For this week’s Top 10 In Craft, it’s all about fun and educational back to school crafts to get kids excited about going back to school.
The quote I’ve chosen for Back To School Crafts spoke to me about knowledge and wonder, and how important they both are in education and learning.
Turn creative and handmade supplies to handy and fun crafts that will make school life easier. Kids are sure to love these, and have something they’ve made themselves to show their friends. 🙂
Soon many families will be experiencing back to school and to make it more fun, incorporate some fabulous craft!!
But first a little progress report of my own…
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On My Needles
My current knitting challenge is knitting two socks at once using the magic loop method.
Last week I shared the yarn and needles I bought from Irika Knit Happens, a yarn shop in Cluj, Romania.
Kate Atherley’s course; Knit Socks Two At A Time! has clear instructions and the pattern that’s included makes sense so far.
Watching Kate’s video lessons are really helpful.
Sock knitting and the magic loop method are firsts for me!
It took me three attempts to cast on correctly and the beginning of the one by one rib. I had to keep reminding myself that I’m still learning and to be patient.
Once I got it all sorted, it was a feeling of accomplishment.!
I’ve knitted the cuff and started the stockinette for the leg.
This has been the easy part 🙂
Wish me luck for when I work the heel flaps and gussets!
Summer 2019 – Felici Value Pack
Now that I have got the sock knitting bug, this caught my eye on Knit Picks.
Felici yarn is superwash Merino and nylon. I love the fun colors!
The Summer pack includes 10 Skeins – 1 each of: Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows, Punky, Pinwheel, Ribbit, Grape Gatsby, Chelsea, Sally, Playhouse, Coffee Break & Auggie.
Top 10 In Craft – Back to School Crafts
Our inspiration this week focuses on Back To School Crafts that are super fun and easy to do.
Editors Note – All of these Back To School crafts and images belong to their original owners. I didn’t create them, I just wanted to help showcase their amazing work to you, my lovely readers. And also please pin the images from the owner’s site.
Recycled Art Magnets
Create your own version of this beautiful craft.
A great way to to turn old artwork into something functional.
Thanks to the help of Jamie from Kids STEAM Lab.
This is such a nifty craft project.
I didn’t know about Eraser Clay, do you?
All made possible with the help of Ana Dziengel from Babble Dabble Do.
Washi Tape Crafts Pencils and Notebooks
Take a look at how to use washi tape to jazz up notebooks here.
Thanks to Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired.
DIY Fruit Stamped Lunch Bag
Find all the details for this fabulous lunch bag craft.
Enjoy making your own version.
Follow the instructions by Agnes Hsu from Hello, Wonderful.
Back to School Pencil Frame Craft
Samantha from Stir The Wonder has all the details for this crafty idea for a pencil photo frame.
Sharpie Bouquet Teacher Gift
To create this wonderful craft project for an easy teacher gift.
Check out the complete guide by Shaunna Evans from Fantastic Fun and Learning
DIY Decoden Chalkboard for Kids
Bet you can’t wait to get start making your own version of this crafty idea.
Follow the steps by Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy
Apple Bookmark Craft for Back to School
Amanda Formaro from Kids Activities has this super fun craft to make.
The instructions are easy to follow and understand.
Easy Paint Chip Minion Bookmark
Kids will be super excited to create this fun craft.
All the details can be found in the post by Brittanie from Simplistically Living.
This would look great on a teacher’s desk!
Find the inspiration in the post by Kandice from Just The Woods.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups. So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Repurposed Baby Wipe Container Pencil Boxes
Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired shares their experience and tips for how to make a pencil case from repurposed materials.
Follow her clear and easy to understand instructions to make your own.
Ruler Succulent Planter
Doing this project is a wonderful idea, and the results look fantastic!
Thanks to the creativity of Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs.
Back to School Popsicle Stick Pencil Craft
Michelle from Crafty Morning has a clear and simple to understand tutorial.
A simple and fun Back to School craft activity for kids.
