School Crafts

Get kids ready for the new school year with some of our school craft ideas, or enjoy them at the beginning of the new school year or whenever studying school as a topic. Some of them are practical: we have ideas for decorating pencil cases, journals and files, for example, and for making pegs to hang work up for display. And some of them are just for fun!

Back To School Countdown

Back To School Countdown

Sarah says: This is a lovely way to help children anticipate starting school. I must admit the idea is not mine though, 25 years after I started school I can still picture the one I made with my mum, using an old cereal box as the backing.

Bead Figure Pencil Topper

Bead Figure Pencil Topper

This bead figure pencil topper is a quick and easy craft for kids. Perhaps they could have a go at making them at a party or for "Back to school". Kids can really use their imagination to create these!

Boot Tidy

Boot Tidy

Here is an original way to keep your pens and pencils organised - and it makes a great keepsake gift too!

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Family Bulletin Board

Family Bulletin Board

Our family bulletin board is a simple craft but it makes a cute gift that the kids can make themselves - perhaps for Grandparent's Day? And it is a super "Back to School" craft too, providing a special place for children to show off their best work.

Model Schoolhouse Craft

Model Schoolhouse Craft

Raid the junk drawer to make this fun model schoolhouse. It makes a great "back to school" craft for kids!

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Name Magnets

Name Magnets

Kids love to see their own name, and with this craft they can make some really effective magnets to display their own artwork on the fridge - or to give as a gift to siblings or for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day.

Painted Ring Binder

Painted Ring Binder

Old or inexpensive ring binders can easily be transformed by the children into a really special place to keep school work, art work or certificates.

Pencil Door Hanger

Pencil Door Hanger

This pencil door hanger is an easy kids craft using craft cupboard supplies, but it looks great! Great for Back To School or anytime.

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Personalised File

Personalised File

Make a special box in which to keep your best pieces of work this school year. If you have a class mascot why not take inspiration from them to make your box unique and special to this school year.

Personalised Notebook

Personalised Notebook

Raid your craft box to decorate a plain notebook and turn it into a lovely and useful gift.

Personalised Stationery Set

Personalised Stationery Set

Pick up an inexpensive stationery set from a Pound or Dollar store this year, and let your children transform it into a set they will be really proud of!

Pipe Cleaner and Bead Bag Tags

Pipe Cleaner and Bead Bag Tags

Decorate your bags and satchels with these super easy pipe cleaner and bead bag tags - perfect for kids to make for school, or as gifts for friends and family.

Portfolio Craft

Portfolio Craft

Here's a crafty way for kids to make their own portfolio for school work or art work! A fun kids craft for all ages.

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School Bus Craft

School Bus Craft

Here's a fun way to get your kids in the mood for "Back To School" and excited about seeing their school friends again!

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Schoolhouse Collage

Schoolhouse Collage

Get kids used to the idea of going back to school (or their first day at school) with this Schoolhouse Collage craft.

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Schoolhouse Photo Frame

Schoolhouse Photo Frame

We've used a traditional old-fashioned schoolhouse shape to make this fun schoolhouse photo frame.

Spiral Pencil Topper

Spiral Pencil Topper

You only need six pipecleaners to make this spiral pencil topper - and it is fun to make and fun to write with too! Experiment with different colours and see what you can come up with...

Washing Line Display

Washing Line Display

We all love to display our child's best school work and art work, but sometimes the fridge will only hold so much! A "washing line" is an original way to display work and can be used flat against a wall or across a room.

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