10 Back-to-School DIY Projects to Make This Year
Make the transition between summer and fall a little easier with these back-to-school DIY projects. Your little one will love crafting their own school supplies, snacks and more.
Homemade Pocket Folder
When it comes to picking pocket folders, you typically have two options: plain colors or over-the-top patterns (with a much higher price tag). Luckily, Damask Love presents a third option: DIY pocket folders made with wrapping paper!
Back-to-School DIY Time Capsule
Commemorate your little one’s first day with this adorable time capsule idea from I Heart Crafty Things. Add mementos—like your child’s photo and a Q&A about their day—to a mason jar. Then stash the capsule in a safe spot and open on the last day of school. No peeking! Find more clever ideas to get your kid excited about school here.
DIY Notebook Covers
Is it just me, or did studying become a lot more chic? This clever craft from Make Life Lovely transforms plain ol’ composition notebooks into personalized works of art.
“Say Goodbye to Summer” Cookies
It can be hard to get over vacation. After all, who wants to trade in days at the pool for homework and early bedtimes? Make the transition a little easier by hosting a “goodbye to summer” party, complete with themed cookies. Find more kid-friendly recipes here.
Learning doesn’t have to end as soon as the school day is over. For your child’s after-school snack, use cookie cutters to shape peppers into letters and numbers. Then, encourage your little one to practice their ABCs as they eat. Kids will love these after school snacks, too.
Hanging Paper Organizer
Never forget a permission slip again. This clever paper organizer from Simple Stylings makes it easy to file school schedules, field trip forms and more. You could also use this organizer to sort your recipes!
Personalized Backpack Tag
Give your child’s backpack a little extra pizzazz with a custom name tag. This idea from Dazzle while Frazzled transforms a few basic supplies into a craft your child will love. You could make a lunchbox tag, too.