My Job as Editor of Fun Family Crafts

Every once in a while, I make a reference to my job as Editor of Fun Family Crafts and link to the most recent post that explains what I do. That link is from 2016. My responsibilities have changed quite a bit over the years, so clearly it's time for an update!


"What is Fun Family Crafts?"
Fun Family Crafts is a website. It is not a magazine (you're thinking of FamilyFun). Fun Family Crafts has links to over 11,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. They are organized into 92 categories to make it really easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

"Wow. 11,000?"
Yep. Actually, it's 11,864 as of today. And with the exception of several hundred that were already on the site when I was hired, I personally checked out every one of those to make sure they were kid-friendly, crafts, and tutorials.

"How many of the 11,864 are tutorials you personally wrote?"
539. All of my tutorials are here at My Creative Life. You can search for them alphabetically or by topic.

"So what do you actually do as Editor?"
I run the site. All submissions come to me; I read each one to determine if it's kid-friendly, a craft, and a tutorial. If yes and it's something we want to feature, then I write up a description, categorize the project, add search terms, and schedule it to run. I also answer any questions our readers have, moderate comments, and promote the site, primarily via social media. I search for the most fabulous kid-friendly craft tutorials out there and feature them on the site. There's more, but that's the gist.

"What do you mean by kid-friendly?"
Fun Family Crafts showcases crafts for everyone from toddlers to teens, as well as crafts adults make for children (like a baby toy, for example, or a Halloween costume). Every craft is tagged by the age group(s) for which it is most appropriate. We do not feature tutorials that are inappropriate for kids. For example, you will not find crafts relating to drugs/smoking, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, retirement, Over the Hill parties, or other topics that are not appropriate for kids. (You'd be surprised by some of the submissions we get.)

"How long have you worked for Fun Family Crafts?"
The owner of Fun Family Crafts, Amanda Formaro, hired me in December 2012 as an Editorial Assistant. At first, my job was to find and submit craft tutorials to flush out our categories that were lacking. Amanda gradually assigned me more tasks, then promoted me to Editor in January 2016. It's a great job. 

"How do I get my craft featured at Fun Family Crafts?
If you are a content creator, I'd love for you to submit any of your craft tutorials. The process is quick and easy, but if you have problems or any questions, please let me know!  


  1. Will have to check into this!

  2. Glad I learned more about this site! Sounds like an amazing job!!!

  3. It's fabulous that you get to do something you are passionate about!


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