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    Crafts by Amanda (the blog) by Amanda Formaro

    Craft tutorials by Amanda Formaro from CraftsbyAmanda.com - 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.


    Crafts by Amanda (the blog) by Amanda Formaro

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    55+ Colorful Kid's Crafts: make cute monsters from recycled materials and other supplies. Fun crafts for kids!

    Colorful Kid's Crafts - more than 55 colorful craft ideas

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    Bleeding Tissue Paper Birds on Canvas - that's right, no paint was used to make this piece of wall art! Use bleeding tissue paper and water to create beautiful designs, like this birds on a branch canvas wall art.

    Bleeding Tissue Paper Birds on Canvas: Wall Art

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    This fluffy pom pom snowman is a fun winter craft that you can enjoy no matter what the weather - no snow required!

    Pom Pom Snowman

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    Not sure I remember these from when I was little, but I think they’ve been around for a few years anyway. Turn a cereal box into a heart shaped hanging basket to hold all of your Valentine’s greetings! Kids will have fun decorating the box, whether they are boys or girls, as they can useRead More »

    Valentine Heart Letter Boxes - Crafts by Amanda

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    Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party? Or maybe you would just like to make a fun decoration for Valentine’s Day for your mantle, hallway or the footboard of your child’s bed? Make this heart banner from duct tape and baker’s twine, I’ll show you how to do it on Spoonful! Go to my tutorialRead More »

    Duct Tape Heart Bunting - Crafts by Amanda

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    The best thing about these soaps is that they are really easy to make. They do require a little adult supervision as the melted glycerine is hot when it comes out of the microwave. This is a fun project for Valentine’s Day for kids who love the added value of giving homemade gifts. Get myRead More »

    Decorative Confetti Heart Soaps - Crafts by Amanda

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    Turn two paper plates and some embellishments into the perfect note holder to collect your child’s Valentine’s Day cards. A fun project for the day of love that your kids will enjoy making. Get my tutorial over at Kix. Need some ideas for Valentine cards? try these rubber band loom printables from Skip to MyRead More »

    Paper Plate Valentine Note Pocket - Crafts by Amanda

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    Cereal Box Conversation Hearts Amanda Formaro Crafts by Amanda

    Cereal Box Conversation Hearts - Crafts by Amanda

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    Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses Amanda Formaro Crafts by Amanda

    Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses - Crafts by Amanda

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    The concept is very simple. Your kids hold up hand written signs that spell out “we love you” and they take photos of each other holding them. Then they have them printed and drop them into a multi-paned frame. Of course, if your kids are still young, you will need to help them with this.Read More »

    We Love You Photo Frame - Crafts by Amanda

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    Heart Photo Magnets by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

    Heart Shaped Photo Magnets

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    Learn how to make this beautiful deco mesh poinsettia flower - perfect for Christmas! All you need is a styrofoam disc, deco mesh and floral pins. Get the full tutorial for this pretty deco mesh flower!

    Deco Mesh Poinsettia Flower: a Christmas door decoration

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    How adorable are these snowmen made from foam cups? There's something about snowman crafts that I love, and I can see a snowman in just about anything! These foam cup snowmen are a great example and they are a fun activity for the kids on a snowy afternoon when it's too cold to play outside!

    Foam Cup Snowmen: a fun snowman craft for kids

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    Turn a canning jar lid into a sweet gingerbread man with this canning lid ornament project!

    Gingerbread Man Canning Lid Ornament

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    String Art: Gifts Kids Can Make - use these awesome activity kits from Klutz Books to create oodles of fun gifts to give this Christmas! #KLUTZhandmade #ad

    String Art: Gifts Kids Can Make - Crafts by Amanda

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    Use sun print paper to create wonderful wall art! This is an awesome project for kids to make and give as gifts to grown ups! Adults will love playing with sun print paper too!

    Sun Print Wall Art: use sun print paper for home decor!

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    Make a "Let It Snow" ornament from scrabble tiles and snow texture paint! So easy to make, you will need a paper plate and some felt too, great to give as gifts! A fun Christmas ornament project for kids and adults.

    Let it Snow - Scrabble Tile Ornament - Crafts by Amanda

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    An adorable pumpkin fairy house! Use a pumpkin, natural elements such as twigs and wood, and moss and silk flowers to create a fall themed fairy garden.

    Pumpkin Fairy House: a pumpkin house for fairies!

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    How to make a walking dead door that says "Don't Open, Dead Inside" as a Halloween prop. The perfect companion to my Barbie Zombies!

    DIY Walking Dead Door: Don't Open, Dead Inside

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    Recycle an old disc into some Halloween fun with this CD Frankenstein craft! This would make the perfect make & take for a Halloween party! All you need is an old CD, googly eyes, a marker and some felt (or construction paper)!

    CD Frankenstein Craft

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    Hosting a Halloween party for kids? Armed with lots of Halloween party ideas you can host a fantastic bash that your littles with love. Great ideas for make & take crafts, spooky DIY decorations, homemade party favors and games, and lots of adorably delicious Halloween edible treats makes for a successful Halloween party for kids.

    37 Halloween Party Ideas: Crafts, DIY Favors, Games & Treats

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    Halloween Monsters That Kids Can Make, Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

    Halloween Monsters That Kids Can Make

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    Use craft sticks and construction paper to make an endless assortment of silly popsicle stick monster puppets!

    Popsicle Stick Monsters: fun craft stick puppets

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    Colorful Monster Craft Ideas | eBay

    Colorful Monster Craft Ideas

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    Halloween Eyeball Crafts for Kids (photo credit Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda)

    Halloween Eyeball Crafts for Kids

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