Going back to school is pretty exciting for kids and teens. You get to go back to school to see your friends for the first time in months. You get to meet your new teacher (or teachers) and you get to find out where you will be sitting and who you will be sitting next to. For a lot of kids, they feel starting a new school year is another chance to redefine who they are so they can be more popular. I remember that feeling as a kid...I wish that I had known that I should have just been myself.
It is September and it is back to school time. So you might want to think of inexpensive and fun ways to create the coolest back to school items such as stylish book covers and notebooks. Below are the Back to School Arts and Crafts Activities that You Have Been Looking For!!
How to Make a School Supply Box Craft Idea for Kids - Get your kids excited about going back to school with this cute and functional organizer. From crayons to calculators, this sturdy box will keep supplies handy for your busy youngsters. This is an affordable craft so it can be totally customized each year according to their current interests and ever-changing style.
How to Make a School Book Cover Out of a Decorated Gift Bag- How to cover your child’s book with book cover made from a decorated gift bag. I will detail how I turned a gift bag into a homemade school textbook cover in the tutorial / article below.
How to Make a Comics Covered School Book Cover with a Brown Grocery Bag - As my kids get older and older, there seems to be more and more books that we need to cover. I have become a pro at turning brown grocery store bags into neat little school book covers. I decided to turn my son’s Math book cover into a fun comic book cover. I covered the book cover with contact paper to protect the comics. I also put a word search on there, which can be done over and over again since the contact paper can be used as a wipe-able surface for washable markers.
Homework Organizer Crafts Project for Parents and Kids to Declutter Paperwork - With the new school year, also comes tons of school papers … homework, tests, crafts, artwork, notifications, and so much more … and all of these papers will pour into my house. I never know what to do with all the papers and the new paper clutter. I am afraid to throw things away for fear that either my children or me will need that paper soon. So I decided that I would create a school papers organizer. This school paperwork organization system is the craft that I will share with you today.
Make Book Holder for Mom's Desk- This is a great craft to make for a gift book holder for Mom on Mother's Day.
Paper Weaving Pencil and Pen Holder - Learn how to weave paper together to make a pencil and pen holder for a desk.
How to Personalize Your School Bags : Draw on and Paint Your BackPacks - You don’t have to be a an artist to paint and or draw on your backpack, but if you or your child loves to draw, then this book bag painting craft will be even more fun for you or your child. Nobody else will have the same exact knapsack as you…it will be a great keepsake to keep for years to come. It would also be neat to make a different personalized backpack every year so that you can put all of your special projects from that year in your personalized book bag from that year.
Personalize & Decorate Your School Book Bags / BackPacks with Sharpie Markers - My daughter, Sarah, wanted to make her school backpack to look extra special this year. As a Mom who loves to draw, I figured that I would put my talents to use and brainstorm with her to find out what sort of pictures I should draw on her backpack.You don’t have to be a an artist to put together a personalized backpack, but if you or your child loves to draw, then this book bag decoration craft will be even more fun for you or your child.
Back to School Pencil Pendants - Make these cool necklaces for back to school time - use a pencil as the pendant and stick it on a cord or a chain.
How to Make a Message Board Box Organizational Craft Idea for Kids - You can use this as a phone call message organizational center for the rest of the family as well. The box opens up for paper, pens, and pencils. You have the choice to but a clock face on the top of the box or to put a chalkboard on the top of the box.
Some Ideas for Decorating Pencils - Here are some cool ideas for decorating your pencils in really cool ways.
Neck Tie Pencil Holders - Learn how to make these cute pencil holders with a neck tie.
CD / DVD Case Pencil Box - Learn how to make a pencil box out of a CD / DVD case.
Plastic Bottle Timers - Make these water bottle or soda bottle timers for time-outs, homework, testing, or whatever.
Make a Fancy Pen Holder - If you want to make a pen holder for your desk than this is a great craft...it is quite elegant.
Back to School Time Capsule - This is a great back to school craft. You make a time capsule at the beginning of the year and dig it up at the end of the year. You will be surprised at how much they grow over the year.
Corded Steampunk USB Stick - Put your USB stick on a cord and dress it up a bit.
Teddy Bear Pencil Cases - Find out how to make these zippered, fabric pencil pouches.
Mini Book Pendant or Necklace - Make this little book on a cord as a stylish necklace. This would be a great back to school craft.