Fun Back to School Creations

While parents may be ready to send their little ones back to school, kids are not so thrilled. Try some of these fun back to school creations to get your kids ready for a new year and get their backpacks filled with new supplies.

With summer speeding past us we all can’t help but think about how soon we’ll have to go back to school. Instead of dreading that first day, make it interesting with these fun DIY ideas and recipes that will put a smile on any child’s face. Try throwing a back to school bash to get your child excited about new supplies and new experiences instead of thinking about the constant homework. Hand out these adorable new school supplies from decorated pencils your kids can design themselves to a new book bag stamped with painted apples!


  • Crayon and Notebook Favors

    Try decorating those plain notebooks with construction paper and adding elastics to keep the crayons in place. Your kids and their friends will love this simple idea that will have them entertained for hours.

  • Wrapped Erasers

    This simple idea by One Charming Party is made elegant when you wrap the erasers in fabric. These mini favors are perfect to hand out before your kids go back to school, but make sure they don’t use them until that first day!

  • Pinwheel Pencils

    These pinwheel pencils make adorable back to school favors. They are perfect for entertaining kids and so simple to make because you probably have all the materials in your home. Makezine.com uses these pinwheels as place cards by writing each child’s name on the top.

  • Custom Decorated Pencils

    These unique writing utensils will actually have your kids excited to take notes on their first day of school. Give each child a box of pencils and have them paint and decorate them with their favorite colors…everyone’s will turn out different and so unique!

  • Decorate a Book Bag using Homemade Stencils

    Apples make the perfect stencil for decorating a book bag and you probably have several apples just lying around your kitchen. The trick is to find a nicely shaped apple and slice it cleanly down the middle. Your kids will love that for once they get to play around with the food they usually eat!

  • Back To School Themed Cupcakes

    These apple cupcakes are so adorable and delicious. With their red frosting, green gummy leaves and pretzel stems your kids will love baking (and eating) these cupcakes before they head back to school. They can even bring them in as a lunch treat to share with friends and teachers.

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