Get your kids excited about heading back to the classroom next month with these easy back-to-school crafts that you can make together.
Sandy Sandler, creator of Bowdabra and a DIY craft and home décor expert for the creatively challenged, shared some cost effective and easy-to-do craft projects that celebrate the start of the school year.
“Many kids don’t get arts and crafts in school, but these back-to-school projects are fun and easy ways to personalize a few school supplies and capture school memories,” Sandler said.
From cute pencil toppers to bookmarks, these crafty projects will get your kids pumped about heading back to school!
By the way, in case you missed it, here is the NYC DOE 2022-2023 public school calendar. Save this page for everything you need to know about important school dates within the upcoming school year.
Easy Back-to-School Crafts
Just click on the link to get the easy instructions on how to make each one!
Pencils top the school supply list. Why not personalize them with creative pencil toppers?
Check out this colorful home-made bookmark. Just get some felt scraps, hot glue and a large paper clip, and page turning will always be fun!
Back-to-School Time Capsule Project
A time capsule is a fun way to remember the school year. It’s like a journal or diary in a bottle. Young artists will have a great time decorating their own time capsule.
Everyone loves to color, both the young and young at heart! Use a grown-up mandala coloring page and markers to personalize notebook covers.
Magnetic Photo Frame
This fun-to-make photo frame is perfect for a school locker, or even for the fridge at home! Kids can mount pictures of classmates or fun avatars, and the pictures can be easily changed.
Hair Tie Fidget Toy
Fidget toys are designed to be held in the hands and help decrease stress and anxiety for people of all ages. They’re tools for providing outlets for anxious, restless or nervous behaviors. Create this colorful fidget with your child using only hair ties and beads. It might even help reduce any back-to-school butterflies your child might have!
Yarn Doll Fidget Toy
This fidget is so cute, yet so simple to make!
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