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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…
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Create these adorable sheep painted rocks using paint pens, smooth rocks, and a little bit of regular paint! Great as an Easter activity or for painting your favorite farm animal. #eastercrafts #paintedrocks #craftsbyamanda
Create these adorable sheep painted rocks using paint pens, smooth rocks, and a little bit of regular paint! Great as an Easter activity or for painting your favorite farm animal. #eastercrafts #paintedrocks #craftsbyamanda
See how you can decorate Easter eggs in beautiful and unique designs with these 7 different methods. These colored eggs are easy for kids and adults alike to create!

Easter

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If you're looking for a fun way to get friends together this fall, host a pumpkin painting party! See what we did for our Halloween pumpkin painting party. #pumpkinpaintingparty #paintedpumpkins #paintingpumpkins #halloweenparty #pumpkinideas #diypumpkin #pumpkindecorating #pumpkindeccoratingparty #partyideas #fallparty
This how to paint wine glasses project makes a great Valentine's day gift packaged with a bottle of wine to keep, fill, and share with your own Valentine! #paintingtips #valentinesday #valentine #valentinesdaydiy #wineglass #valentinesdaygift #giftideas #craftsbyamanda
Paper fortune cookie messages are perfect for New Year's, birthday parties, Valentine's Day & other holidays. Paper fortune cookie messages are fun to make! #fortunecookie #newyears #newyearseve #nye #nyeparty #2020 #valentinesday #craftsbyamanda

Party Ideas

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Use this infinity scarf crochet pattern to make the perfect heart themed cozy neck wrap. This will be great for Valentine's Day! #crochet #infinityscarf #crochetscarf #crochetpattern #freepattern #freecrochetpattern #craftsbyamanda
This how to paint wine glasses project makes a great Valentine's day gift packaged with a bottle of wine to keep, fill, and share with your own Valentine! #paintingtips #valentinesday #valentine #valentinesdaydiy #wineglass #valentinesdaygift #giftideas #craftsbyamanda
There's no better way to express your love than with a homemade card. This year try on of these simple to DIY Homemade Valentine's Day Cards! #valentinecardsdiy #easyvalentinescards #craftsbyamanda

Valentine's Day

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A complete guide for successfully painting on glass. Whether you are brushing on your design, stenciling, or spraying, these tips will help! #painting #paintingtips #paintingonglass #homedecor #stenciling #craftsbyamanda
We've compiled 30 + organization ideas to help you feel more organized and accomplished throughout the day. Keep your home tidy with these awesome tips! #organizing #organization #organizingideas #getorganized #organizedhome #organizingtips #craftsbyamanda
We've compiled 30 + organization ideas to help you feel more organized and accomplished throughout the day. Keep your home tidy with these awesome tips! #organizing #organization #organizingideas #getorganized #organizedhome #organizingtips #craftsbyamanda

Adult Crafts

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These craft stick pencil bookmarks are a great back to school craft. They are easy enough for kids to help with, or for you to create on your own. #backtoschool #backtoschoolcrafts #diybookmark #bookmarks #kidscrafts #schoolproject #schoolcrafts #craftsbyamanda
To help keep you organized this year, I created a back to school checklist that you can fill out yourself and bring with you when you go school shopping! #backtoschool #checklist #printable #freeprintable #teachers #school #organization #schoolshopping
These printable corner bookmarks keep your place, and they will make you smile when you see them! Choose your favorite and give the others to your friends! #bookmark #printable #freeprintable #bookworm #summercrafts #papercrafts #kidscrafts #adultcrafts #backtoschoolcrafts #bookclub

Back to School

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The kids will love making these styrofoam cup sea crabs this summer. Perfect for outdoor or indoor playtime these crabs will spark their imagination! #beachcrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #crabcrafts #summercrafts #animalcrafts
These sea shell creatures are the perfect beach craft to tackle after collecting shells from your latest beach vacation. Make your own unique creature! #seashellcrafts #beachcrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #clay #animalcrafts #seacreatures #beachcraftsforkids
Next time you’re at the beach, don’t miss your chance to collect beautiful pieces of driftwood to use for this fun Driftwood Crab Wall Art! #craftsbyamanda #driftwoodart #wallart #coastaldecor #homedecor #wooddrift #coastaldecorating

