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Ice Cube Painting

Painting with Ice Cubes @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

They’ve cancelled school around here on Monday as we are expecting some truly frigid temperatures. That means all over town and in the surrounding areas, there will be little ones who are bored. Can’t go outside to play, little minds are not occupied in school, and they’ll be looking to you for something to do. So get started now and   Read More »

Scratch Off Valentine Gift Certificates

Scratch Off Valentine Gift Certificates by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Give these gift certificates to your favorite Valentine and let them enjoy the gift of giving all year long depending on how many you make! Fun to create and kids will love the scratch off hidden messages. Below (in the printable instructions) I have provided both a PDF pattern for the gift certificates with predetermined gifts and a Word document   Read More »

Cereal Box Winter Diorama

Cereal Box Winter Diorama @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

It’s been so cold outside this week and is expected to get even colder by next week. Dangerously cold in fact. The kind of cold that kids shouldn’t be outside in. That means no snowman building or sledding, just being bored inside and staring out the window in longing. So if your kids are wishing they were outside playing in   Read More »

Paper Plate Aquarium

Paper Plate Aquarium @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

If there’s one thing that I love to do, it’s make things that are just plain cute. Googly eyes add a certain cuteness to simple pieces of paper, cardboard tubes and other such recyclables. In this particular case, the cuteness is inside two paper plates made to look like an aquarium. It’s a classic kid’s craft that’s been done many   Read More »

Facebook Giveaways on Crafts by Amanda

Facebook Giveaways on Crafts by Amanda's Page!

Last night Crafts by Amanda reached an exciting milestone – 100,000 likes! To celebrate, I am running some giveaways on Facebook, could be gift cards, craft stash, items I’ve made, etc. You have to be a Facebook “liker” of my page to win. Go to Crafts by Amanda on Facebook and look for the giveaways on the wall. Thanks so much   Read More »

Confetti Champagne Glasses

Confetti Champagne Glasses @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Here’s a pretty way to dress up your glasses for the big New Year’s Eve celebration. They sparkle and shine as the lights bounces off the glitter drips. Your guests will love them! A fun way to usher in the new year with friends. FYI – air drying is 21 days HOWEVER you can still use these once they are   Read More »

Paper Plate Party Animal

Paper Plate Party Animal @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

While I originally made this adorable little guy for New Year’s, it also makes a really fun party favor, or even a make and take, for a birthday party! If you would like to do the project as a make and take, I would suggest having the plates painted first so the kids don’t have to do that step and   Read More »

Cardboard Tube Cardinal

Cardboard Tube Cardinal @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Make this adorable cardinal from a cardboard tube and construction paper! I’ve drawn patterns for you as well, so be sure to print those out when you grab the tutorial from Spoonful here — Cardboard Tube Cardinal Several people have commented that this reminds them of Angry Birds :) I have a cardboard tube angry bird tutorial as well!

New Year’s Fortune Cookie Messages

New Year's Fortune Cookie Messages @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Celebrate New Year’s Eve by sharing personalized messages through these easy to make paper fortune cookies. You can use the printable messages I created, or make up your own. Fun to give to friends, family and neighbors! Get my tutorial over at Spoonful — New Year’s Fortune Cookie Messages

Paper Plate Noise Maker

Paper Plate Noise Maker @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Are you looking for a fun craft to celebrate the new year? This one is colorful, classic and yes, it makes noise, but not enough to drive a parent batty! I’ll show you how to make this pretty noise maker over at Kix here — Paper Plate Noise Maker

Duct Tape Holly Berry Pins

Duct Tape Holly Berry Pins by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Holly berries aren’t just for Christmas you know. They are a wintertime symbol and these brooches, made from duct tape and jingle bells, would be perfect to wear on New Year’s Eve! I’ll show you how to make them over on Spoonful — Duct Tape Holly Berry Brooches

Recycled Canning Lid Angel Ornament

7.361 by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

If you do your own canning, you know that while the bands are reusable, the lids themselves are not. So anyone that cans ends up with a bunch of lids that they can’t use for preserving produce anymore, but they can be turned into fun crafts! I made this angel ornament using some lace and a recycled canning lid. I’ll   Read More »

Sharpie Snowflake Apron

Sharpie Snowflake Apron by @amandaformaro for ABC Family

Recently I made a couple of projects for ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas campaign. This adorable apron was one of them! They don’t use the step by step photos, but it’s pretty straight forward. If anyone has questions, please let me know. And thank you to my friend Debra’s adorable grandson for not only being my model, but for   Read More »

Blue & White Coffee Filter Christmas Tree

Blue & White Coffee Filter Christmas Tree @amandaformaro for ABC Family

I had the opportunity to provide a couple of crafts to the ABC Family website and this tree was one of them! i hope to share the other one with you shortly. I really appreciate the opportunity, so thank you ABC! To get the instructions to make your own go here – Blue Coffee Filter Christmas Tree.

Glitter and Craft Sticks

3 Glittery Craft Stick Projects @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

If you have kids, then chances are you have a stash of craft sticks to make things with. Let’s throw in some glitter and turn some old classics into something shiny! Check out my 3 Glittery Craft Stick Projects on Kix Cereal today.

Paper Snowman Luminaries in 3 Minutes

3 Minute Paper Snowman Luminaries by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Here’s a super duper fast project the kids and you will love. The best part is don’t have to run to the store for anything and you’ll have these made in a matter of minutes! Please come and see me over at Spoonful to get the scoop — 3 Minute Paper Snowman Luminaries

Coiled Cardboard Tube Candy Cane

Coiled Cardboard Tube Candy Cane @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

When you paint a cardboard tube, it stiffens up. If you paint it, allow it to dry enough to touch it, and then shape it the way you want, it will dry that way creating a fun shaped craft. Just like this coiled candy cane I made for Kix! Head over to get the tutorial – Cardboard Tube Candy Cane   Read More »