25 Cool School Themed Crafts for Kids

Today we have the cutest school DIY & crafts that are classroom themed. These fun school crafts are great for back to school, end of school or just because celebrating school is fun! These back to school crafts include cute felt pencil toppers, DIY name tags, and cardboard box school houses to school bus frames and DIY notebooks, there’s oodles of inspiration here for school themed crafts. These school crafts work great at home as after school crafts or in the classroom.

25 back to school crafts that includes: a marker pouch, pencil toppers that are hearts with faces (pink blue and orange), a tie dye backpack that is pink purple and green and yellow. There is a paper holder that is floral, a black lunch box decorated with yellow blue and pink flowers and a yellow bee and a green pink purple and yellow butterfly that says bella at the top. A beaded keychain that looks like a watermelon. A name tag keychain for the backpack that says molly and is blue and white. A first grade picture of a boy in a picture frame that looks like a school bus. Decorated bingers with washi tape. Supply holder made from cans.
These back to school crafts are so adorable, I can’t decide which one I like best.

Back To School Crafts for Kids

Let’s use these school themed arts and craft ideas for back to school crafting fun!

Many of these school crafts double as DIY school supplies or crafts that celebrate school supplies.

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School Crafts: Back to School Crafts & After school Crafts

1. DIY Backpacks With Fabric Markers

Decorate DIY backpacks with fabric markers! This tutorial shows how to make a notebook backpack, neon animal print backpack, or galaxy backpack.

2. DIY Desk Organizer You Can Make

This DIY desk organizer will sure add lots of colors to your desk. via Lovely Indeed

3. DIY Name Tag as Backpack Tag

Make some DIY name tags for kids’ backpacks using this 5 min duck tape craft.

4. Hanging Wall Holder for School Files

Have a pegboard wall? Make this hanging wall holder for your files. via Damask Love

5. Cloth Napkins For The Lunchbox

Learn how to make cloth napkins for your child’s lunch box. via Buggy & Buddy

6. Shoebox School Pretend Play Craft

Make this shoebox school ahead of school opening for a fun way to pretend play. via MollyMooCrafts  

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Aren’t these DIY projects for kids cute?

DIY School Supplies 

7. Felt Heart Pencil Toppers Craft

Jazz up pencils with our DIY Pencil Toppers. What a cute craft! This could also make a great gift for your child’s friends or even their new teacher.

8. Make Your Own DIY Pencil Case

Make your own pencil case from a cereal box. This is a great way for making pencil cases on a budget. via Vikalpah

9. Easy DIY Erasers You Can Make

DIY erasers combine art and design in a unique useable end product. via Babble Dabble Do

10. DIY Binder Covers to Make School Books Last

Add some bling to your boring binder for a fun back to school craft that uses washi tape. This is an easy way to make your child’s school supplies look fun! It would also be a great way to reuse old binders. via The Inspiration Board

11. Make Your Scissors Colorful and Unique

Make your scissors unique and colorful! What a great idea! via Line Across

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Spruce up your school supplies or make your own using these DIYs

DIY Crafts for Kids – Back to School

12. Journal for School Craft

Instill the habit of writing in your kids through journaling. Make it a daily or weekly activity to journal all the things that happened and things that kids want to do. via Picklebums

13. Create Your Own Notebooks Craft Idea

Make notebooks from cereal boxes using washi tape, buttons and stickers! via MollyMooCrafts

14. Apple Bookmarks for School Book Reference

Make your own apple DIY Bookmarks. This is the perfect craft for kids of all ages since all of them will be deep in their school books!

15. Watercolor Backpack for All Those School Supplies

You may wanna run to the craft store because you will definitely want to make this one-of-a-kind DIY watercolor backpack. via Momtastic

16. Homework Caddy Makes School Work Easy

Was last year a mess when it came to homework and your child’s school project? A homework caddy helps to keep your school supplies organized so they’re always on hand when you need them. via Sandy Toes & Popsicles

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You should try this simple DIY crafts for kids this summer

Back to School Art Projects

17. After School Checklist Craft

Make a dry erase board after school checklist to avoid chaos when the kids get home. via Artsy Fartsy Mama

18. Locker Organizer Craft

Your middle school kids will love making DIY locker organizers clips for their locker.

19. Chore Chart For Kids to Make School Day a Breeze

Create your own chore chart for kids. via My Name Is Snickerdoodle

20. Morning Plans Before School Help

Planning makes your morning better — so plan out your mornings with this idea from ArtBar.

21. Art Tubes for School Art Projects

Make Art Tubes to so kids can carry their artwork home safely. via CurlyBirds

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Checklists & chore charts help you to avoid chaos during the mornings & after school hours.

Back To School DIY Projects For Kids

22. Lapel Pins for Your School Backpack

DIY lapel pins are great to showcase your likes on your backpack or jacket. via Persia Lou

23. School Bus Picture Frames for that First Day of School Photo

Create your own school bus picture frames to display your first day of school picture.

Related: Try this cute paper plate school bus craft

24. Doodle Lunch Bag for the Cutest School Lunch

Sew your own DIY doodle lunch bag. via Skip to my Lou

25. Perler Beads Organizer to Organize Your Desk

This DIY perler beads organizer will add color and cheer to your home desk! via Vikalpah

26. Label Your School Supplies

Check this unique way to label your school supplies before you start using Sharpie markers on everything. via Artsy Craftsy Mom

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Are you excited for the new school year? Try these crafts to add more fun!

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What projects did you choose to make this year? Comment below. We would love to hear from you. 

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