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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.
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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Amanda Formaro on Cheerios

I’ve worked with General Mills many times over the last few years. Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Kix Cereal, Pillsbury, the list goes on. The team at General Mills is amazing and I’ve been to General Mills headquarters in Minnesota twice now. Recently, I wrote a couple of articles for the Cheerios brand. One is […]

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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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Custom Portrait: Cheryl's Daughters by AmandaFormaro.com

I’ve said before that I have several friends in the blogosphere, some that I’ve met in person, some that I haven’t. Cheryl of Tidy Mom is someone I’ve been working with online for quite a while but haven’t had the opportunity to meet in person yet. When Cheryl sent me this photograph of her beautiful […]

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Custom Portrait: The Mann Family - AmandaFormaro.com

I’ve said before that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of my blogging friends in person. This year I traveled quite a bit, but in June my friend Heather of Dollar Store Crafts came to CHA in Chicago, my neck of the woods. It was great to finally meet Heather and Amy as well! Heather […]

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Custom Pet Portrait: Nellie for Amy - AmandaFormaro.com

If you frequent craft and DIY blogs, then chances are good that you’ve heard of the Mod Podge Queen, Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks! So needless to say when Amy sent me a picture of her adorable pug, Nellie, I was a little intimidated. Amy is my good friend, don’t get me wrong, but […]

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