It may feel like the summer holidays have only just begun, but with September little over a week away it is time to finish off your preparations for the school year ahead. Juggling school preparations with a house full of lively children can be a trying test, so why not kill two birds with one stone by engaging the children with fun back-to-school craft activities? We’ve collated some of our favourite craft ideas that will keep the kids busy in the days before they head back to school.
Cereal Box Notebooks
Whether a keen academic or a clumsy tea drinker, it is inevitable that your little one will make his/her way through several notebooks this school year. Rather than forking out for expensive Moleskine notebooks, why not transform a basic white lined notebook with a personalised cover made from a simple cereal box.
Find the easy steps to creating your notebook over at cremedelacraft.
DIY Apple Tins
Pencils, paperclips and rubbers have a tendency to end up all over the living room floor at home, so why not create an orderly homework area with these handy DIY apple tin stationary holders. Requiring just an old tin, some foam sheets and glue, these tins offer a novel and charming way to keep all of your child’s pens and pencils in one organised place.
Discover the step-by-step guide to create your DIY apple tin at Punkprojects.
DIY Cloud Cork Board
Keeping important notes and reminders all in one place can be a tough task for kids; this DIY cloud cork board from Onecharming party is perfect for managing important pieces of paper at home while adding some charming character to his or her bedroom. Practical, easy on the eye and extremely simple to make, this one is a nice quick craft activity for a weekend afternoon.
Find the full instructions on how to make your cloud cork board on Onecharmingparty.
Pop Up Desk
Purchasing a desk for your child is a big investment, especially considering how quickly youngsters outgrow their belongings. Why not create your own pop-up desk for your son or daughter, simply using some cardboard boxes and a few other basic supplies. Constructing a desk from scratch also gives you complete freedom to personalise it with details such as customised name tags.
See PotteryBarn for full instructions on how to build your little one’s personalised desk.
Chestnut Pencil Toppers
Moving into autumn, parks and streets will be littered with chestnuts and acorns. Here at The Hut we love with idea of transforming freely available chestnuts into goggle-eyed pencil toppers simply using small pieces of coloured felt or foam.
Read the full instructions over at Redtedart.