DIY Paper Book Cover
Heidi from One Creative Mommy steps you through the techniques used in this brilliant project. So helpful when you want to cover books.
Take a look at the tutorial.
Felt Heart Pencil Toppers
Michelle McInerney from Kids Activities gives great step by step instructions on how to make this cute craft.
Follow the tutorial outlined in her post.
Handprint Apple and Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes
Decorate your home with this fabulous idea!
Thanks to the creative mind of Jackie Cravener from I Heart Arts n Crafts.
Back to School Button Craft
Some lovely ideas for a simple but effective craft.
Follow the step by step instructions that are easy to understand by Laura from Lauras Crafty Life.
DIY Rainbow Watercolor
Lexy Ward from Momtastic steps you through her crafty idea.
What an incredible idea, I definitely want to do this one when I have time.
Magnetic Locker Pencil Holder
Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda has created a beautiful project for you to follow.
Check out the guide on how to make it yourself.
DIY Unicorn Bookmark with Free Unicorn Printable
Stefanie Fauquet from Mommy Musings has some excellent crafty ideas, which you should try out.
Check out the guide.
Summer Coloring Page Bookmarks
Find all the details for this fabulous craft project here.
Thanks to the creative talents of Dawn Nicole from Dawn Nicole.
Upcycled Back to School Craft
Bring some easy and amazing crafty goodness into your life with the help of Susan from Organized 31.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift
What a gorgeous teacher gift idea.
Made possible with the creativity of Liz from The Western New Yorker.
Back to School Teacher Gift
Find all the details, including materials and easy to understand steps for this great craft project by Sara from Mom Endeavors.
Back to School Mason Jar Craft
What you need for this wonderful project are outlined in the tutorial by Jen from Pink When.
Monster Pencil Case Back to School Craft for Kids
Kids are sure to be excited to make their own version of this inspiring craft.
All the details are included in the post by Angela from About A Mom.
Back to School Popsicle Stick Pencil Teacher Gift Craft
Super fun craft idea to make thanks to Jen from The Suburban Mom.
Easy Clipboard Paper Craft
Your creativity will be flowing when you create this gorgeous craft.
Follow the instructions by Megan from Craft Create Cook.
Traced Hand Tree with Fingerprint Apples
Amanda from Fun Handprint Art has detailed clear and easy-to-understand instructions to help you make this craft project.
Easy Back To School Bus Kids Craft
Looking at this gorgeous image makes me want to get out my crafting supplies! Find everything you need here.
Thanks to Jen from The Suburban Mom.
Back to School Agamograph Template
Doing this project is a great idea, and the results look fantastic!
All the information you need is provided by Andreja Vucajnk from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft
What are you waiting for?
Get your crafting supplies ready and create your own version of this lovely craft.
Read all the details outlined in the post by Chrysa from Jinxy Kids.
Googly Eyes Pen Craft
Kelly from Typically Simple steps you through how to make this funtastic project.
Read the tutorial.
Apple Pom Poms!!!
A superb idea, this craft looks such fun to make.
Take a look at the instructions.
Then get busy crafting.
Thanks to the creative talents of Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art.
School Bus Treat Boxes
Menucha from Moms and Crafters gives great tips and tricks on how to make this fun craft.
Follow the tutorial outlined in her post.
Popsicle Stick Bookworm Bookmark Craft
Simple and quick idea for a craft project.
Follow the step by step instructions in the tutorial by Alyssa from Arts and Crackers
Kissing Hand Suncatcher Craft for Back to School
This is a simple but effective craft.
Follow all the instructions to put it all together thanks to Shaunna Evans from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
School Bus Countdown Kids Craft
Kids will definitely want to try out this crafty idea.
A lovely way to get excited about starting school.
Go through the steps provided by Jen from The Suburban Mom.
Easy Pencil Craft Idea for Back-to-School
Pauline Molinari from Chica Circle provides all the details, including materials and how-to tips for this craft project.
Back to School Teacher Survival Kit DIY
Ellen from Confessions of an Overworked Mom has created this sensational craft project for you to follow.
