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10 Fun and Simple Back to School Crafts for Kids

by Rebecca Eanes

10 Fun and Simple Back to School Crafts for Kids

6. Keeping on the school bus theme, try this school bus paper plate craft found at Glued to My Crafts. Gather your supplies: a paper plate, yellow tissue paper, black cardstock, black scrapbook letter stickers, glue, scissors, and a stapler. Cut the paper plate in half. You can make two school buses! Cut a triangle out of the corner to give it the shape of a bus. Let your child practice his or her cutting skills by cutting the tissue paper into small squares. Squirt glue all over the plate and cover in tissue paper squares until the bus is completely covered. Let dry while your child cuts out the other pieces from the black card stock, like tires, windows, etc. Glue or staple the cardstock pieces onto the bus and have your child spell out school bus with the stickers. That’s it! 

7. I just love these hug-a-book bookmarks from Red Ted Art. They are super simple to make and are so cute, your child will adore them! Grab the template here

8. Try out this back to school countdown craft to get your kids excited for their first day! My kids loved countdown chains when they were little, so I love this idea. You can find the printable template and the instructions here.

9. Forget boring hand sanitizers. Snazzy up your child’s sanitizer bottle with this craft from DIY Inspired. Let your child’s imagination run wild and create their own designs for a truly unique hand sanitizer, making your child more likely to sanitize before lunch!

10. Craft foam cat pencil toppers by Red Ted Art are a great alternative to #1 if your child doesn’t like monsters. These cute kitties are made with white craft foam, felt tip pens, scissors, and a hot glue gun. Find the instructional video here.

Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 


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