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Back to School Crafts

It's that special time of year again when a new school year is starting for kids and we've got a bunch of great craft ideas just for this time of year. Check out our selection of back to school crafts including apples, notebooks, pencil toppers, bags, gifts for the teacher and more! We hope you and your kids enjoy our back to school crafts ideas.

Kids Back to School Crafts

Back to School Countdown Tree back to school countdown craft

Are your kids ready for school? Help them get exciting by putting together this fun countdown. The cute little worm adds an even more fun touch where he actually "eats" the apples! When the countdown is over you can fold it up and save it for next year to make for a great tradition.


Apple Print Wreath Craft apple print wreath craft

Kids will enjoy making this fun apple wreath print craft when its time to go back to school. Use a real apple cut in half and a few simple craft supplies to make this cute craft.


Crayon Framed Chalkboard crayon frame chalkboard craft

What better way to get excited about going back to school then creating your very own chalk board! With just a few simple materials you probably already have on hand you can easily make this craft with your kids.


Apple Frame Craft apple frame craft

It is fall and that means back to school time. Capture children's first day of school each year and put in this really cute apple frame craft that the children make themselves.


Apple Bookmark Craft apple bookmark craft

Encourage young readers with this cute back to school apple bookmark craft. Kids will never have to worry about losing their place again when reading their favorite book.


Handy Classroom Wreath hand print classroom wreath craft

The colorful Handy Classroom Wreath is the perfect addition to brighten any classroom door. Made from the traced hands of children in the classroom, each child will delight in crafting a unique handprint and becoming a part of the wreath.


Colorful Pencil Holder hand print classroom wreath craft

Update that boring pencil holder with some colorful crayons to brighten your desk! Perfect for children in kindergarten or older and a great back to school craft.


Pencil Toppers Craft pencil toppers craft

Your child will never want to lose his or her pencil again once a Crazy Creature Pencil Topper is on it! Made from pipe cleaners, erasers, and wiggly eyes, these three variations are sure to please any child!


Shape School Bus Craft shape school bus craft

Making this cute school bus craft is a great way to review shapes with your child in preparation for going back to school. Adding a picture of your child to the window makes this back-to-school craft even more fun for kids to do.


Peek-a-boo Apple Craft worm in apple craft

Use our template to make this cute peek-a-boo apple craft. This makes a great back to school craft and kids will love the worm that pops up through the apple.




Locker Magnets Craft locker magnets craft

Decorate your locker in style this year with the Decorative Locker Magnets. These customizable magnets will look great in any elementary-aged child’s locker and are easy to make. Instructions include both a small and a heavy-duty magnet!


Shoelace Tying Practice Craft practice tying shoe craft

Frustrated youngsters will turn hopeful once more when they try out the E-Z Tie Shoelaces craft. Made from cardstock and yarn, this simple craft will allow your child to practice tying his or her shoes over and over again so that he or she is prepared for the first day of school!


Apple Scented Sachet Gift apple gift for teacher

Any teacher will be thrilled to receive An Apple for My Teacher Scented Sachet on the first day of school! This apple-shaped craft smells great and looks cute too. This is the perfect craft for teaching your elementary-aged child to sew.


Recycled Marble Crayons homemade crayons craft

Are broken crayons the only thing you find in the crayon box? Recycle those bits of crayons by baking them in a muffin pan and turning them into completely new Recycled Marble Crayons. Children will love using these crayons, both at home and at school since the crayons will create many colors from just one crayon.


Days of the Week Clothes Clips days of the week clips craft

Save time and energy with the School Days Clothes Clips. Have children craft these clips from markers, clothespins, and cardstock. Once made, children can pick out their clothes over the weekend to avoid mid-week morning meltdowns.


Uniquely You Puzzle Piece Magnet magnet craft

Remind your child of how important he or she is just because of their uniqueness. This message is a perfect reminder as children gear up to go back to school. Crafted from a puzzle piece, wiggly eyes, and a pom-pom, children of all ages are sure to love it!


Glasses Case Craft glasses case craft

Is your child constantly losing his or her glasses at school? Solve the problem with this fun-to-make I Can See Clearly Now Foam Eyeglasses Case. Crafted from foam and glue, this simple case will make putting glasses in the right place fun for any child!


Homemade Notebooks Craft gift bag notebook craft

Make school supply shopping a breeze with the Cereal Box and Gift Bag Notebooks! Simply crafted from recycled cereal boxes and gift bags, this craft is great for children of all ages. Children are sure to love their unique notebooks since they will never get them mixed up with other children’s notebooks!


Back to School Muffins back to school muffins craft

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Remix Muffins will be a welcome addition to any school lunchbox. Children of all ages will enjoy measuring, stirring, and tasting these delicious peanut butter muffins with a jelly center.


Snack Clips Craft snack clips craft

Looking to jazz up your child’s lunchbox? Craft these reusable Personalized Chip Clips from clothespins and cardstock. This is the perfect craft to get children of all ages excited about the beginning of school!


First Day of School Picture Frame school picture frame craft

Looking to jazz up your child’s lunchbox? Craft these reusable Personalized Chip Clips from clothespins and cardstock. This is the perfect craft to get children of all ages excited about the beginning of school!


Bulletin Board and Tacks Craft bulletin board craft

The colorful Handy Classroom Wreath is the perfect addition to brighten any classroom door. Made from the traced hands of children in the classroom, each child will delight in crafting a unique handprint and becoming a part of the wreath.


Fabric Flowers Craft fabric flowers craft

I have nothing to wear! Does this sound familiar? Solve this problem with the Flower Power Appliqué. With simple to follow instructions, any elementary-aged child can create these pretty flowers to adorn shirts or backpacks, making simple necklines come alive!


Sandwich Bag Craft sandwich bag craft

Complement any lunchbox with the Sandwich Saver Reusable Bag crafted from fabric. Beginning seamstresses will find this craft helpful to developing their skills. Once complete, this handy storage sack can be used over and over!


Soup-er Pencil Holder pencil holder craft

Is your child always looking for a pencil? Make the Soup-er Pencil Holder and your child will have a place to store all his or her writing utensils. Crafted from a soup can and sock, this craft is perfect for any school-aged child looking to get organized for school.


Polka Dot Fabric Bookmark Craft homemade bookmark craft

Tired of losing your place or ruining a book by folding down corners? Create the Polka Dot Fabric Bookmark to use with all your school books! This pretty bookmark is made from patterned fabric and colored cardstock.