, I couldn’t wait any longer to put together a colorful craft for the kids. This adorable cardboard tube craft is super easy and they make for a great puppet show. Pick some colors   Read More »

Metallic Vintage Bird Decor

Make these Metallic Vintage Birds using vintage costume jewelry and paint! Project by @amandaformaro

I don’t use metallic paints a lot, but they can add that special something you are looking for in a room. Normally I would associate metallic paints with Christmas projects, things that require a shiny finish. But in this particular case, I combined this paint finish with some mismatched jewelry from a garage sale to make this super easy vintage   Read More »

Family Memory Cards

Family Memory Cards for little ones - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

A great activity for small children is playing a memory game. It’s even more fun if instead of generic shapes they can use things that they personally associate with. This memory card game uses drawings of family members as well as items associated with those family members, to help young ones develop their memory skills. Plus, it’s fun! Check out   Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher

St. Patrick's Day Cootie Catcher

Need a last minute idea for St. Patrick’s Day? Print off this free cootie catcher I posted over at Kix Cereal. The printable was created by my good friend Jen Goode. Get the free printable St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher on Kix.

Great Craft Ideas – February 2014

Favorite Craft Projects for February 2014 @amandaformaro

I am constantly out perusing for great craft ideas. Everyday I share things either that I’ve made myself or things others have made that I’ve found around the web. There are so many amazing project ideas out there. The Internet has provided us with a free and simple way to find just about anything, something we couldn’t do 20 years ago.   Read More »

Easy Mitten Puppets

Easy Mitten Puppets by @amandaformaro of Crafts by Amanda

Winter is almost over, and chances are you have several mittens that are no longer pairs. It happens every year, but instead of tossing those mittens, let’s make some really fun puppets that take almost no time to make. I asked my 15 year old son, good sport that he is, to put these mitten puppets on his hands so   Read More »

Egg Carton Frog

Egg Carton Frog - Crafts by Amanda @amandaformaro

April is National Frog Month. Teachers and homeschooling parents will be looking for frog activities, frog crafts and even frog recipes. Umm, probably not actual recipes using frogs, but fun edibles shaped like frogs! I have what seems like a million empty egg cartons stashed in my craft room. I buy fresh eggs from my neighbor who has chickens and   Read More »

Purim Noise Maker

Noise Maker for Purim @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Purim is a Jewish festival that’s lesser known than Hannukah or Passover, but still holds historical and religious significance. It’s often accompanied my a celebration that can include masks and costumes, and noisemakers or groggers. I made this noise maker for Purim but it would be great for New Year’s too! Get my instructions for this Purim Noise Maker at   Read More »

Paper Bag Frog Puppet

Paper Bag Frog Puppet - Crafts by Amanda by @amandaformaro

April is National Frog Month and March is National Craft Month. See where I’m going with this? There are a lot of fun ways for kids to learn about the frog. Games, activities, printables and of course, crafts. This is a fun project that doesn’t take too much time, and then after they’re all done making their frogs, kids can   Read More »

Foam Cup Fozzie Bear

Foam Cup Fozzie Bear by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I’ve made several crafts in honor of the new Muppet movie, Muppets Most Wanted, this month. This one is Fozzie Bear made from foam coffee cups. I think my favorite part is his ascot :) Get my tutorial for this Foam Cup Fozzie Bear over at Spoonful.com.

Cardboard Tube Beaker

Cardboard Tube Beaker from The Muppets by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

When I was little I always watched Sesame Street. That was back before Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel, in fact it was before cable all together. It was when you had local channels and rabbit ears on top of your TV. You usually had the three major networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) and of course PBS where The Muppets were   Read More »

End of the Rainbow Loot Buckets

End of the Rainbow Loot Buckets by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun time for celebrations and kids love throwing a party! A party means treat cups, so I’ve put together an easy project for you. Fill these with toys, trinkets and candy to send home with party guests. Get my instructions for these End of the Rainbow Loot Buckets at Spoonful.com.

Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets

Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I am a big Muppets fan and the new movie comes out on the 21st of this month. Animal was always one of my favorite characters, so when Spoonful said I could put together some Muppet crafts he was the first one I thought of! This project is made using a paper plate and construction paper. This crazy caveman plays   Read More »

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Leprechauns are super tricky and really fast, so if you want to find out the secret about where their gold is hidden you must set a trap! Once you catch them they are obligated to tell you the truth, but you must act quickly. Try this homemade trap to see if you are lucky. Get the instructions for my Cereal   Read More »

Coiled Cardboard Tube Rainbow Mobile

Coiled Cardboard Tube Rainbow Mobile by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Coiling a cardboard tube is really easy after painting it. The paint hardens the cardboard, but the trick is coiling it at the right moment. You can make so many things with this method! This Coiled Cardboard Tube Rainbow Mobile that I made for Spoonful is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and for spring. Bring on the rainbows! Get my   Read More »

Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Crown

Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Crown by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

This cute hat is easy to make and fun for young kids. A great paper pasting project and a way to make something they can wear. Fun as a takeaway for a St. Patrick’s Day party! Get my tutorial for this Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Crown on Kix Cereal.

Winking Paper Plate Leprechaun

Winking Paper Plate leprechaun by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Chasing leprechauns are ya? He’s winking because he’s knows he’s tricky and it will take a lot for you to catch him! Make this fun winking leprechaun from a paper plate and construction paper. A great St. Patrick’s Day craft for a classroom too! Get my tutorial for this Winking Paper Plate Leprechaun at Kix Cereal.