Beach Crafts

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These adorable cardboard tube chicks are an easy kid's craft tutorial for spring or Easter. All you need is a cardboard tube, paint and pipe cleaners. #cardboardtube #easter #kidscrafts #springcrafts #eastercrafts #easycrafts #easykidscrafts #craftsbyamanda
This cardboard tube cardinal is the perfect winter recycled project for kids! All you need is a cardboard tube, construction paper, feathers, & googly eyes! #cardboardtube #constructionpaper #googlyeyes #kidscrafts #recycledkidscrafts #easykidscrafts #craftsbyamanda
Turn an ordinary cardboard roll into this adorable cardboard tube jellyfish! A fun ocean themed kid's craft that's perfect for summer. #cardboardtube #cardboardtubecrafts #cardboardtubeprojects #kidscrafts #jellyfishcraft #beachcrafts #craftsbyamanda

Cardboard Tube Crafts

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Super simple and so darn cute! Make a Santa's Belly Ornament for Christmas.
Gingerbread crafts are a whimsical addition to your holiday line-up, and today we've collected 30 Unique Gingerbread Ideas from edibles to crafts! #gingerbread #christmascrafts #gingerbreadcrafts #gingerbreadcookies #holidaycrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #craftsbyamanda
With just a few simple supplies, kids can make these fun pom pom ornaments to give as gifts or to hang on the Christmas tree. #christmascrafts #christmasornaments #ornamentcrafts #pompomornaments #craftsbyamanda

Christmas

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Bright and cheery with a touch of rustic charm, this sunflower wreath is a beautiful piece to hang indoors or outdoors. #craftsbyamanda #fallcrafts #sunflowercrafts
How cute, I mean creepy, are these salt dough haunted houses? Prop them on a bookshelf with some faux spiderwebs, glue them to a sturdy wreath form, or add them to a Halloween Terrarium. Happy haunting! #craftsbyamanda #halloweencrafts #easycrafts
This clay Halloween village is far from frightening, in fact, painting them in the holiday's iconic colors like orange, green, and purple makes them that more fun. #craftsbyamanda #halloweencrafts #easyhalloweencrafts

Craft Videos

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If you're looking for a fun, fresh way to decorate for fall, make these easy fabric pumpkins to dress up just about any room! #sewing #falldecor #fabricpumpkins #fallhomedecor #homedecor #craftsbyamanda
The perfect DIY door decor for fall, such a fun and adorable project! #burlap #burlapwreath #pumpkinwreath #wreath #fallwreath #autumnwreath #homedecor #falldecor #craftsbyamanda
This simple pumpkin grapevine wreath is a beautiful way to welcome the colors of fall into your home decorating. Step-by-step tutorial included! #pumpkinwreath #fallwreath #pumpkin #wreath #homedecor #diywreath #autumnwreath #homemadewreath #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdecor #craftsbyamanda

Fall

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Expert tips and instruction on how to make beautiful drip paint pots. Drip painting is fun for adults and crafts and they make great 9and useful) gifts! #paint #claypots #drippaint #kidscrafts #gardening #gardencrafts #gardeningwithkids #drippainting #craftsbyamanda
These easy decorative garden stakes are kid-friendly, budget-friendly, and super-easy to make. They're a beautiful addition to your yard or garden. #garden #gardening #beads #gardenstakes #kidfriendly #diy #craftsbyamanda
These beautiful rock garden markers have been painted with special outdoor paint. They look beautiful in the garden - get the instructions to make your own! #rockpainting #paintedrocks #garden #gardenmarkers #herbs #gardening #gardendecor #spring #summercrafts

Gardening

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Create some spooky fun for your doorstep or window this Halloween with these glowing Jack O'Lantern luminaries!
Calling all cat lovers! These black cat pumpkins are the perfect Halloween craft for anyone who loves cats. They're painted with chalkboard paint so the kids will be able to write on them when you're all done! #halloween #halloweencrafts #paintingpumpkins #pumpkinpainting #chalkboardpaint #halloweenkidscrafts #craftsbyamanda
Calling all cat lovers! These black cat pumpkins are the perfect Halloween craft for anyone who loves cats. They're painted with chalkboard paint so the kids will be able to write on them when you're all done! #halloween #halloweencrafts #paintingpumpkins #pumpkinpainting #chalkboardpaint #halloweenkidscrafts #craftsbyamanda

Halloween

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Make this puffy dreidel craft with your kids while you tell the story of the brave children that hid in caves in order to study the Torah. #hannukahcrafts #dreidel #chanukah #papercrafts #kidscrafts #tissuepaper #craftsforkids #holidaycrafts #torah

