Amanda FormaroAmanda Formaro is a published author and professional blogger with over 18 years online experience. Her work has appeared on websites and in magazines such as Parents, Family Fun, PBS Kids, Disney's Spoonful, SheKnows, Redbook, Mixing Bowl and more. Please contact Amanda to inquire how she can provide fabulous crafts or recipes for your site or brand. You can visit her blogs here.
How to Start a Blog - from Amanda Formaro, 20 years working from home earning a 6-figure income from blogging!

This question: “How do I start a blog“? I receive questions all the time about crafts, recipes and blogging. One of┬áthe most common is how to start a blog. So I thought it was high time to address the question and help get you started on your own path to being a blogger and earning […]

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Amanda Formaro - HP My Printly Ambassador

I just returned from a quick trip to San Diego where I met with Hewlett Packard and the My Printly team. It’s amazing the passion and spirit that the team at HP has for print! I’m super excited to try some of the products I learned about and can’t wait to share projects with you […]

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Amanda Formaro in her studio

I have been working closely with Prime Publishing for several years now. They are located just an hour south of my studio and we try to meet in person at least once or twice per year. About a month or so ago they came up to my studio to interview me and share my space. […]

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Crafts by Amanda Craft Kits Are Here!

I’m super excited to announce that the Crafts by Amanda craft kits I’ve been working on are finally here! I worked exclusively with a great company called S&S Worldwide to develop these fun kits for kids. While these kits are not available for individual sale, they are IDEAL for teachers, scout troop leaders, camp directors, […]

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DIY Network Interview: Creative Genius , Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Recently I received an email from Scripps Network saying they wanted to interview me for their Creative Genius series on their blog, Made + Remade. To say the least, I was honored, but after going through previous interviews I was really excited. See, previous interviewees were artists, business owners, etc, but I didn’t see any […]

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Crafts by Amanda, Amanda Formaro, interviewed by Crafts by Courtney

Every blogger knows that every OTHER blogger they encounter is busy. Busy. Busy. Busy. It’s hard to find time to get all the things done that you need to, and you may even find yourself hiring others to help you complete those tasks. Being that busy also means that it’s difficult to answer questions from […]

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Star Wars Mania! by Amanda Formaro

It’s almost here, my fifth book in the Mania series – Star Wars Mania! I had fun with all the books, but this one was by far my favorite. I had such a blast coming up with all the different character ideas. You will see appearances by Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Greedo, Admiral Ackbar, Jabba the […]

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Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda In Parents Magazine: March 2015

Once again I am happy to have been included in Parents Magazine. This is my third freelanced piece with the magazine and they are always a pleasure to work with. Funny thing about this project, I submitted it and was paid for it almost two years ago. Yet it’s only now finally made it to […]

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Button Mania Amanda Formaro

As you may remember, I wrote two kid’s craft books, Rubber Band Mania and Duct Tape Mania that were released last summer. I posted about them here. Well, just recently books #3 and #4 of the series have been placed on Amazon ready for pre-order! So excited! I’m currently working on book #5, sorry I […]

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Amanda Formaro, crafting expert, partners with Menards and The Chicago Tribune to bring fun projects and ideas to families.

I’m happy to announce a new partnership I’ve entered into with Menards and the Chicago Tribune. Starting this month I’ll be creating kid friendly crafts for their new Kid’s Club section. The first projects shared are my duct tape Halloween costumes and some fun not-so-messy pumpkin decorating ideas! Keep an out out on my Facebook […]

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