|“||Don't cry, craft!||”|
―Dan & Phil
Dan & Phil first mentioned the name of the channel as a joke in a gaming video (BUTTON BASHING PROS - Dan vs. Phil: Mortal Kombat Trilogy) posted on DanAndPhilGAMES in September 2014.
On April 1, 2015, the account was created with a single video posted on it as an April Fools' joke, which includes Dan and Phil making 'squareflakes' and telling viewers not to cry, but craft.
The video is also edited in a funny but cringe-worthy way and is full of 'pro tips'. Dan said that they were going to upload twice every single day, however it was obviously a joke because no new videos have been posted since then.
The famous quote "Don't cry, craft!" became an internet meme as soon as the video was uploaded. The channel was awarded the YouTube Silver Play Button at Summer in the City 2015.
As of more recent events, on April 1, 2016, they both uploaded another cringe-worthy 'crafts' video. The video was entitled "DanAndPhilCRAFTS - Glitter Faces " in which they smeered glue all over white paper and smoothered glitter over the top.
From this video, the quote "PROTIP" has, yet again, become an internet meme as soon as the video was uploaded. It's been said that if the channel keeps growing and they upload another April Fools' video in 2017, it's an estimate that the channel will achieve the golden play button come the near future.