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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.

Duct Tape Mardi Gras Mask

Duct Tape Mardi Gras Mask by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I know it’s a little late to be sharing this Mardi Gras mask, but there’s always next year! Or, you can make this mask just for dress up fun. A great way to enjoy an afternoon of imaginative play. Get my tutorial for this Duct Tape Mardi Gras Mask at Kix Cereal.

Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Bracelet

Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Bracelet by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I adore colorful crafts. Spring and Halloween are my two favorite crafting occasions as they are full of color. Rainbows hit the Internet by storm usually at the end of February in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. I love rainbow crafts, so I came up with a fun   Read More »

Rainbow Pony Bead Bracelet

Rainbow Pony Bead Bracelet @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Got 5 minutes? Then I’ve got a super easy craft for you and your little girl. So grab some pony beads and pipe cleaners and head over to my post on Spoonful to get the instructions for this fun rainbow theme craft! Get my instructions for this 5-Minute Rainbow Pony Bead Bracelet at Spoonful.com.

Feathery Mask for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Feather Mask @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

A paper plate and feathers is pretty much all you need to make these beautifully colorful mask for celebrating Mardi Gras. Thing is, when Mardi Gras is over, this is still a fun dress up craft or photo prop! I’ll show you everything you need to make this mask in my post over at Spoonful. Get my tutorial for this   Read More »

Monster Cards for St. Patrick’s Day

Monster Cards for St. Patrick's Day by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Do you have monster loving kids? Then these fun St. Patrick’s Day monster themed cards are the perfect project for them. A great way to wish their friends good luck and show their creativity! I made these for Spoonful and I’ve gotta say, too fun! Get my tutorial for these St. Patrick’s Day Monster Cards on Spoonful.com.

Colorful Flock of Craft Stick Sheep

Colorful Flock of Craft Stick Sheep @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

There’s something about a rainbow of colors that makes a craft that much more fun. It’s a party for the eyes! When I first sat down to make these sheep, I was going to do a few black ones and that was it. Then I thought I might do black, gray and brown. That’s when it hit me to use   Read More »

Egg Carton Cherry Blossom Branch

Egg Carton Cherry Blossom Branch @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Outside the front window of our previous home stood and big cherry blossom tree. Actually, it may have been an apple blossom, I’m not much of an arborist after all. But what I do know is that the tree in the spring engulfed my front window with hundreds of beautiful flowers that completely covered the tree’s branches. It was too   Read More »

Embroidery Hoop Rainbow Tree

Embroidery Hoop Rainbow Tree @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

With spring on the horizon (I hope! We are still buried in snow and haven’t seen the ground since November!), I thought it would be a good time to share one of my favorite projects I’ve made for Kix Cereal thus far. This rainbow tree is made using a recycled bed sheet, an embroidery hoop, buttons and embroidery floss. It’s   Read More »

Stenciled Chalky Finish Table Makeover

Stenciled Chalky Finish Table Makeover by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I’ve been dying to try the new chalky finish paint that arrived a few weeks ago. We just had our floors done so we had to move several pieces of furniture to make that happen, so I took advantage of that time to redo this rickety old corner table I have. The changes I’ve been making to my living room   Read More »

Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads

Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

You may or may not know that I recently worked on two craft books (for kids aged 6-12) via Studio Fun (formerly Reader’s Digest Children’s Publications) and one of the books is all about duct tape projects! They will both be released in the fall, but I wanted to share something using duct tape that’s super easy and really fun.   Read More »

Paper Plate Kermit the Frog

Paper Plate Kermit the Frog by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved the famous muppet, Kermit. Whenever I see him I hear “Hi ho, Kermity Frog here!” in my head. I love his scrunched up facial expressions and his overall friendly demeanor. Did you know that Kermit was first introduced in 1955? That was 12 years before I was born! That means Kermit   Read More »