10 Useful Crafts for Back to School Supplies

How do you get your kid ready to go back to school, both logistically and mentally ... at the same time? We've got the answer! With these useful crafts, your child can create practical items to help him through his school day, while also stimulating his mind with art and construction challenges. Make a calendar, a chalkboard, pencil toppers, even a "green" lunch box!

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Make a Back to School Calendar

Get fired up for the new school year with a "Back-to-School Calendar" you and your child can make at home.
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Make Back to School Business Cards!

Looking for a unique arts and crafts activity that gives some writing practice? Help your child make her own back-to-school business cards!
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Back to School Pencil Toppers

Make going back to school a fun time! Let your child create her own pencil topper creatures using everyday materials and a Styrofoam ball.
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Caterpillar Pencil Holder

This colorful caterpillar attaches itself to pencil holders and guards your school supplies!
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Backpack Charm

Help your child's backpack stand out from the crowd by attaching trinkets or decorations that are as one of a kind as she is.
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DIY Chalkboard

Make your own chalkboard to liven up a playroom, and encourage your child to practice writing and math!
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Make Your Own Stationery

Help your child make his very own stationery, then take the opportunity to teach him how to write a letter!
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Design a Personalized Bookcase

Teach your 2nd grader the value of recycling with this fun arts and crafts activity: make a DIY painted bookcase or set of shelves!
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Lunch Bag Monster

This hungry lunch bag monster will rev up your childâs appetite and get him excited about whatâs inside.
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"Green" Up That Lunch Box

Create a one-of-a-kind lunchbox with your second grader using recycled materials and some down home ingenuity!
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