Crafts by Amanda (the blog) by Amanda Formaro

Craft tutorials by Amanda Formaro from - projects include kid's crafts, adult crafts, painting, recycled crafts, green crafts, wedding crafts, and plenty of DIY projects as well. Amanda is known for making something out of nothing using all sorts of reclaimed and recycled items, most times from things you can find around your home.
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Creating air dry clay projects is fun and kids will love using their imaginations to make all sorts of fun things. Air dry clay does not need to be baked!

Air Dry Clay Projects for Kids: fun tips and ideas with clay

Creating air dry clay projects is fun and kids will love using their imaginations to make all sorts of fun things. Air dry clay does not need to be baked!

Air Dry Clay Projects for Kids: fun tips and ideas with clay

Have you been searching for inspiration for your fairy garden? There are so many fairy garden ideas out there, you will love all of these magical ideas!

Fairy Garden Ideas: Inspiration for your own fairy garden

Turn an ordinary trinket box into something special with this heart warming photo box. Perfect for birthdays, holidays or just as a friendship gift.

Photo Craft: Make a Memory Box

Turn an ordinary cardboard roll into this adorable cardboard tube jellyfish! A fun ocean themed kid's craft that's perfect for summer.

Cardboard Tube Jellyfish: make a jellyfish from a cardboard roll

You and the kids can turn an empty margarine container into a fun boat craft. This margarine tub boat is a great way to teach kids about recycling!

Margarine Tub Boat: recycle a margarine container into a boat!

Make this sand cast starfish right on the beach! You can make this sand cast with any sand, so make it at home in a tub in winter if you want.

Sand Cast Starfish: fun craft for at the beach or at home

If you love coastal decor, seashell crafts and beach crafts, check out all of these beach craft ideas for your home and for crafting with the kids.

Beach Craft Ideas: 35+ beach crafts for adults and kids

Kids will love making these coffee ground fossils and pretending they are on an archeological dig! Make these fossils with coffee grounds, flour and more.

coffee ground fossils: Make your own fossils from coffee grounds

Colorful Paper Plate Ladybug - YouTube

Colorful Paper Plate Ladybug

Make an Instagram Book - YouTube

Make an Instagram Book

How to Make a Robot (Kid's Craft Tutorial) - YouTube

How to Make a Robot (Kid's Craft Tutorial)

Watering Can That Pours Crystals - YouTube

Watering Can That Pours Crystals

Make an adorable craft stick photo frame to give to your mom or dad. Perfect for Father's Day or Mother's Day and very easy to make and personalize!

Craft Stick Photo Frame: perfect for Father's Day, Mother's Day..

Looking for a personalized and unique Father's Day gift for your dad? Turn an ordinary hammer into this colorful painted hammer complete with his initial monogrammed on the handle! A fun artful Father's Day gift dad will love!

Painted Hammer: paint and monogram a hammer for your dad

It's summer, and that means summer camp! Camp crafts are among the most popular summer camp activities, so here are over 30 camp crafts to try!

Camp Crafts to Make This Summer: 30+ summer camp crafts

Make this adorable Styrofoam robot craft, perfect for a summer camp project or a kid's craft for a space themed birthday. Kids will love this robot craft!

Robot Craft: cute robot craft, styrofoam, pipe cleaners

Lots of garden crafts that you can make! Create your own garden decorations with these fun outdoor craft tutorials for your garden area.

Garden Crafts: 26+ garden craft ideas you can make

Ladybug Craft: Sun Visors

Ladybug Craft: Sun Visors - Crafts by Amanda

I've been eyeing ones like these at pier1. Time to spice up those super plain wine glasses I have.

Make Your Own Confetti Party Ware - Crafts by Amanda

Rainbow Button Wind Chime by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda, an excerpt from her latest book, Button Mania

Rainbow Button Wind Chime - Crafts by Amanda

Striped Beach Luminaries at @amandaformaro

Striped Beach Luminaries - Crafts by Amanda

Tutorial for making beautiful tropical paper flowers using scrapbook paper and card stock. Love these! From Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Tropical Paper Flowers - Crafts by Amanda

kids crafts beach | ... minds are on the beach kids love making beach themed crafts so this

Styrofoam Cup Sea Crabs - Crafts by Amanda

Cuuuuute! Craft stick spring birds from Crafts by Amanda - this will be great for our spring unit.

Craft Stick Spring Birds - Crafts by Amanda