Here are over 70 best adorable back to school crafts that are guaranteed to get your kids excited about their first day of school and celebrate the beginning of a new school year.
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Best Adorable Back To School Crafts For Kids
Can you believe that we’re almost half way through summer vacation already? Back to school is literally right around the corner!
We’ve been keeping so so busy this summer. This year our summer activities looked a little different than previous years given the current world circumstances. Just the same, we found ways to play outside a ton, work on our multiplication tables, practice swimming, and play soccer. So, we haven’t really stopped to take in that back to school is right around the corner.
So, we decided to put together a large collection of the absolute best back to school crafts for kids. These back to school crafts for kids are simple and easy to make and mostly use materials that you can pick up at your local dollar store.
These back to school crafts for kids are a great way to get kids excited about heading back to the classroom in the fall and start a brand new school year. These back to school crafts are suitable for younger and older children alike and are truly the best way to get the whole family excited about the start of a fresh new school year.
But, best of all these back to school crafts are guaranteed to help your little ones get excited about heading back to school in a couple of weeks.
Craft Supplies We Recommend
Crafting with kids is a wonderful way to encourage creativity, problem solving skills and build fine motor skills. Crafting is also a very inexpensive activity that you can choose to incorporate into your child’s daily routine.
Here are some of the best crafting supplies we recommend to have on hand when making these back to school crafts.
These crafting supplies create a solid crafting kit that contain a variety of different materials that make starting just about any craft project quick and easy.
- 1000 piece kids crafting kit (includes a variety of materials including pipe cleaners, buttons, feathers, popsicle sticks, pom poms etc. Comes with a convenient carrying case for quick and easy clean up and storage)
- Disappearing purple craft glue (helps kids see where they’ve spread glue)
- Safety scissors (perfect for making cutting safe and easy for little fingers)
- Construction Paper and plenty of white paper
- Water color paint, washable paint and a painting smock
- Washable markers and crayons
75+ Best Adorable Back To School Crafts For Kids
To get detailed instructions please click on the name of each of the back to school crafts.
DIY BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFTS: FRAMES
 DIY Back To School Picture Frame – with only a few popsicle sticks and some paint you can create this adorable keepsake!
 Apple Popsicle Frame – this apple themed popsicle frame is a great way to get kiddos pumped about back to school.
 Popsicle Stick School House Picture Frame Craft – super cute school house picture frame that’s a great way to show off that cute first day of school picture. Great for kids starting kindergarten or preschool.
 Popsicle Stick Hinge Clip Frame – this cute colorful hinge clip frame is an easy frame to make. With simple materials like popsicle sticks, glue, paint and hinge clips you can create a super cute first day of school frame that kids will love creating themselves.
 Back to School Crayon Frame – We just love this idea! Whether you’ve got crayons laying around or stock up at the dollar store this over-sized frame is a great prop for cute first day of school photo.
 Simple Apple Plate Frame Craft – for the littlest of hands, this easy apple plate frame craft is a great back to school craft idea for even the youngest students.
 Easy Pencil Frame – got extra pencils laying around? This is a great project to make a cute frame for school photos.
 Colorful 1st day Of School Picture Frame – this easy craft uses basic materials and is a blast to make. It can be totally customized to let your kiddos personality shine through. Kids absolutely love making this one!
 Craft Stick School Bus – nothing says back to school like a school bus craft? This cute craft stick school bus frame is a great keepsake for super cute back to school photos.
 DIY Pencil Picture Frame – adorable and easy to make this fun pencil picture frame is a great craft idea for kids of all ages.
 Simple School Bus Frame – this cute school bus picture frame craft is a fun craft for younger and older kids alike.
 Cute Pencil DIY Frame – who knew that pencils could make such an adorable project?
 DIY Ruler Frame – help your kiddo put together one of these extra cute ruler frames to display their back to school photo.
 Simple Chalk Frame – this adorable chalk frame screams back to school! Easy and fun to make this is a great way to get kids pumped for the 1st day back.
 School Rules Keepsake Frame – with simple dollar store rulers you can create this fun ruler picture frame!
BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFTS: BOOKMARK CRAFTS
 Monster Bookmarks – get your kiddo excited to dive in and read a ton of books this school year with these easy Popsicle stick monster bookmarks.
 Back To School Pencil Bookmark – this adorable pencil page marker is a great way to motivate kids to read!
 Print and Color DIY Bookmarks – if your kids love to color this simple coloring project is a must try before school starts.
 DIY Felt Pizza Bookmark – this super fun felt pizza bookmark is a blast to make with kids. Kids will really enjoy making this one!
 Cute Felt Apple Bookmarks – these clever apple bookmarks use a hair clip to fasten to book pages!
 Flower Bookmark Craft – with the simplest of craft supplies you can easily make these fun flower bookmarks.
 Cow Corner Bookmarks – make reading fun with this adorable folded cow corner book mark.
 Fun Perler Bead Bookmarks – create a unique bookmark with perler beads of any color.
 Paper Inch Worm Bookmark – this super cute inch worm book marker is a great craft for even the littest of kids. With a few pieces of construction paper, glue and stick on eyes this project is great even for preschoolers.
 DIY Unicorn Bookmark – if your kiddo loves unicorns then this gorgeous unicorn bookmark is a must.
 Avengers Bookmarks – for the super hero lover in your life these avenger bookmarks are loads of fun.
 Gorgeous Unicorn Cross Stitch Bookmark – if you enjoy cross stitching, these unicorn cross stick bookmarks are a must have reading accessory.
