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Friday, August 26, 2011

Seven Back to School Crafts for Kids

pencil holderTrying to get kids excited for back to school but not having much luck? Get them involved with making their own school supplies! This will help them get excited and have a chance to showcase their own style.

Dress up plain pencils, blah binders and boring books with scrapbook paper, stickers, or fabric. You can make just about any of the following ideas green by using only what you have on hand.

These crafts can help get kids ready to go back to school with supplies they helped dress up.


1. Lunch Money Locket

lunch money locketI love this lunch money locket found on Family Fun. Use an old mint or candy tin you already have on hand so you don’t have to purchase any new materials.

2. Organizer

artist organizer back to school organizerHave a budding artist in your midst? Check out this fantastic artist’s organizer over at Martha Stewart.

Create it using felt you already have on hand or felted material from old sweaters. You could also substitute felt for another heavy duty fabric you may have on hand like upholstery swatches or thick canvas.

3. Book Blanket

back to school craftsWant to give boring books and notebooks a stylish look?

Try these cute book blanket crafts found at Family Fun.

4. Owl Backpack

back to school owl backpack craftI love owls, so when I spotted this hooty back pack on Martha Stewart I just knew I had to show everyone.

Perfect for little ones who want something special for back to school.

5. Decorated Pencils

decorated pencils from MarthaStewart.comEasily dress up boring pencils with some tape and paint.

6. Ipod/Cellphone case

These pocket purses found on BHG are so cute. They are the perfect size for ipods and cellphones.

7. Decorate Three-Ring Binders

Three Ring BinderI also found this back to school DIY idea on BHG. It is a great idea for dressing up plain old binders! Just add stickers, string, and craft paper for a one of a kind work of art.

For more back to school craft projects check out:

Danielle’s Place. They have a whole list of back to school crafts. I really adore the can pencil holder and the duct tape bookmark, name plate, and name tag.

Martha Stewart also has a list of back to school crafts.

If you have a little girl who would like to dress up her denim check out Making Friends for some sparkly inspiration.

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