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Amanda FormaroAmanda Formaro is a published author and professional blogger with over 17 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.
Amanda Formaro is Crafting and Blogging for Kids Activities Blog

I recently got together with Kids Activities Blog to create some fun craft projects for them. I’m super excited about the relationship as I’ve always loved their site! It’s packed full of games, printables, parenting advice, parent hacks, crafts, recipes and more. You can find me at Kids Activities Blog here.

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Amanda Formaro on I Love to Create

Seems I forgot to mention that I am now crafting and blogging twice per month over at I Love to Create’s blog. ILTC brings us awesome products such as Tulip brand, Aleene’s, Duncan, Crafty Chica and more. Some that will be quite familiar to you are Scribbles, Puffy Paint, Tulip tie dyes and fabric paint […]

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SNAP Conference 2014 - Amanda Formaro

I made a trip out west in late April this year. It was my first time attending SNAP Conference, a blogging conference for creative people in the craft, DIY and lifestyle realm. It’s certainly not my first conference, probably my 5th or 6th, but the first time I had been to SNAP. I have to say […]

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Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda and her new craft books!

They’re here! A package arrived today carrying a few copies each of my brand new craft books for kids, Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania! This was an exciting day for me, to finally see them in print, to be able to hold them and flip through the pages! Yesterday I discovered that they […]

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Amanda's Cookin' and Kraft Cheese

In February of this year, I worked closely with Hunts and Kraft to create two delicious recipes for Amanda’s Cookin’ and for the Kraft Cheese website. You can head over to Kraft Cheese to see the recipes and browse the other deliciousness that was shared by a few fellow bloggers! Thanks Kraft, it was great […]

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own your own name before someone else does

There are many reasons that you should own your name as a domain. It doesn’t matter if you work for yourself, for someone else, or don’t work at all. Yourname.com is not just for businesses. In 2007, I sold my website of ten years and shortly thereafter bought the domain AmandaFormaro.com. It wasn’t until after […]

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Amanda on display via Prime Publishing

In January I attended the Craft & Hobby Association trade show. It’s not open to the public, but rather to craft industry professionals, manufacturers, vendors and the press. Hundreds of booths decorated to the hilt with all of that company’s new and existing products they want you to see. It’s a great way to see […]

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100,000 Likes: A Milestone for Crafts by Amanda

On December 30, 2013 the Facebook page for Crafts by Amanda reached a great milestone. 100,000 likes from craft lovers all over the world! I’m so happy to see so many people enjoying the art of crafting the way that I do. Thanks to all of them who helped me reach this milestone. Here’s to […]

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My crafts on ABC Family @amandaformaro

I had the opportunity to provide a couple of holiday craft projects on ABC Family’s website. The first one, the Blue & White Coffee Filter Christmas Tree, is live now. The second one should be up soon, which is the adorable snowflake apron you see pictured here. I’ll update this post with the link to […]

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Amanda Formaro heading back to create kid's craft projects for Spoonful after Kaboose roll up

Back in the fall of 2003 I was approached by Kaboose.com and asked to create kid’s craft projects for their website. On average, I created 10 craft tutorials per month for the first year. It later increased to 15 crafts per month and then a couple years in, Disney bought the Canadian company. I continued […]

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