Check out the complete guide.
Back To School Backpack Tag
What a wonderful idea!
Following the steps should be easy.
Check out the guide here.
Thanks to Michelle McInerney from Kids Activities
Tissue Paper Vases
Such a great handmade project! A good idea for a teacher’s gift.
Follow the complete guide to make your own with the help of Amy from Lets Explore.
Back to School Craft Hand Sanitizers
Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired has created this craftproject.
Check out the guide on how to make it yourself.
Craft Stick School Bus Frame and Back to School Books
Looking at the image above, no doubt makes you want to get crafting! Find all you need here.
Thanks to Lorie from Reading Confetti
Back to School Pencil Magnets
Bring some amazing and satisfying crafty goodness into your life with this craft.
Inspiration by The Team at Silly Eagle Books from Silly Eagle Books
Great Craft Tips To Use Up Scrap Yarn and Ribbons
Ribbons and pom poms are used to create these gorgeous pens.
A great way to use up scrap yarn. Follow Dena’s tutorial on Hearts and Sharts.
A Super Simple Zipper Pencil Case
With colorful materials, make a simple zipper pencil case to suit the special student in your life.
Cassie says that although there are a multitude of zipper pouch tutorials on the interweb, her aim is to simplify the process to make it easier.
Follow her sewing tutorial on Little Red Window.
Create Some Classroom Envy With This Lunch Bag
A super cool looking lunch bag with a drawstring section.
A very detailed sewing tutorial with plenty of step by step instructions with pics.
Follow Ayumi’s instructions to make one.
Laptop Bag Pattern – Not Just For Kiddos
Keeping laptops safe from damage is important.
This laptop bag looks great and can be made to suit the color preferences of your student.
Follow Amber’s sewing tutorial on Crazy Little Projects.
Slouchy Crochet Beanie Pattern The Whole Family Will Love
A gorgeous crochet beanie design that will suit anyone in the family.
Lightweight and perfect for the cooler school mornings 🙂
Follow Sierra’s free Cobblestone Beanie Crochet pattern.
How To Knit A Boho Flower
Use these as adornments to a backpack or lunch bag.
Follow Vickie’s boho knitted flower tutorial to make them from chunky yarn.
Classroom Cleaning Kit – Teacher Appreciation Gift
A great idea for a crafty and practical gift for teachers.
Follow Craft Create Cook’s post for what to include and how to jazz up the crate for holding all the cleaning products.
Polka Dotted Owl Magnets To Organize School Notices
Use these cute magnets to post up school notices, kids artwork and more.
Follow Amanda’s tutorial on Crafts by Amanda.
How to Make a Groovy Paper Pen Stand
This would make a great craft project for teens.
Follow Crafts by Ria’s video tutorial to make a paper pen stand.
Colors used are totally up to the individual!
A Really Cute and Simple Pencil Holder
Kawaii is cute in Japanese and these simple and quick to make pencil holders are super cute!
Follow Red Ted Art’s tutorial on how to put them together.
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Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Back Pack Charms
Simple to do and fun for the kids to get involved with.
Their backpacks will look super cool with these DIY charms by One Little Project.
DIY Painted Back To School Pencils
Giving words of encouragement to kids via messages on their pencils.
What a great idea!
Take a look at Gaby from Hello Glow’s DIY tutorial.
Zip It Up Pencil Case Tutorial
Such an ingenious way to create a fun Pencil Case!
Joanne at Craft Passion, shares her tutorial for how to make one.
Easy DIY Dry Erase Boards
Great idea for school reminders or some fun quotes to bring smiles to your household.
Embroidery Hoop Looker Organizer
Now this organizer will be a welcome addition to your child’s locker.
Leanne from Organize Your Stuff Now shows you how to make it yourself.
Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags
For the groovy teens, these DIY lunch bags are fun and easy to create.
Take a look at Jen’s DIY tutorial.
Has this Back To School Crafts roundup inspired you?
Plenty of fun projects to try out.
If you make any please let me know.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