The following post is from Jamie of See Jamie Blog:
I’m tend to be a low-key kind of girl, but I do believe life should be celebrated. In keeping with this idea, one of my goals this year is to celebrate occasions big and small — like the start of a new homeschool year! One of the ways I plan to do this is with fun back to school projects and crafts like these.
10 Back to School Crafts for Kids
1- Decorated clipboards
Clipboards are super handy, but usually totally boring. When kids get to decorate their own, a useful item becomes fun!
Kids can make their own special art frame. There’s only so much real estate on a refrigerator, and these frames elevate ordinary doodles to art.
It’s pretty! It’s organization! What more could you ask for? This one requires some sewing skills, but is a doable project for older kids.
Kids can paint this pencil holder with chalkboard paint and change what it says anytime. Or make the antiqued-look version or paint it any way they want!
I want one of these! A cute DIY craft kids can wear. (And it’s related to notebooks, a weakness of mine!)
This is a more advanced craft, but sewing-inclined older kids can definitely do it.
Simpler than the project above, but still a lovely customized notebook. This one uses scrapbook paper and washi tape. For an even easier idea, simply let kids cover their notebook with duct tape!
Once you have a pretty notebook cover, you need pretty pencils to go with it. These are super easy.
They call these dessert pick toppers, but they’re perfect for topping pencils, and so fun!
10- Lap board
These are awesome for schoolwork or drawing in the living room, bedroom, or even in the car. Parts of this project may be too much for younger kids but they could definitely paint the board and probably help with other steps as well.
What will you do to celebrate the start of a new homeschool year?
|Jamie is a homeschooling mama who never ventures far from a steaming hot mug of tea. Her kids range in age from preschool to adult, which means there’s rarely a dull (or quiet!) moment in her home. Also find her on twitter and pinterest.
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