The Thinks You Can Think Up | Back To School Crafts

For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about fun and educational back to school crafts to get kids excited about going back to school.

From creative and handmade supplies to handy and fun projects that will make school life easier. Kids are sure to love these, and have something they’ve made themselves to show their friends. 🙂

But first a little progress report of my own…

With Back To School in the air, sharing this quote from Dr Seuss with my own kids, helped them to get excited about going back to school. Many families will be experiencing back to school and to make it more fun, incorporate some fabulous craft!! Our inspiration this week focuses on Back To School Crafts that are super fun and easy to do. Enjoy! Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #kidscrafts

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Back to School Crafts…

With Back To School in the air, sharing this quote from Dr Seuss with my own kids, helped them to get excited about going back to school.

Many families will be experiencing back to school and to make it more fun, incorporate some fabulous craft!!

Our inspiration this week focuses on Back To School Crafts that are super fun and easy to do.

Enjoy!

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. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #kidscrafts #DIY

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.Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #sewingtips #sewingpattern

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. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #sewingtutorial #sewingpattern

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. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #sewingtutorial #sewingpattern

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 Cobblestone Beanie Crochet pattern. Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #freecrochetpattern #crochet

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. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #knitting #knittinghelp


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. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #teacherappreciationgifts #DIY

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 her blog. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #DIY #kidscraft

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! Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #papercraft #kidscraft

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. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #papercraft #kidscraft


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 back packs will look super cool with these DIY charms by One Little Project. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #yarncraft #diy #kidscraft

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. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #kidscraft #diy #craft

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. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #crafts #sewingtutorial #pencilcase

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. Follow A Little Craft in Your Day’s tutorial. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #DIY #craft #teencraft

Great idea for school reminders or some fun quotes to bring smiles to your household.

Follow A Little Craft in Your Day’s tutorial.

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. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #organizertips #craft #kidscraft

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. Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #teencrafts #papercrafts

For the groovy teens, these DIY lunch bags are fun and easy to create.

Take a look at Jen’s DIY tutorial.

Retro Crochet  In The News…

This man’s vintage inspired crocheted items are truly amazing. You’d be surprised at the amount he’s created. Please share and make Mondays great again. Crafty fun delivered free to your inbox. craftylikegranny.com #craft #crochet #crocheting

This man’s vintage inspired crocheted items are truly amazing.

You’d be surprised at the amount he’s created.

Recycled Art Magnets

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Create your own version of this beautiful craft.

Thanks to the help of Jamie from Kids STEAM Lab.

DIY Erasers

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This is such a lovely handmade craft.

All made possible with the help of Ana Dziengel from Babble Dabble Do.

Washi Tape Crafts Pencils and Notebooks

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Take a look at the video here.

Thanks to Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired.

Back To School Apple Jars

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Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft has some fabulous suggestions for this gorgeous craft.

Check out the complete guide.

DIY Fruit Stamped Lunch Bag

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Find all the details for this fabulous craft.

Enjoy making your own version.

Follow the instructions by Agnes Hsu from Hello, Wonderful.

Back to School Pencil Frame Craft

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Samantha from Stir The Wonder has all the details for this crafty idea

Enjoy looking at her wonderful expertise and talent.

Sharpie Bouquet Teacher Gift

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To create this wonderful craft project

Check out the complete guide by Shaunna Evans from Fantastic Fun and Learning

DIY Decoden Chalkboard for Kids

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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

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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

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You will be super excited to create this beautiful craft.

All the details can be found in the post by Brittanie from Simplistically Living.

DIY Painted Back-to-School Pencils

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Gaby Burger from Hello Glow has created clear and easy-to-understand instructions to help you make this craft project.

Pencil Vase

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Just looking at this idea makes me want to get out my crafting supplies!

Find the inspiration in the post by Kandice from Just The Woods.

Repurposed Baby Wipe Container Pencil Boxes

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Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired shares their experience and tips for how to make this craft project.

Follow her clear and easy to understand instructions to make your own.

