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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Acorn Frame - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Acorn Frame…

Acorns are a sure sign of autumn and make great crafting supplies! Make this adorable acorn frame to hold one of your favorite fall snapshots. The picture you see in this frame is of my (now) 15 year … [Read More...]

Clothespin Crafts: Hungry Fish by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Clothespin Crafts: Hungry Fish…

Lately I’ve been making a lot of clothespin crafts. I have a huge supply of wooden clothespins, and if you don’t you can pick them up from dollar stores and places like WalMart really cheap. They are … [Read More...]

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...]