Back to school time. I bet some of you are happy about your kids going back to school. I hope everyone had a fun safe summer. My son is 3 and a half so we had some fun days in the water and trying to stay cool.
With all this back to school talk going on, this does not mean you can’t still make memories before the busy days and nights start. Craft time is such a fun time to all get-together, it may get messy but the memories you make are worth it.
Here are some fun simple crafts to get the kids excited about going to school.
Pencil name template
A freebie that you can cut out and customize how you like. Kids can draw their name or decorate it however they choose.
You can use a cereal box or any type of food box really… I used an ice cream box.
Cut 2 sides
Fold them if the box is big
Get some paper that fits
Decorate the box… I like the design tape
You can tie yarn around it to hold it together
Chalk Photo Prop
How cute are photo props? I just love them. This one is super cute and easy to do. Making memories and keepsakes with your children is the best am I right?
Laser cut frame
Glue the chalk around the frame and write what you’d like.. Example… Name… Grade..back to school.
Lace paper Apple
A Simple apple craft. Printable apple cut around the apple and use yarn or ribbon to lace through it!
A fun activity for the kids. Have them make a wreath out of things that remind them if school. Here’s a template to get you started. Or if you do not want to spend time drawing and cutting. Use canva for fun illustrations to make your wreath!
no, sew pencil case
- Duck cloth or other thicker fabric
- Fabric scissors
- Fabric glue
- 9″ zipper
- Iron-on vinyl (optional)
My favorite back to school crafts on Pinterest
Easy Shape School Bus craft
This craft is easy to do and it teaches kids about shapes. It also helps with fine motor too
Yellow- construction paper
Black- construction paper
White- printer paper
Credit: the OT toolbox
Click here: school bus craft
Pencil Alphabet Puzzle
A printable Pencil Puzzle with the Alphabet printed on it
Credit: Fun Learning for kids
Click here: Pencil Alphabet Craft
20 different Art Projects to do for back to school
How many art projects can you get done before school starts?
Glue Salt and watercolor experiment– Write their name in salt and Pour watercolor on it
Credit: Happy Hooligans
Edible Finger Paint and Tape Letters
Credit: hands-on as we grow
Homemade finger paint recipe tutorial
• ½ cup cornstarch
• 2¾ cup cold water
• 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
• A ¼ cup of cold water
• Small jars with lids for storing your paint (we find it easier to dip the paint out of teacups)
• Food coloring
Credit: At the Butterfly Ball
Apple Dot Painting
Credit: The Resourceful mama
These crafts are easy to do at home but are awesome for the classroom as well. So if your a teacher or teach at home, these simple cute crafts are loads of fun!
I hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer. Summer might not be over for some but here in Georgia School starts back early. What is your favorite craft? Do you have more suggestions for crafts? I would love to hear them! comment below and let me know!