10 Creative Ways to Prepare for Back to School

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!

When it comes to helping your third grader manage a school backpack, small steps now bring big payoffs later.
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Create a Recycled Paper Bag Notepad!

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.
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Create a Homework Magnet Board

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.
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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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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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Monster Bookmark

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!

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

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

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