Are you looking for back to school crafts?! Do you have a little one starting school this year? Maybe a preschooler heading to school for the first time? Or older children heading back to school? Maybe you are homeschooling and about to embark on a brand new school year? No matter what boat you currently have afloat Mama, I got you.
We are currently homeschooling and I am feeling the pull that I do every August. That pull to begin all things apples, school buses, and pencil holders. All things back to school.
And then … all things pumpkin spice. Oh yes … it is almost pumpkin spice season (also known as Fall)
But before we can get to that delicious time of year,we get to celebrate this new journey we are about to embark on – however it looks in your home. I have found some of my very favourite back to school crafts – I hope you find one or two just right for you and yours.
Back to School Crafts for Kids
Back to School Keepsake Crafts
Apple Handprint Craft. It is so sweet to look back at tiny hands from so long ago. Trust me Mama, as a Mom to a soon to be 17 year old (!!!) you must believe me. Those little handprints will be very, very important in the years ahead.
Apple Keepsake Frame, by Made to be a Momma. Whether your little one is just starting school or has been going for a few years, this apple keepsake frame is an excellent back to school craft. Such an adorable keepsake to look back on year to year. Little ones can paint it all themselves!
Little School House Picture Frame, by Grace, Giggles, and Naptime. I love to think of our little homeschool as a one room school house. This would be the perfect little keepsake craft for my children to make to start our school year. Back to school crafts can be for homeschoolers too!
Bus Photo Frame, by iHeartCraftyThings. If your little one takes a school bus to school I bet you will love this keepsake idea. Imagine pulling out a whole slew of these when your child is ready to graduate! Little kids will love painting this one and older kids can make the whole thing themselves.
Sensory Back to School Crafts for Kids
Tissue Paper Apple Back to School Art by The Suburban Mom. This is a great sensory back to school craft for kids. One of my little ones can’t stand the feeling of glue on his fingers so gloves or a wet cloth would be needed for this one! It’s a great art experience and a super cute finished product as well.
School Bus Suncatcher, by The Suburban Mom. Nothing says back to school quite like school buses! This is another fun way to use tissue paper with your back to school crafting. I love that this one doesn’t require glue – and my little glue-adverse guy will love that too!
Back to School Sensory Bin by View from a Step Stool. I love a great sensory bin! If your child is a bit nervous about starting school a great sensory bin might be just what is needed. This one is nice and simple to set up and fun for little kids to dive right into. You could even include items that will help your child with this transition: pictures of backpacks, lunch pails, indoor shoes, even your child’s teachers!
Back to School Process Art with a School Bus by Still Playing School. This is such a fun art experience for kids of all ages. Using a toy school bus to create art is a fun way to get young children excited about the school bus in their future!
Pencil Holders for Back to School
Woven Pencil Holders, by Craft Project Ideas. Weaving is a great way to strengthen little hand muscles and fine motor skills too. This woven pencil holder uses popsicle sticks making it nice and easy to create. This is such a fun back to school craft for kids and a beautiful way to hold pencils on a desk.
Wooden Stump Pencil Holder, by Mother Natured. My boys absolutely love when a craft involves power tools! This is an ideal back to school craft as little ones can do it outside still enjoying the beautiful weather. A little bit of drilling and you have a gorgeous pencil holder.
Apple Mason Jar Pencil Holder, by DIY Arta. This pencil holder is perhaps not for the tiniest of back to schoolers as it uses a real glass mason jar. It would make a nice Teacher’s Gift for the first day though! I love how this craft can let little ones paint red on the INSIDE of the mason jar. That is a really neat art experience for little artists.
Clay Hedgehog Pencil Holder, by Krokotak. Any good craft roundup needs at least a few messy ideas. Clay is a favourite around here and a great way to make a back to school pencil holder. Isn’t this hedgehog adorable?
You might recall, if you are a regular here on the How Wee Learn blog, that last year I shared with you an all encompassing Apple Theme! You best believe there are even more back to school crafts in that post – given, only apple crafts, but awesome for back to school all the same. There are also apple experiments and activities guaranteed to put a smile on your little back to schooler. So check out my Apple Theme post if you are looking for even more – you go-getter you.
So here is to back to school crafting ourselves all the way to pumpkin spice season friends. Yummmm …
Thank you so much for reading,