Ruler Succulent Planter

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Doing this project is a wonderful idea, and the results look fantastic!

Thanks to the creativity of Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs.

Beautiful Yarn Apple Craft for Kids to Make

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Enjoy creating this crafty idea.

Follow the instructions by Jamie from Hands On As We Grew.

Back to School Popsicle Stick Pencil Craft

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Michelle from Crafty Morning has a clear and simple to understand tutorial.

A project that may seem like a labor of love, but it will all pay off in the end!

DIY Paper Book Cover

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Heidi from One Creative Mommy steps you through the techniques used in this brilliant project.

Take a look at the tutorial.

1st Day of School Picture Frame Craft Keepsake

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A really wonderful idea.

Plus the results look great!

To make it yourself, take a look at the instructions by Amanda from Artsy Momma

Felt Heart Pencil Toppers

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Michelle McInerney from Kids Activities gives great step by step instructions on how to make this gorgeous craft.

Follow the tutorial outlined in her post.

Handprint Apple and Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes

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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

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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

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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.

Back to School Handprint Kids Crafts

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Michelle from Crafty Morning provides all the details for this crafty project.

DIY Back to School Photo Prop

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This would make a wonderful handmade project.

Find all the materials and instructions in the complete guide by Flavia Andrews from eHow.

Magnetic Locker Pencil Holder

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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

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Stefanie Fauquet from Mommy Musings has some excellent crafty ideas, which you should try out.

Check out the guide.

Summer Coloring Page Bookmarks

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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

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Bring some easy and amazing crafty goodness into your life with the help of Susan from Organized 31.

Back to School Bookmarks for Teacher

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This craft project would be super fun to make.

Find all the details in the guide.

Thanks to the creative abilities of Marie from Make and Takes.

Apple Suncatchers

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What fun it will be to create your own version of this craft project.

With the expert assistance of Melissa Lennig from Fireflies and Mud Pies.

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

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What a gorgeous handmade craft.

Made possible with the creativity of Liz from The Western New Yorker.

DIY Personalized Teacher Mug

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Sarah from Must Have Mom has some excellent suggestions for this crafty idea.

Follow the complete guide.

Back to School Teacher Gift

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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

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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

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You are sure to be excited to make your 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

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Super fun craft idea to make thanks to Jen from The Suburban Mom.

Easy Clipboard Paper Craft

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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

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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

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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.

Paper Plate Apple Core

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Stacey Gibbon from Blitsy shares their knowledge and helpful tips on how to make this craft project.

Follow the clear and easy to understand instructions to make your own.

Back to School Agamograph Template

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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.

All About Me Free Printable

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I am sure you will enjoy making this craft project.

Follow the step by step instructions by Jen from The Suburban Mom.

Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft

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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

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Kelly from Tipically Simple steps you through how to make this funtastic project.

Read the tutorial.

Apple Pom Poms!!!

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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

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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

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People will be impressed with your talents when you create this fabulous craft.

Follow the step by step instructions in the tutorial by Alyssa from Arts and Crackers

Kissing Hand Suncatcher Craft for Back to School

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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

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I definitely want to try out this crafty idea.

Go through the steps provided by Jen from The Suburban Mom.

Easy Pencil Craft Idea for Back-to-School

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Pauline Molinari from Chica Circle provides all the details, including materials and how-to tips for this craft project.

End of the Year and Back to School Teacher Survival Kit DIY

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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

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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

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Such a great handmade project!

Follow the complete guide to make your own with the help of Amy from Lets Explore.

Back to School Craft Hand Sanitizers

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Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired has created this awesome project.

Check out the guide on how to make it yourself.

Apple Tree Craft for Toddlers

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Jamie from Hands On As We Grow has some fab crafty ideas, which you can try out.

Check out all the goodness in the guide.

Craft Stick School Bus Frame and Back to School Books

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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

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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

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    • Thanks for your kind words Ria. It’s a great paper craft project and I am sure our readers will enjoy it. Look forward to seeing your upcoming ideas. Cheers Jodie 🙂

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