These fun crafts for kids are practical items for back-to-school time and some even make great teacher gifts. Personalize your backpack, read with your favorite bookmark, store your pencils in a custom pencil holder and remind yourself about homework time and morning chores with a door hanger. These back-to-school crafts will get everyone ready and excited for school to start.
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Back-to-school pencil holder
Keep your pencils close by with a fun and funky pencil holder made to fit your unique personality.
Hot glue gun
Misc. items from around the house
Clean and dry one aluminum can.
Gather items from around the house (bottle caps, screws, craft pom poms, etc.) and hot glue gun them to the sides of the can.
Safety tip: This back-to-school craft is for children 8 and up. For younger children, consider using ribbon, tape strips or paper around the can to decorate it without the use of a hot glue gun and potential choking hazards.
Backpack name tag
You'll always know which backpack is yours when you have your very own, unique name tag.
Circle hole punch
Using a circle hole punch, cut a large circle from a piece of cardstock.
Write your name, classroom number and decorate the circle with craft markers.
With a single hole punch, punch a hole near the top.
Laminate the backpack tag (optional).
If laminated, carefully poke a hole through the hole punch with scissors.
Feed a circle key ring through the hole and then on the zipper or side of a backpack.