Monster Cards for St. Patrick’s Day

Monster Cards for St. Patrick's Day by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Do you have monster loving kids? Then these fun St. Patrick’s Day monster themed cards are the perfect project for them. A great way to wish their friends good luck and show their creativity! I made these for Spoonful and I’ve gotta say, too fun! Get my tutorial for these St. Patrick’s Day Monster Cards on Spoonful.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher

St. Patrick's Day Cootie Catcher

Need a last minute idea for St. Patrick’s Day? Print off this free cootie catcher I posted over at Kix Cereal. The printable was created by my good friend Jen Goode. Get the free printable St. Patrick’s Day Cootie Catcher on Kix.

St. Patrick’s Day Welcome Shamrock


It’s been a few years since I made this, but I still pull it out every year and hang it on my front door! It was really easy and I always get lots of compliments. All you’ll need are some inexpensive paper mache hearts you can get at the craft store, some paint and buttons. St. Patrick’s Day Welcome Shamrock   Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings

St. Patrick's Day Window Clings

Making homemade window clings is fun, it’s easy and you really only need one thing.. puffy paint. We are about to make rainbows, shamrocks, a pot of gold, a leprechaun hat and the word lucky. All of which you can stick to your window to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! They are fun and colorful but aren’t just for windows. Attach   Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Greeting Card


Valentine’s Day has come and gone, now it’s time to move on to St. Patrick’s Day! This holiday always makes me yearn for spring. I am definitely in need of warmer weather. :) Below is a craft I made a few years ago. I have also included some links at the end for more fun stuff! Pot of Gold Greeting   Read More »

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops

Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Whether your searching out spring, rainbows or St. Patrick’s Day, this rainbow craft is a fun way to celebrate the season. Rainbows come during or after rain, but who says they have to? You and your child can make magical rainbow colored raindrops falling from their very own cloud! If you prefer to use construction paper for the rainbow stripes   Read More »

Earth Day Craft: Mosaic Earth

Earth Day Craft: Mosaic Earth by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

April is Earth Month and the 22nd of April is Earth Day. Earth month is a great time to talk to children about taking care of our Earth and being mindful of what we do with everything we use. Make this adorable Earth Day craft out of construction paper, or use recycled magazines to really get the message across! Did   Read More »

Shamrock Tree on Canvas

Shamrock Crafts: Shamrock Tree on Canvas by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for adults and children alike. Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day has become more and more popular with the adult crowd over the past decade and shamrock crafts are always big. Adding little touches of lucky green to your decor is fun as long as it’s not overwhelming. This tree shaped like a lucky   Read More »

28 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

28 Valentine Crafts for Kids by Amanda Formaro craftsbyamanda.com @amandaformaro

Over the years I’ve made quite a few Valentine’s Day crafts for kids. Hearts, cupids, candy and construction paper, plenty of fun ideas for your children. I’ve put together a collection of kid friendly Valentine’s Day crafts I made over the years for Kaboose. When you’re done here, I have another round up of Valentine’s Day crafts here - 31 Valentine Crafts   Read More »

Salt Dough Father’s Day Magnets

Salt Dough Father's Day Magnets by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Salt dough is an old favorite that uses flour, salt and water to create fun shapes that are only limited by imagination. Father’s Day is coming soon, so let’s take some salt dough and a few cookie cutters and create these adorable magnets that dad will cherish. Provided you keep salt and flour in your pantry, there’s no need to   Read More »

4 Fun Crafts for Presidents’ Day

4 Fun Crafts for Presidents' Day by @amanda formaro Crafts by Amanda

With all the snow we are getting yet again today, it’s probably best that the schools are closed anyway. Ours no longer close for Presidents’ Day, however they do use that day for teacher meetings. So if you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy today, here are four crafts in honor of our past presidents to choose from.   Read More »

Dad Rocks Paperweight: Father’s Day Craft

Dad Rocks Paperweight by Amanda Formaro

If you are looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift your kids can make, this is it! It’s fun to make, uses very few supplies, and there’s a very high probability you already have everything on hand to make this. Send the kids out in the yard to gather some small pebbles, or if you have pea gravel that’s   Read More »

Cell Phone Selfie Father’s Day Card

Cell Phone Selfie Card for Father's Day or Mother's Day by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Need a fun and unique idea for your kids for Father’s Day? Kids of all ages are carrying cell phones these days and they are the kings and queens of #selfies! Make a card shaped like a phone and attach a selfie from your child to their dad. Get my tutorial for these Cell Phone Selfie Father’s Day Cards at Spoonful

Shamrock Plant Poke

Shamrock Plant Poke from CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so I wanted to share this shamrock craft with you. I made this shamrock plant poke for Michael’s Craft Stores highlighting their economical paint line called Craftsmart. To make this shamrock plant poke I used wooden hearts, a wooden dowel, Craftsmart paint and finished it off with some multi purpose sealer. You could   Read More »

Doily & Fabric Flower Pin

Doily & Fabric Flower Pin

Last week I attended a food blogging conference in Orlando (details to come on my food blog) and the day of the actual conference was none other than St. Patrick’s Day. Well, I don’t wear green much, so to avoid getting pinched ;-) I made this super simple no-sew fabric flower pin to adorn my bag. The bag was a   Read More »

Father’s Day Hero Stones

Father's Day Hero Stones by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Paperweights have always made great gifts for Father’s Day. They use inexpensive supplies, just head outside and find some rocks, and are easy to make! They’re also useful. Dad can use them at work at his desk, or at home in his own space. These rock paperweights tell dad what he is to you. He is your hero, so tell   Read More »

Father’s Day Blue Collar Uniform Shirt Card

Father's Day Blue Collar Uniform Shirt Card

My husband was an automobile mechanic for 25 years before switching careers to drive a big rig. He has worked in the “blue collar” sector all his life, so those adorable shirt cards with the necktie never worked for our Father’s Day celebrations. So instead, I created this blue collar version, the uniform shirt card! Simple change out the color   Read More »