Shibori Tie Dye – Cool Hues

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 ways to do it, and the results are different every time. You’ll often see indigo used for shibori but colors are beautiful too, as I’m about to show you.

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

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Creepy Hand Luminaries for Halloween by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Creepy Hand Luminaries for…

I love Halloween, it’s such a fun holiday to craft for. It’s that one time of year where people don’t think you’re weird for decorating with creepy, spooky things! I’ve made different types of … [Read More...]

Cardboard Tube Angel by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Angel…

This lovely little cardboard tube angel is the perfect recycling craft for the kids for Christmas. She's singing to the Heavens and wants your kids to join in! this also makes a great Easter craft for … [Read More...]

Cardboard Tube Superman Craft by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Superman…

I’m going to show you how to make a Superman craft from an ordinary cardboard tube. A couple days ago I shared the instructions for my cardboard tube Batman too. It’s funny how things work out. There … [Read More...]

Cardboard Tube Batman by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Batman…

Batman. From a cardboard tube. That’s right. Don’t think I’m weird, but I seem to have some special ability to see creative things when looking at toilet paper and paper towel rolls. I can’t even … [Read More...]

Comic Book Crafts: Superman & Batman Boxes by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Comic Book Crafts: Superman…

I’ll admit that I was never really into comics, but the rise in comic book crafts has peaked my interest in the last couple of years. I like to go to the local flea market and noticed that a lot of … [Read More...]

Paper Plate Ghost by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Paper Plate Ghost…

I made this paper plate ghost for Kaboose several years ago. It never made it in the transfer from Kaboose to Spoonful, and now that Spoonful is closing I didn't want it lost forever, so I'm posting … [Read More...]

Paper Plate Porthole by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Paper Plate Ship’s…

There have been many versions of this classic paper plate craft. This paper plate porthole has a different version as well, called the paper plate aquarium. When I created this particular project … [Read More...]

Batman Craft: Cardboard Tube Wrist Cuffs by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Batman Craft: Cardboard Tube…

If your child loves Batman, then this Batman craft is the perfect project! They only take five minutes to make and use supplies you most likely have around the house. Spend a few minutes making these … [Read More...]

A creative way to ask a date to a dance!

Creative Ways to Ask a Date to…

I have four kids, currently aged 15 through 22. I've seen my fair share of proms and homecomings. I'm even the proud mama of a Prom Queen! My daughter, now 20 years old, attended three proms and at … [Read More...]

Easy Yarn Crafts: Creative Ways to Use Yarn Without Knitting or Crocheting

Easy Yarn Crafts: Creative Ways…

Do you avoid the yarn section of the craft store because you don't crochet or knit? Think of all those beautiful colors and soft, fluffy textures you’re missing out on! There are plenty of yarn crafts … [Read More...]