10 DIY Back to School Projects for School Supplies


Get ready for the new term with these ideas for DIY Back to School projects. Topics covered include stationary, lunch boxes and name tags.

DIY Back to School Projects for School Supplies


We are well into our school summer break now, so before too long it will time to start preparing for Back to School.  Do you like to add a personal touch to your school supplies? Below we are sharing some great ideas for ideas for decorating books and folders, jazzing up lunches, pencil storage and name tags all made with easy to source and cheap materials.

DIY Back to School Projects

Inspire young readers with their very own Bubble Wrap Bookmarks.

Do you struggle with what to do with all of the art work that your kids bring home from school? If so, then why not have them make one of these DIY folders from Mess for Less to keep everything neat and tidy in.

Here is a great end of holiday activity for the kids from Inner Child Fun. Have them decorate some of their lunch bags with tasty apple prints all ready for the first batch of school lunches.

Buggy and Buddy show you how to make simple cloth napkins to add a personal touch your son or daughter’s school lunch box.

Here is a fun way to repurpose your kid’s art work from What We Do All Day. Turn it into book/journal covers.

Washi tape is a cheap and cheerful way to add colour to your back to school homework supplies. Happiness is Homemade show you how to use it to make a cool pencil desk cup.

Baby wipe containers come in so handy for many different DIY craft ideas. DIY Inspired show you how to turn them into Back to School pencil boxes.

Do you take photographs of your children to mark the start of the new school year? Why not make this cute DIY Chalkboard sign from Amy Pessolano to at a quirky touch.

Worried your child will have the same school bag as somebody else and may accidentally bring the wrong one home? They add on these simple name tags from Kids Activities Blog.

Make reading homework fun with these cute monster corner bookmarks from Easy Peasy Fun

A back to school round up wouldn’t be complete without a pipecleaner pencil top craft. Check out these cute birds from Artsy Craftsy Mom

Free Kids Activity Planner Arts Crafts Sensory Play

You might also like:

A Tale of Two School Lunches

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