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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 »

4 Fun Crafts for Presidents’ Day

4 Fun Crafts for Presidents' Day by @amanda formaro Crafts by Amanda

With all the snow we are getting yet again today, it’s probably best that the schools are closed anyway. Ours no longer close for Presidents’ Day, however they do use that day for teacher meetings. So if you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy today, here are four crafts in honor of our past presidents to choose from.   Read More »

Swirl Tree on Canvas

Swirl Tree on Canvas by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Tree art is big and canvas is pretty affordable, especially when you use an in-store coupon! I love making my own wall art. In fact, I don’t think I’ve actually bought anything for my walls in years! For this project I decided to try creating a resist-look on canvas using three dimensional paint paints and a bit of sandpaper. The   Read More »

Buttons on Canvas

Buttons on Canvas by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

This is a very simple canvas project that would make a great gift for a crafty friend, or a nice addition to your sewing or craft room/space. I promise it’s easy. Some very simple painting, a little sanding and some hot glue, and boom! You’re done. I came across these wooden buttons at Michael’s one day. They measured around 3-inches-ish   Read More »

Braided T-shirt Keychain

How to make a T-shirt Bone Braid Keychain by @amandaformaro - Crafts by Amanda

When you have kids, you go through a lot of t-shirts. Usually they outgrow them faster than you can replace them, but sometimes they end up with stains you can’t get out before they’ve finished their useful life. Some people turn them into cleaning rags, and then there’s people like me who see other ways to make use of them.   Read More »

Vintage Egg Sign

Vintage Egg Sign @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

It’s no secret that I love distressed items. Making something look vintage or distressed really isn’t that hard, but starting with the right surface can make all the difference in the world. This distressed egg sign was made by using an old grainy piece of wood. The plank itself had a lot of raised grains, making it ideal for distressing.   Read More »

Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses

Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I have massive amounts of felt. Massive. I have 5 different plastic containers that hold color coordinated sheets of felt because every time I go to the craft store, I grab a handful more. Why? Because it’s cheap and a great crafting medium to use with kids. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. These super pretty felt roses   Read More »