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15 Back-to-School Crafts

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Help make this new school year the best year yet with these fun-to-make back-to-school crafts!
Make this new school year the best year yet with these fun organizational back to school crafts!
1. Simple Supply Caddy 

Try this craft with your kids to help them—and you—be your best-organized selves.

Try this craft with your kids to help them—and you—be your best-organized selves.

2. Personalized Backpack Zipper Pull

Upcycle those loose Scrabble tiles into this adorable customized zipper pull.

Upcycle those loose Scrabble tiles into this adorable customized zipper pull.

3. Monster Bulletin Board

Cover styrofoam in duct tape to create this monsterific DIY bulletin board.

Cover craft foam in duct tape to create this monsterific DIY bulletin board.

4. Pencil Toppers

Decorate your pencils with friendly and fun pencil toppers.

Decorate your pencils with friendly and fun pencil toppers.

5. School-Bus Photo Frame

Display your child's school pictures in this adorable craft-stick school-bus frame.

Display your child's school pictures in this adorable craft-stick school-bus frame.

6. Tree Bookends and Safari Bookmarks

These cute (and practical) DIY desk accessories are perfect for your nature-loving kid.

These cute (and practical) DIY desk accessories are perfect for your nature-loving kid.

7. Apple Stamped Lunch Bags

Use a sliced apple to spice up boring lunch bags!

Use a sliced apple to spice up boring lunch bags!

8. Hungry Monster Bookmarks

A little beginner's origami is all you need to craft these funny monster bookmarks!

A little beginner's origami is all you need to craft these funny monster bookmarks!

9. School Supplies Box

Eliminate desk clutter by transforming a shoe box into a supply organizer.

Eliminate desk clutter by transforming a shoe box into a supply organizer.

10. Washi Tape Notebooks

Use washi tape to change a bland notebook cover into a colorful collage!

Use washi tape to change a bland notebook cover into a colorful collage!

11. Duct Tape Pouches

Who knew that you could make such cute pencil pouches out of sandwich baggies and duct tape?

Who knew that you could make such cute pencil pouches out of sandwich baggies and duct tape?

12. DIY Cereal Box Notebooks

Use the cardboard from a cereal box to create these simple mini-notebooks.

Use the cardboard from a cereal box to create these simple mini-notebooks.

13. Pencil Frame

Glue classic number 2 pencils together to make this adorable school picture frame.

Glue classic number 2 pencils together to make this adorable school picture frame.

14. Painted Pencils

Spruce up pencils with a coat of paint and cute phrases sure to motivate!

Spruce up pencils with a coat of paint and cute phrases sure to motivate!

15. Earphone Holder

Earphones always getting tangled? Commandeer an empty mint container to create a cute, compact earphone container.

Earphones always getting tangled? Commandeer an empty mint container to create a cute, compact earphone container.

How many times a week does your child participate in structured after-school activities—at school or elsewhere?

Parents Talk Back
How many times a week does your child participate in structured after-school activities—at school or elsewhere?
Once or twice a week.
37% (24 votes)
Three or four times a week.
22% (14 votes)
My child has activities every day, Monday through Friday.
12% (8 votes)
My child doesn’t participate in activities right now.
29% (19 votes)
Total votes: 65