12 Back to School Crafts That Are Fun and Fruitful

Searching for fun and practical crafts to do with your kid before school starts up again? Look no further.

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Create a Reused School Supply Collage

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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Make a Paper Mache Apple for Teacher!

This art activity encourages your child to create her own papier-mache apple sculpture to give to a special teacher.
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Make a Tissue Pouch for Binders

Keep school day sniffles at bay with a simple felt tissue cozy that fits neatly in a 3-ring binder.
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Create a Back to School Scrapbook

Here's an arts and crafts activity to help your child put together his own "Back to School" scrapbook.
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Make a Flower Pot Pen Bouquet

As school starts, there's no better time to get your kid off to a fresh, fun, organized start. Here's a desk craft for style-minded students!
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Make a First Day of School Mobile

Make a First Day of School Mobile to help commemorate the big step from preschool to kindergarten and ease those first day jitters!
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Make a Magnetic Spice Tin Pencil Holder

Help your fifth grader or middle school teenager transform spice tins into fridge magnets and pencil holders in this arts and crafts activity.
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Create a Back to School Time Capsule!

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!
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Make a Homework Caddy Kit

For kids who prefer to do homework flopped on a rug, this practical caddy can make all the difference!
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Make a Craft Foam Pencil Critter

This colorful foam pencil topper will glam up any boring pencil and is guaranteed to add personality to any pencil case!
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Make a Study Time Door Hanger

Help your child get ready for back to school with this fun fifth grade activity, which has him creating an "I'm Studying" door sign.
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Build a Back to School Bulletin Board

Here's a homemade bulletin board project to help your fourth grader's school year start off right.
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