25 Back To School Crafts To Help You Make This School Year Fun!

Try these simple and sweet back to school crafts to give your school supplies a fun and DIY twist this year.

From 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 back to school themed crafts.

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

Back to school time can be nerve racking, but make it fun with these amazing crafts. Not only are they fun, but many of them are useful and can help your little one stay organized during this new year of school.

A lot of these back to school crafts are even great ideas for the classroom like the can supply holder! We hope you love all these school craft ideas as much as we do.

25 Back To School Crafts For Kids

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.

DIY Desk Organizer

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

DIY Name Tag

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

Hanging Wall Holder

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

Cloth Napkins For The Lunchbox

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

Shoebox School

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 

Felt Heart Pencil Toppers

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.

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

Easy DIY Erasers

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

DIY Binder Covers

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

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


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

Create Your Own Notebooks

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

Apple Bookmarks

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!

Watercolor Backpack

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

Homework Caddy

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

After School Checklist

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

Locker Organizers

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

Chore Chart For Kids

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

Morning Plans

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

Art Tubes

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

Lapel Pins

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

School Bus Picture Frames

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

Doodle Lunch Bag

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

Perler Beads Organizer

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

Label 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!

Looking For More Great Back To School Ideas?

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

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