Toddler Activities

Back To School Crafts

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.

DIY notebook

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?


Crayola chalk

Wooden letters

Mod Podge


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!

 DIY wreath

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!





Paper plates


no, sew pencil case

By: MakeLifelovely


  • 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

Apple Dot Printable

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!

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