Hannukah

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There are plenty of yarn crafts that you can make, and you don't have to know how to manipulate a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook to make them. #yarncrafts #homedecor #yarn #easycrafts #craftsbyamanda
Make a roman shade without sewing a stitch! This easy to make window covering only uses a few supplies. Pull out your ironing board to make your own no-sew roman shades. #nosewprojects #diyromanshades #diywindowcoverings #tutorial #romanshades #adultcrafts #craftsbyamanda
Tidy up the bathroom with a makeover of your plastic storage drawers. Organization has never looked cuter by simply using decoupage, scrap fabric, and some paint! #organization #storageideas #diystorage #organizingideas #diyorganization #craftsbyamanda

Home Decor

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Teaching kids about chemical reactions doesn't have to be limited to science class. This fun experiment shows the baking soda and vinegar reaction that happens when these two ingredients are combined. #science experiment #bakingsodavinegar #experiment #kidsexperiment #kidsscience #kidsscieneexperiment #kidscrafts #craftsbyamanda
This fluffy slime uses basic household ingredients making it easy and fun to create. The consistency of this slime is really airy and light, kids love it! #slime #slimerecipe #howtomakeslime #kidscrafts #easyslime #easyslimerecipe #fluffyslime #craftsbyamanda
These bright and beautiful tropical paper flowers are made from scrapbook paper and card stock. I was inspired by the gorgeous tropical flowers in warm weather climates. #paperflowers #paperflowertutorial #papercrafts #paperlilies #tutorial #craftsbyamanda

Kids Crafts

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Make pretty winter luminaries that appear to be covered with freshly fallen snow using snow texture paint! Oh so gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, they are very easy to make. #winterdecor #luminaries #masonjarcrafts #masonjars #winterhomedecor #christmasdecor #christmascenterpiece #centerpiece #craftsbyamanda
This colorful, glittery candy cane Mason jar luminary is a festive way to add some twinkling warmth to your Christmas decorating. #masonjar #christmas #christmascrafts #masonjarcrafts #christmasdecor #homedecor #christmashomedecor #craftsbyamanda
Light up your holiday decor this year with these beautiful Christmas Votive Holders! Stick them on a shelf, mantel, or use them as a pretty centerpiece. #christmas #christmascrafts #holidaydecor #christmasdecor #masonjar #masonjarcrafts #christmasluminaries #christmasmasonjars #luminarycrafts #luminaries #cricut #cricutcrafts #votiveholders

Luminaries

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Make pretty winter luminaries that appear to be covered with freshly fallen snow using snow texture paint! Oh so gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, they are very easy to make. #winterdecor #luminaries #masonjarcrafts #masonjars #winterhomedecor #christmasdecor #christmascenterpiece #centerpiece #craftsbyamanda
If you liked our Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins, you'll love this adorable mason jar lid snowman! It's a cute and unique holiday craft that is sure to be a conversation piece. #masonjar #masonjarlid #christmascrafts #christmasdecor #diychristmasdecor #winterdecor #wintercrafts #craftsbyamanda
These fall mason jars combine burlap and pretty fall flowers to make a statement centerpiece for your fall dinner party or Thanksgiving table. #fall #masonjars #falldecor #fallhomedecor #masonjardecor #homedecor #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #craftsbyamanda

Mason Jar Crafts

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Capture the beauty of nature all year-round with these lovely DIY pressed flower and soft glitter translucent resin magnets. #pressedflowers #resin #magnets #magnetcrafts #adultcrafts #naturecrafts #summercrafts #homedecor
Grab some acorns, paint, and round magnets to create these adorable strawberry acorn magnets to display on your fridge or in a jar. #naturecrafts #kidscrafts #adultcrafts #campcrafts #kitchen #kitchencrafts #strawberry #strawberrycrafts
These Birdseed Ornaments are a great kid's craft project for spring! #birdfeedercrafts #birdseed #birdseedornaments #kidscrafts #gardencrafts #easykidscrats #springcrafts #cardboard #cookiecutters #peanutbuttercrafts #naturecrafts #craftsbyamanda

Nature Crafts

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Paper fortune cookie messages are perfect for New Year's, birthday parties, Valentine's Day & other holidays. Paper fortune cookie messages are fun to make! #fortunecookie #newyears #newyearseve #nye #nyeparty #2020 #valentinesday #craftsbyamanda
Paper fortune cookie messages are perfect for New Year's, birthday parties, Valentine's Day & other holidays. Paper fortune cookie messages are fun to make! #fortunecookie #newyears #newyearseve #nye #nyeparty #2020 #valentinesday #craftsbyamanda
These free printable new year bottle tags will help you dress up a bottle for gifting. Also great for engagements, anniversaries, retirements, and more! #newyearseve #nye #nyeparty #printable #bottletags #giftidea #partyhosting #partydecor #craftsbyamanda

