Making school exciting for your kids is very important because it helps them do better with their studies and eventually in their lives.
There are many ways to boost your kid’s enthusiasm for school, especially in the start of a new school year. Getting to meet their friends again, new books, new supplies… What’s not to be excited about?
And you know what’s more exciting than new supplies? Hand-made personalized ones!
Think of this as included in their process of learning; it will allow your kids to be creative and add their personal touch to their own supplies, something they will learn from a lot and be proud of.
Best Back To School Crafts For Kids
DIY back to school crafts will turn into a fun family activity that you will enjoy all together. Your kids will be really excited to use them at school and they will even make them as gifts for their friends or their teachers.
Original Mini Chalk Board
How to make your kid’s chalkboard more original? Just be creative decorating its wooden contour. Ask your kid what he would like to make out of it.
Our idea is to glue colorful buttons all over, because a little more color is always more joyful to look at. But your kid might have some other ideas, such as sketching on it.
Little smiley faces or easy animals’ drawings using permanent markers will do the job!
DIY Drawing into Bookmark
DIY bookmarks are probably the easiest and the most fun, and it will definitely encourage your kid to read more. You can use an old drawing your kid is proud of and turn it into a book mark.
Or, even better, you can create original bookmarks using basic supplies you have at home. A monster bookmark for example will only require colored paper, scissors, a compass, and thread.
Cut a rectangle out of your colored paper and draw funny eyes and a heart shaped nose on it. Make a little hole at the top using the compass and knot different colorful threads through it.
DIY Pencil Holder
Why waste your roll papers when you can make them into pencil holders?
This is pretty simple, take a roll paper and wrap it in your kid’s favorite color.
If you don’t have colored paper you can just paint it.
Use any circular item you have (a lid of a small cream for instance) to draw two separate circles on white paper and cut them. Using a black marker, draw the eyes on them.
You can glue them directly and add a smiley mouth, or you can make them into glasses (because even a pencil holder has got to look nerdy!) by cutting two overlapped circles in another color.
Personalized Pencil Holder
If you have an old pencil holder your kid is not using anymore, giving it a new personalized look is always better than buying a new one. Take any colored paper and wrap it on it. Now you can draw anything on it; we thought kawaii face expressions might be inspiring!
A personalized pencil is always better than a normal boring one! Your kid will love using his unique pencil that he decorated himself. You can either print the flags or use any colored paper to draw on and cut into a flag shape.
Colored paper and scissors are everything you and your kid need to make book notes look really good.
You don’t even need any drawing skills, just cut basic geometrical forms and glue them following a pattern; the results might impress you!
If your kids are not fond of cutting and gluing, you can still print or buy them stickers to decorate their notebooks.
There are also many ‘back to school crafts’ you can make out of popsicles sticks; all you will be needling is:
Popsicles (of course), paint, markers, and some glue. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
DIY Bus Photo Frame
Popsicle Photo Frame
Popsicle Stick Pencil Craft
Popsicle Stick Bookmark
Popsicle Stick House
Personalized Pencil Case
Instead of buying an already-designed pencil case, let your kid nurture his creativity by designing his own.
Buy a solid color pencil case, and let your kid paint over it. Basic geometrical forms can actually give an amazing result of abstract art.
Personalized Pencil Case
If not fond of geometrical forms, you can simply paint dots all over your pencil case.
Make sure to use acrylic paint so that it won’t be washed off when cleaned.
DIY Book Craft
Your kid will love making a book craft for his little drawings or a collage of his favorite pictures. You will only need paper, a compass, and a thick thread.
Cut your paper into rectangles with the same dimensions and fold each of them.
Put them all together and make two holes in the middle fold line using your compass. Put your thread through the two holes and end with a knot.
Now that you know how to DIY a book, it is still important to make it original and give your kid the chance to personalize it and decorate its cover, and therefore make it more unique! Here are some ideas to inspire you:
Animal Book Craft
Colorful Book Craft
DIY Accordion Book
Funny Face Flip Book
And this was our best 20 Ideas for back to school crafts that won’t require much supplies but that your kids will definitely love.
Kids always want to explore their creativity and you should encourage that by giving them the freedom to make their own stuff and get use of them.
You will get to see your kids’ imagination bloom and will be so happy to see how proud they will be of themselves.