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9 Crafts and Printables for Back to School

25 July 2011 11,391 views 8 Comments

by rhonda

Are you counting down the days yet?  As much as I hate to admit it, we'll soon be rolling down the back side of the hill that is summer.  That means it's time to start gathering all of the odds and ends your kids will need to help them be successful in the months to come.  And, as with just about everything, there are plenty of ways to add a handmade twist to back-to-school!  Need some ideas?  Here are your homework assignments!

School Supplies

Pens and pencils and paper, oh my!  I'll admit it, I'm a school supply junkie.  (They fall under the same umbrella as my office supply weakness!)  Make your kids' school supplies (or your own) stand out from the rest of the pack with some handmade touches.  Here are a few projects to help create and dress up the basic essentials.

Teacher Appreciation

Teachers are traditionally celebrated during a week toward the end of the school year, but there's no reason you have to wait until then to say, "Thank you!"  Start off the year by letting your children's teachers know that you're grateful for all that they do with these teacher appreciation crafts.


For non-artistic people who want to add an artistic flare to a craft or handmade gift, free printables are a great option.  They're also handy at the last minute when you find your to-do list is so long it feels like you need more hours in the day.  Get ready for a great year with these back-to-school printables.

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  • Molly Smith said:

    Thank you for all the idea links and great photos. I appreciate your time! These are great to start working on NOW! ~Molly

  • Tsoniki Crazy Bull said:

    I love all of these!

  • Jasmine said:

    Thanks for featuring my notebook tutorial! :)
    i love the burlap pencil case!

  • Suzy Myers said:

    Thanks so much for featuring my teacher bear!!


  • John Cardero said:

    I love the printable lunch bags. I am going to have to try these out.

  • Sibylle said:

    Ohhh, thank you. The burlap pencil bag is too cute!

  • Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids said:

    Thanks so much for including MPMK’s Teacher Survival Kit – love your site!

  • Ruslan said:

    Thanks for 2 link (Burlop)