New Year's Eve

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The cuteness is inside two paper plates made to look like an aquarium. It's a classic kid's craft! #diyaquarium #kidscrafts #recycledcrafts #recycledkidscrafts #paperplatecrafts #recycledpaperplate #summercrafts #beachcrafts #craftsbyamanda
Adorable paper plate ladybug uses tissue paper to make it so colorful! #paperplate #paperplatecraft #paperplatekidscraft #kidscraft #ladybugcraft #rainbow #summercraft #tissuepaper #craftsbyamanda
The cuteness is inside two paper plates made to look like an aquarium. It's a classic kid's craft! #diyaquarium #kidscrafts #recycledcrafts #recycledkidscrafts #paperplatecrafts #recycledpaperplate #summercrafts #beachcrafts #craftsbyamanda

Paper Plate Crafts

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This printable St. Patrick's Day Bingo makes a fun, festive way to celebrate the holiday whether it be with family, friends, or in a classroom. #bingo #stpatricksday #printable #freeprintable #printablebingo #kidsprintable #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #craftsbyamanda
If you're searching for a fun Valentine's Day game to play with your family, look no further than this adorable printable Valentine bingo game! #valentinesday #valentine #bingo #printable #printablebingo #kidscrafts #valentinekidscrafts #kidsvalentinesday #craftsbyamanda

Printables

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Lately I’ve been making a lot of clothespin crafts. These cute hungry fish are fun to make and great to play with too! The kids will love them. #clothespin #clothespincraft #kidscrafts #kidsclothespincraft #recycledcraft #papercraft #diykidscraft #craftsbyamanda
Ladybug crafts are always the cutest! Turn ladybugs into magnets using fabric scraps, felt, and cardstock. #ladybugcraft #ladybug #fabricscrap #recycledcrafts #summercrafts #kidscrafts #adultcrafts #magnet #magnetcrafts #felt
This wind spinner is made from a recycled plastic bottle and is a great way to keep critters out of your garden. This fun recycled duck tape project is great for kids this summer! #kidscrafts #windspinner #howtomakeawindspinner #recycledcrafts #recycledcraftsforkids #plasticbottlecrafts #ducttapecrafts #ducktapecrafts #craftsbyamanda

Recycled

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Use this infinity scarf crochet pattern to make the perfect heart themed cozy neck wrap. This will be great for Valentine's Day! #crochet #infinityscarf #crochetscarf #crochetpattern #freepattern #freecrochetpattern #craftsbyamanda
Make a roman shade without sewing a stitch! This easy to make window covering only uses a few supplies. Pull out your ironing board to make your own no-sew roman shades. #nosewprojects #diyromanshades #diywindowcoverings #tutorial #romanshades #adultcrafts #craftsbyamanda
Learn how to make these adorable crocheted baby loafers! Such a fun project, simply use the pattern from this tutorial and crochet a pair of these cute baby loafers today! #crochetbabyloafers #crochetbabypatterns #crochetloafspatterns #crochetpattern #crochettutorial #crochetbabyloafertutorial #craftsbyamanda

Sewing & Needlework

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Butterfly crafts are fun for kids and a great way to celebrate spring! These colorful paper doily butterflies are made from food coloring and paper doilies! #papercrafts #doilies #butterflycraft #butterflies #kindergarten #springcrafts #kidscrafts #watercolor
Kids are always in the mood for a rainbow craft, so we've gathered 30 of the Best Rainbow Crafts for Kids that we could find for your rainy day inspiration! #rainbowcrafts #colorfulcrafts #stpatricksday #papercrafts #kidscrafts #rainbow
How to make beautiful Deco Mesh Flowers with Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Spring

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Tons of Memorial Day crafts and recipes for your weekend celebrations. A great way to teach kids what Memorial Day is all about. #memorialdaycrafts #memorialdayrecipes #patrioticcrafts #patrioticrecipes #patrioticfood #july4thcrafts #july4threcipes #craftsbyamanda
Making sunflower crafts is a fun way to usher in the fall season. These sunflower craft ideas range from preschool through full fledged adults, so have fun! #sunflowercrafts #fallcrafts #kidscrafts #sunflowers #naturecrafts #naturekidscrafts #summerintofall #craftsbyamanda
Little hand held fans that look like watermelons, made from paper plates and craft sticks! This is a great project for a hot summer day. #paperplate #paperplatecrafts #kidscrafts #summercrafts #watermelon #recyclingwithkids #recycledcrafts #craftsbyamanda

Summer

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