20 AMAZING BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Back to school time is quickly approaching! This is a fun list of back to school crafts that kids are sure to enjoy doing. There are school-themed craft and DIY ideas, back to school printables, and simple teacher gift ideas, too. We’ve gathered the 20 BEST back to school crafts ideas for kids, not only will these help kids get excited about school, but they will make a great keepsake too.

DIY HOUSE CLIPBOARD BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT

Everyone needs a clipboard; even if you’re not at school! Jot down your notes in style with these insanely easy-to-make house-shaped clipboards from Francois et Moi. I mean, it’s just a board with a clip – how hard can it get?

DIY BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTO FRAME

This cute photo frame from I Heart Crafty Things is a great idea for the little ones who’re starting school or going back for their second or third years. Click a pic for every year and display it through the course of that year, and turn it into a photo garland for their college going-away party!

PENCIL FLOWER TEACHER GIFT IDEA

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This is an adorable teacher gift idea! Plus, it will also last much longer than actual flowers.

DIY BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME CAPSULE

Summer will come in a blink of an eye and, right after that, it’s time to go back to school! You may need some crafts and activities to prepare your kids for that! This jar is the perfect activity for capturing memories from the school year. So, check it out and enjoy it for years to come!

DIY CRAYONS IN SILICONE MOLDS

Are you looking for new crafts that your kids can enjoy right before they go back to school? This simple craft tutorial teaches you how to melt crayons in silicone molds. Let your kids combine the colors they want and enjoy all the fun! Plus, if you have a bunch of broken or left over crayons… this project won’t cost you anything.

GLITTER DIPPED PENCILS

If our kids are obsessed with their school supplies for the new year, it’s time to bring some crafting into the mix! With this back-to-school craft, your kids will make the most stunning glitter-dipped pencils. Let them choose the color of glitter they want and watch how proud they show their custom pencils to all of their friends. Getting excited about school is in the little things!

FLASHCARD HANDPRINT APPLE CRAFT FOR KIDS

Going back to school means that you’ll be occupied with lots of homework and help. Warm-up with a fun back-to-school craft like this handprint one! You need some colored card stock, scissors, and a few more simple supplies. Enjoy!

DIY BACK TO SCHOOL COUNTDOWN CALENDAR

This craft from The Crafting Chicks is more than just a countdown calendar, it’s also a great way to help little kids express their emotions. I think this is particularly useful if your child has had a very enjoyable summer and is finding it hard to adjust to going back to school.

WATERCOLOR BOOKMARKS – BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT

If your child is more artistically inclined, he’ll love these watercolor bookmarks! Since you can customize them, they also make great gifts to hand out to classmates this Back to School season. Now every time they go back to their book, they’ll smile thinking of their friend!

POPSICLE STICK PENCIL CRAFT

In many places, kids give their teachers little notes at the end and start of every school year. If you’d like to give teachers or friends a few words of happiness and inspiration, don’t do it the boring way with plain paper – write it on the back of a Popsicle stick pencil, like this one from Craft Create Cook.

FREE PRINTABLE ANIMAL SCHOOL LABELS

When we were kids, we were required to wrap all our books in a certain shade of brown paper and then stick labels on them. The slightly OCD side of me wanted all the labels to match, and I would hunt high and low to get them! But with these printable labels, you can just print as many as you want!

DIY BACK TO SCHOOL PENCIL FLAGS

Say goodbye to homework resistance with pencil flags that fly high and proud! My Paper Printables has cute little flags that you can print and fix onto your pencils. Don’t forget to make some for your friends!

3D PAPER APPLE BOOK CRAFT

We’ve suggested the Popsicle pencil to write your notes on, but you can take it a notch higher by writing them on these 3D paper apple books! Hello, Wonderful shows us how to make these adorable little books that will work well with both kids and teachers.

FREE PRINTABLE ANIMAL BOOKMARKS  – BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT

Remember how I said I like my school stuff to match? Well, if you’ve printed out our animal school labels, you absolutely MUST print out these matching bookmarks as well! Make separate sets of each animal to gift each of your friends – they’re going to be delighted!

BACK TO SCHOOL PRINTABLE NOTEBOOK STICKERS

If you’re not the label type, here’s something more interesting for you to decorate your notebooks with. Design Eat Repeat has printable fruit stickers that have enough space for you to fill in the details.

DIY ABSTRACT ZIPPER POUCHES

You’ll be hard pressed to find a girl who doesn’t need a pouch for her stuff! Try making these abstract zipper pouches from Pretty Life Girls that are perfect for everything – stationery, makeup or  other personal items.

PERSONALIZED BACK TO SCHOOL NOTEBOOKS

If you don’t have a brown-paper rule for your school books, then go nuts with these personalized versions from Design Improvised! The candy colors work well for every season and you can use any combination of colors you like. Have matching sets made for your girl gang to be in sync!

TOILET PAPER ROLL CRAYONS

We all have toilet paper rolls at home, which means that you already have the main supply for this amazing craft. You’ll be making some cute crayons that have precious little faces on them! Your kids can use them as pencil or crayon organizers to put on their little desks at home. Fun, right?!

DR SEUSS HANDPRINT PAINTING CRAFT

All kids love the world or Dr. Seuss, right?! His books are just magical! Now, it’s time to show that love through a handprint craft like this one. It’s a great activity that can help you get your kids into that back-to-school mood. They’ll love working on it and you’ll have a wonderful keepsake!

DIY BACK TO SCHOOL T-SHIRT

DIY a T-shirt is perfect for Back To School Season.
We have 500+ Back to school PNG Files so you can use them for your projects.

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