 Yarn Wrapped Letter Bookmarks – personalized yarn wrapped letter bookmarks are both a fun and easy way to make reading fun.
 Cute Monster Bookmark Crafts – if your kiddos like creating monsters this fluffy monster bookmark is a must try.
 Adorable Flamingo Corner Bookmark – and, if your kids love flamingos this adorable flamingo book ear craft will be a perfect fit.
SCHOOL BUS CRAFTS
 Easy Paper Plate School Bus Craft – learn shapes with this super cute paper plate school bus craft idea. Perfect for older and younger kids this back to school crafts is guaranteed to get kids really excited about a new school year.
 Cute Craft Stick School Bus – use Popsicle craft sticks to make this adorable school bus picture frame.
 Fun School Bus Name Activity – make learning names fun with this fun school bus name activity.
 DIY School Bus Discovery Bottle – upcycle a water bottle into a fun and interesting DIY school bus discovery bottle.
 Fun Milk Carton School Bus Craft – don’t throw away old milk cartons. Save them to make these adorable and fun milk carton school bus crafts.
 DIY School Bus Busy Box – this DIY school bus busy box is a great way to keep kids busy! They just love creating and playing with this back to school bus busy box!
 Craft Stick School Bus Friends – use extra craft sticks to make these adorable craft stick school bus friend with your preschooler.
 School Bus Shape Card – make learning about shapes fun with this clever school bus shape card.
 Footprint School Bus Paint Craft – get a little messy with this adorable footprint school bus paint craft. All you need is some paper and paint to make this adorable craft.
 Puffy Paint School Bus Craft – and, if you’re kiddo enjoys painting then this puffy paint school bus craft is a must try.
 Back To School School Bus Countdown Craft – are your kids super excited to head back to school? Then, you gotta try making this back to school countdown bus craft!
 Easy Tissue Paper School Bus – work on fine motor skills with this cut and glue tissue paper school bus.
 School Bus Kleenex Box – this adorable tissue paper school bus is a great way to get kids excited about heading back to class. Quick and easy to make this craft is guaranteed fun!
 Back To School Paper Plate Craft – for a fun paper plate craft you gotta try this back to school plate craft.
 Fun Printable School Bus Craft – practice cutting and gluing with this fun printable school bus craft.
 Cute Egg Carton School Bus Craft – upcycle old egg cartons into adorable egg carton school buses.
 DIY School Bus Pencil Holder – make your own customized pencil holders with this easy tutorial.
 Bubble Wrap Painted Bus Craft – use bubble wrap to make an adorable painted school bus.
 Painted Wheel School Bus Craft – try stamping bus wheels to make a totally unique school bus painting.
 Paper Plate Weaving School Bus Craft – learning paper plate weaving with this adorable paper plate weaving school bus craft.
 Paper Plate Apple Lacing Craft – teach your kiddo about lacing with this adorable paper plate lacing craft.
 Handprint Apple Craft – use paint and tiny hands to make this fun handprint apple craft.
 DIY Apple Suncatchers – make and hang this gorgeous apple suncatcher!
 Apple Bookmark Corner – motivate your kids to read with these adorable apple bookmark corners.
 Yarn Apple Garland – decorate for back to school with this cute yarn apple garland.
 Paper Plate Pom Pom Apple Craft – use pom poms to create this super cute paper plate pom pom apple craft.
 Puffy Paint Caramel Apple Craft – get your preschooler pumped about back to school with this easy and fun puffy paint caramel apple craft.
 Apple Paint Footprint Craft – get little feet dirty by making this fun apple paint footprint craft.
 Fun Apple Lacing Craft – use pipecleaners to make this creative lacing craft.
 Paper Plate Apple Craft – if you love paper plate crafts you’ve gotta try making this super cute apple and worm craft.
 Textured Apple Craft – explore textures with this fun paint apple craft.
 Yarn and Paper Core Apple Craft – use yarn to make this fun apple core craft.
 Paper Plate Bitten Apple Craft – try making this bitten apple craft to get your kid excited about the fall and back to school.
 “A” Is For Apple Popsicle Stick Craft – make learning the alphabet fun with this super simple “A” is for apple popsicle stick craft.
 Apple Dot Painting Craft – focus on painting within the lines by making this fun dot painting apple craft.
 Paper Plate Apple Lacing Activity – practice lacing with your kiddo with this fun apple lacing activity.
 Shape Pencil Craft – learn about shapes while making an adorable shape pencil craft.
 Fun Folded Pencil Craft – teach your kiddo folding skills and symmetry with this fun folded pencil craft.
 Pom Pom Pencil Toppers – get your kiddo excited about back to school with these super fun pom pom pencil toppers.
 Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Pencil Craft – use yarn to make these adorable wrapped cardboard pencils.
 Back To School Popsicle Pencil Craft – make an adorable back to school pencil with jumbo craft sticks.
 Pipe Cleaner Bird Pencil Topper – make writing fun by getting creative with pipe cleaners and making this adorable bird pencil topper.
 Popsicle Stick Pencil Craft For Kids –use popsicle sticks to make a jumbo No2 pencil!
 Adorable Pipe Cleaner Monkey Pencil Topper – use pipe-cleaners to make pencil toppers that make kids want to practice writing.
 DIY Fruit Can Pencil Holders – upcycle tin cans into adorable fruit themed pencil holders.
 Cute and Easy Personalized Pencil Toppers – make homework fun with these cute and easy personalized name pencil toppers.
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