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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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...]

Barbie Zombies: Inspired by The Walking Dead - by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Barbie Zombies: Inspired by The…

I’ve been watching The Walking Dead ever since it first started. We are huge fans and never miss an episode. I also love Halloween and wanted to do something new and different this year. The season … [Read More...]

How to make a CD/DVD Mummy - fun craft for the kids this Halloween, and a great last minute idea from Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

CD/DVD Mummy Craft…

If you're looking for a simple mummy craft, it doesn't get much easier than this! Using up those obsolete DVDs and CDs is definitely a bonus, and these cute CD mummies make great Halloween … [Read More...]

Owl Craft: Scrapbook Paper Decoupage by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Owl Craft: Scrapbook Paper…

I love all the owl crafts that have been really popular over the last couple of years. I really like using decoupage because it truly opens up the doors for design possibilities. There are just so … [Read More...]

Football Craft: Referee Chair Cover by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Football Craft: Referee Chair…

Hey football fans! Looking for a fun football craft or party idea? Make chair covers that look like a referee's shirt with a pillow case and black electrical tape or duct tape. I made this project … [Read More...]

How to Tie Dye Cool Stripes by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

How to Tie Dye Cool Stripes…

I really love creating my own designer shirts, but I tend to steer away from traditional tie dye designs. Instead, I like to experiment with various different ways to make a piece unique. A great … [Read More...]

DIY Spooky Tree Painting for Halloween by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

DIY Spooky Tree Painting for…

Halloween is my favorite holiday. It’s such a fun holiday to decorate for, but looking through all of my Halloween crafts I realized I didn’t have anything in the spooky tree category! I had some wood … [Read More...]

How to Use Transfer Paper for crafting, painting, etc! Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

How to Use Transfer Paper…

Ask any tole painter what transfer paper is and chances are they have used it many times over. However, for many crafters, this is a little gem of a tool that most hadn’t considered or didn’t even … [Read More...]

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Door Hanger - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Jack O’ Lantern Halloween…

I wanted to make a festive Halloween door hanger from recycled materials. Last year I used wooden letters from the craft store to make this Eek Door Hanger, but this year I wanted a door hanger that … [Read More...]