These fun kid crafts and back to school crafts are the perfect kid projects to get ready for the new school year!
Today the kiddos I know are back in school and I’m hoping it’s going to be a great one. My oldest is actually a freshman in high school and I’m hoping he loves the next 4 years of his life as much as I loved mine. While the boys were with me this summer we dreamed up a lot of neat ideas for back to school projects but with summer being summer, never really got to making any of them.
Luckily my fellow bloggers have been crazy busy this summer and today I’m pleased to share with you over 20 amazing back to school projects.
Please be kind and click through to the original maker’s websites to pin the images in this post. It’s the best possible way to thank them for all of their hard work!
First Day of School Free Printable by Happiness is Homemade
Whether your kid is in pre-kindergarten or a senior in high school, this free printable makes the cutest sign for that before school photo session! Grab the free files from Happiness is Homemade. And, as a suggestion from around here, to keep this project super budget-friendly, borrow a frame from around the house and put it back again once your pic is complete!
How to Make Book Covers from Paper by Dream a Little Bigger
If your kids are anything like I was, no matter what grade your kids are in, they’re probably super tough on their textbooks. These DIY paper book covers will protect the book’s cover and give kids something to doodle on, too. They aren’t magic and won’t protect corners from busting in falls, but at least the covers will be nice and clean when they’re returned at the end of the semester!
Back to School Rainbow Printable Notebooks by Poppytalk
Love rainbows or maybe just one very specific color? Either way, Poppytalk has you covered and can show you how to make back to school notecards in just about any hue with their free printable. And if you want to run off a few for your grocery list or as an address book, we won’t say a thing.
Teacher Gift Card Holder/Banner by Design Eat Repeat
What teacher wouldn’t love a gift card to the local office supply store or big box store? Or maybe you can keep your kid’s teacher caffeinated with a Starbucks card? But no matter what you put inside this adorable gift card holder slash banner, teach will be super happy to know you care.
Keepin’ it Class-y SVG File by Kingston Crafts
Sometimes a backpack just can’t hack it. If your little needs a little more room for books and school supplies, why not make an adorable tote bag for the excess? This fun SVG file from Kingston Crafts is sure to induce a few giggles on the school bus.
Sweet Sloth Pencil Toppers by Handmade Charlotte
Sloths. Do you really need anything more? Get the tutorial to make these cute as all get-out pencil toppers using inexpensive felt over at the Handmade Charlotte blog.
Teacher Survival Kit by Fun Loving Families
Teachers have one heck of a job educating and caring for our kiddos 9 months out of the year. Be sure to get off on the right foot with this adorable teacher survival kit with Fun Loving Families. Not only will your new teachers feel appreciated, they’ll also have a little bit of caring support and a reminder you appreciate them on their more stressful days!
Back to School Photo Frame by Lydi Out Loud
Just about every parent I have ever known loves having photos of their kids all over the house. I think this super adorable first day of school photo frame by Lydi Out Loud just might be your new favorite!
Back to School Rainbow Printable Notebooks by Oriental Trading Fun 365
If you’re a teacher you this project is going to be the most adorable thing to hang on your classroom door. Utilize some inexpensive school supplies and make a school wreath to beat out all school wreaths. And, heck, if you find you need a pencil in a pinch, you’ll know where to find one :)
Composition Notebook Sneakers by A Pumpkin and a Princess
Many years ago I made some back to school kicks that I just adored! One shoe was a pencil and the other was a composition notebook. But now with HTV you can rock out some amazingly professional looking composition notebook sneakers in a fraction of the time! Snag the tutorial to get the coolest shoes in school by A Pumpkin and a Princess.
Rainbow Paint Scraped Tote Bag by Club Crafted
Have you ever played around with the paint scrape technique? It’s super fun and the results are super random but always pretty darn gorgeous. Get the details at Club Crafted to use the hottest paint technique right now and carry around those books in one adorable rainbow bag.
Back to School Notebook Brownies by Brite and Bubbly
The way to ANYBODY’s heart is their stomach as far as I can tell. Get on the good side of teachers and classmates alike with these adorable brownies. Learn how to make your own at Brite and Bubbly.
Harry Potter Mandrake Paper Clip Holder by Tried and True
Calling all Harry Potter fans!!! Need someplace to stash your paper clips? Tried and True has the most adorable little potted mandrake craft that will make sure you always know where a clip is to keep those important class papers neatly together!
DIY Crayon Magnets by Damask Love
Magnets are the easiest way to keep track of deadlines and memos and notes that need to be signed for school. Got a note? Kid smacks it on the fridge with a magnet. Want the fridge to be a cute and functional message space? Make some super adorable magnets that look just like crayons with Damask Love.
A Unicorn Ate My Homework by A Girl and a Glue Gun
Nobody’s gonna believe a dog at the homework so why not shoot for the moon? :) With everything being either unicorn or mermaid, right now, I just know there’s gonna be a whole gaggle of kids that really really want you to grab this cut file by A Girl and a Glue Gun and craft them a notebook right now!
Class of Graduation Year Free SVG File by Dream a Little Bigger
Whether your kiddo graduates this year or was just born, this graduation year set of cut files goes from 2020 to 2040 so you all of your littles (even the ones not yet conceived!) can have a custom DIY shirt for back to school pics. I mean, can you imagine a kid wearing the same shirt every school year? Totes adorbs.
Pencil Shaving Garland by Handmade Charlotte
Pencil shavings have such a fondness for me that it borders on super silly. I remember sitting at my desk in school and concentrating super hard while sharpening my pencil and trying to make the most perfect little shaving curlicue. Now you might not have such fond memories, but you have to admit, this garland of gigantic pencil shavings my Handmade Charlotte is just too darn cute, right?
DIY Stenciled Canvas Lunch Bag by Purely Katie
Kids are always going to have to eat and from what I’ve seen of growing kiddos, it can be A LOT! Pack them up a healthy lunch in a crazy fun looking stenciled bag with this tutorial by Purely Katie. I promise this lemon-filled craft is nowhere near being a lemon!
DIY Sewn Pencil Case by Sew and So
If you can sew you can customize absolutely anything and this DIY pencil case will be the envy of all your kid’s peers. Just take them to the fabric store and let them choose their favorite fabrics and bing, bang, boom with the tutorial at Sew and So you’re right on your way!
Kawaii Rainbow Book Bands by Handmade Charlotte
If you’re like me you lose bookmarks like nobody’s business. Imagine looking around the floor trying to find your bookmark, unsure of where the heck you even were when it came out. THEN imagine having to find your place in the book. *sigh* right? With these elastic book bands from Handmade Charlotte losing your place will be a thing of the past!
Free Printable Binder Dividers by Sarah Titus
If yours like pink and gold they’re in for a treat! Bling out their binder on the cheap with these free printables by Sarah Titus.
Free Printable ABC Pencil Garland by Design Eat Repeat
I just LOVE this free printable pencil garden bedecked with “ABC” by Design Eat Repeat and I think it would be so cute at the front of the class hanging from the chalkboard, don’t you? And if you homeschool, this little bit of DIY flair would be super adorable, right?