10 Creative Ways to Prepare for Back to School

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Check out some great ideas for DIY back to school supplies, organizational tips and awesome homemade accessories for your savvy student.

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Practice Packing a Backpack Right!

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When it comes to helping your third grader manage a school backpack, small steps now bring big payoffs later.

Create a Recycled Paper Bag Notepad!

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This is the perfect recycling project for back to school! Your child will put all those extra paper bags to good use and assemble her own personal notepad.

Create a Homework Magnet Board

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Want to help your child learn to fit homework time into a real-life schedule? Here's a tool that can help the whole family.

Create a "Back to School" Scrapbook

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Here's an arts and crafts activity to help your child put together his own "Back to School" scrapbook.

Create a Back to School Time Capsule!

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Here's an activity to help your child create her very own time capsule to unearth and open in one, five, or even ten years later!

Monster Bookmark

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Construction paper, scissors, markers and glue are all your child needs to make these gruesomely whimsical monster bookmarks.

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Sequence Strips: A Cool Way to Get Organized ... Visually!

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Try this concrete, hands-on organization system and you can count on more efficient, less stressful evenings this school year.

Duct Tape Bracelets

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Make unique and pretty bracelets using that all-purpose mainstay of crafts and home repair: duct tape!

Make a Friendship Bracelet

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Make a friendship bracelet with your child this Mother's Day or the next time she is looking for a fun project to do!

Create a Reused School Supply Collage

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Instead of tossing old school supplies, turn them into a work of art and teach your kids how to find new uses for old things.

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