10 Crafts to Kick Off Back to School

Feeling crafty for back to school? Check out our round-up of the coolest DIY crafts to help your fifth grader ease into her new school year.

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Make a Homework Helper Bookmark!

Here's an easy project: create a homework helper bookmark so your fourth grader can write down assignments and mark the pages he needs to read.
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Flower Bookmarks

Show your fourth grader how to make a delicate, dried flower bookmark with flowers native to her neighborhood.
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Decorate a Homework Clipboard!

This school year, have your child decorate his very own clip board and watch him do his homework in style!
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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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Create a Secret Storage Book!

Here's a fun arts and crafts activity that has you and your child creating a book with a secret hollow!
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Fabric Journal

Your child's journal should be as unique as she is. Help her transform a simple notebook into a personalized piece of art.
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Space Saver: Create a Notebook Holder

Here's an activity that has your teenager or child upcycling empty cereal boxes to create a handy, one-of-a-kind notebook holder to keep her space organized.
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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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Friendship Pencils

Make these homemade friendship pencils for a party or the beginning of school and have a stylish writing utensil that kids will love trading.
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Make a Book Jacket!

Want to play publisher for a day? Become a book jacket illustrator for this creative and fun project.
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