As the summer days slowly give way to the crisp air of autumn, it’s time to gear up for the exciting back-to-school season. Amidst the anticipation of new classes, friends, and opportunities, there’s something inherently special about preparing for the academic year with a touch of creativity. Back-to-school crafts are a fantastic way to channel your enthusiasm and create personalized items that will make your school days even more memorable. Whether you’re a student, parent, or teacher, these craft ideas will ignite your artistic spirit and help you kick off the school year in style.
1. Apple lunch sacks
One of my favorite ways to bring an extra excitement to the first week of school is to dress up a lunch bag. This apple lunch sack idea is simple to make and so so cute. Perfect for the reluctant student.
2. Re-useable lunch sacks
If paper bags aren’t your thing, try making your own lunch sacks from scrap fabrics. I loved making this color-block sacks. The best part is putting the colors in the best combinations.
3. Beeswax food pouches
While you’re at it, make some reuseable food pouches with beeswax. Here’s how to make them!
4. Printable back to school stickers
If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your locker, book cover, or water bottle, these printable stickers are perfect!
5. DIY pencil case
We always love a sewing project and this is a great one for beginners. The best part is picking out a fabric full of personality. We used the ones from our own fabric collection.
6. Make a notebook from a paper bag
This is a great one for kids. It’s a simple introduction to book binding with simple materials that you already have–as paper bag!
7. How to make a notepad
Did you know you can make a notepad? Try this method to create your own with your own paper.
8. Add rainbow buttons
Here’s a fun idea for adding some zest to your back to school clothes or uniform–add on rainbow buttons! I love having buttons on hand for kids anyway–there’s so many projects to make with them. This assortment is my favorite.
9. State flower color map
Add some artwork to your walls with his printable coloring poster of the flowers of the United States. Plus, it acts as an activity. Would be great fun for a dorm room too!
Embrace the back-to-school season with open arms and an artistic spirit. These crafts not only let you express yourself but also help you gear up for a successful academic journey. Whether you’re jazzing up your study space, personalizing your supplies, or adding a touch of inspiration, these back-to-school craft ideas are bound to make the transition from summer to school exciting and colorful. So, gather your crafting materials and get ready to infuse your back-to-school routine with creativity! Can’t wait to see what you make!