Back to School Basics

School is back in session! Whether you’re a teacher or parent, make sure you’re prepared to go back to school with our favorite style and organization projects. Create a new backpack, colorful pencil holders, first-day-of-school outfits and more!
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Make going back to school exciting and fun! Any kid will love these DIY felt pencil and marker pouches from Lia Griffith. Click-in for the complete photo tutorial.

Kid's Felt Pencil Pouches

Get back-to-school ready with our template and tutorial to make zippered DIY pencil pouches! Our designs include a cute kitty and three-eyed green monster - Crafting Is My Life

Send your kids back to the classroom this year with an extra something special for their teachers. This back-to-school emergency kit idea from A Pumpkin and a Princess is a great way to help teachers prepare for the upcoming school year.

Start off the new school year right by handing the new teacher this adorable Back To School Emergency Kit! Compile all sorts of supplies that will be needed in the classroom.

Make special back-to-school memories by sewing your child’s backpack yourself! Click in for a DIY drawstring backpack tutorial from Handmade Kids. Perfect for storing school supplies, toys and more.

Make! Drawstring Backpack

DIY: drawstring backpack :) A great idea to do with school spirit colors (Gold and Black for me)!

Learn how to make your kids a one-of-a-kind backpack this school year. This DIY backpack project is both functional and stylish. Plus, the straps of the bag are adjustable to fit any kid’s height. Click in for the free pattern from

Heart Backpack Free Pattern

Heart Backpack Free Pattern - Sew Much Ado // Fabric: Chatsworth designed by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs

Any kid would be excited to have a personalized backpack as unique as they are. With these simple and clever monster and cat DIY embellishments from Lia Griffith, turn a simple backpack into one that stands out. Click in for the tutorial.

DIY Kids Backpacks

Customize kids backpacks for your little ones this year as they head off to school! Our DIY project includes designs include a toothy monster or cute kitty

Get your preschooler excited about learning and prepared for kindergarten. This DIY school bus discovery bottle, courtesy of Moms and Crafters, incorporates learning opportunities like scissor skills, counting, following instructions, and color and alphabet recognition.

Make this cool back-to-school discovery bottle!

Practice scissor skills in this fun back to school craft to prepare for preschool or kindergarten! This DIY school bus discovery bottle is a cool DIY toy that also doubles as an educational activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Keep your reading organized with these creative bookmarks. Use any fabric scraps available and turn them into a bookmark that can be a gift or a back-to-school essential. Click in to read the full tutorial from 7 Layers Studio.

How to make Scappy Fabric bookmarks. Great for a student gift or a volunteer's gift.

Fun craft alert for kids: Create tissue paper art on canvases to proudly display in your home! Don’t miss the fun step by step tutorial here.

Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids Using Tissue Paper

Looking for a fun new arts and crafts project for your home or classroom? This canvas painting project using tissue paper is perfect for kids!

Kids will love labeling their school supplies with these adorable monster-themed back-to-school labels from Lia Griffith. Download the PDF, customize with your kids’ names, print and apply.

Monster Themed Back to School Labels

Downlaod our collection of back to school labels with adorable monster designs. They can be customized with your kids' names and easily printed onto vinyl!

Teachers: Create adorable welcome kits for your students for their first day of kindergarten! These gift bags are the perfect way to get your students excited for school.

Back to School Survival Kit Ideas for Students

Ready your classroom for back-to-school with a few bulletin board ideas! Consider making “Welcome Back” and “Happy First Day” framed art pieces and monthly calendars with important events.

Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas for Back to School

Give your kids fun arts and crafts projects with the help of Fiskars! Read our articles and guides for fun, easy, kid-friendly crafting projects today!

Personalize your child’s paper folders this school year with fabric covers! With so many fabric options out there, you can customize to your heart’s content. Click in for a tutorial from

Personalize your child’s paper folders this school year with fabric covers! With so many fabric options out there, you can customize to your heart’s content. Click in for a tutorial from