The school season is almost here and it's time to start prepping! Whether kids will be learning from home or the classroom this year, these back to school craft ideas can help. Read on to see how you can set up a learning station, create a counting activity and more! With a bit of creativity and Aleene's Glues, your student will be ready to hit the books!
Back to school? More like back to cool! Send your kiddos back to school in style and make old backpacks new again with a no-sew backpack makeover. That's right, there's no sewing necessary to create cute customized bags-- just Aleene's Super Fabric Adhesive! Whether you add colorful trims or create a fun monster-themed design, the kids will have lots of fun with this back to school craft idea.
This adorable back to school craft idea is a great way to celebrate the first day of school. Get the kids in on the crafty fun using just a few supplies and Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. They can hold up their frame for first day of school photos, hang in their home learning space, or even give as a gift to their new teacher.
Whether they're off to class or a learning date with a classmate, kids need a backpack to carry their stuff! Add a personal touch to their bag like their name or even a favorite word or quote. This back to school craft idea is super easy to DIY with Aleene's Foiling Glue and metallic deco foil. Your student will love having a backpack made special just for them!
Wear and tear happens, but don't toss those old school clothes if they still fit. Patch them up in a fun way with this back to school craft idea! Create cute monster patches using felt and Aleene's Super Fabric Adhesive. Not into monsters? Try animals and other critters instead. Patches are a great way to give clothing some extra life!
This back to school craft idea will make schoolwork a little more magical. Inspire your child's imagination as they write with a sweet butterfly pencil topper. Made with papers, pipe cleaners and Original Tacky Glue, this craft will help your student spread their wings during the school year. Make other shapes and critters to keep their creativity going!
Nothing says best friends like sharing homemade friendship bracelets! This back to school craft idea is great for kids to make with their friends so that they know their best buds always have their back. You'll just need some beads, embroidery floss, and Aleene's Fabric Fusion. Gather the whole gang to get in on the bracelet-making fun!
Even if your child will be learning from home, having a space designated for studies is a good idea. This reusable banner can be tacked up in any space using glue dots made with Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over for a versatile back to school craft idea. You can customize banners for different classroom areas or hanging inspiring words at home for the school year ahead. And the great thing about Tack-It Over & Over is it peels right off when you're done using it! You can change out the banners with new options any time.
This DIY counting activity is a fun interactive back to school craft idea that helps your youngest kiddos learn their numbers. And since it's made with kid-friendly craft supplies and nontoxic Original Tacky Glue, your little one can even help you make it! Once the creative part is done, they can get to work on becoming a future math genius.
Here's another back to school craft idea for customizing your backpack! Create floral felt patches in lots of bright colors for a fun way to inspire your student to keep blooming in the new school year. (And there's no need to know how to sew when you use Aleene's Permanent Fabric Glue.) Since it's an easy upgrade, you can make a matching tablet or laptop case too! This idea works for any style of patches if your student isn't into flowers. Get creative and come up with some other A+ ideas!
Notebooks are a back to school MUST, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring! Use Aleene's Premium Decoupage to transfer favorite photo prints onto canvas notebooks for an easy way to make your student smile, even when they have to take notes.
Bling out back to school style with a little help from Liquid Fusion Performance Adhesive! From rhinestone-embellished shoes to a sparkling phone case and coffee with a side of sparkle, your student will shine without spending a fortune. Gems are such a simple way to give last year's gear fab new looks.
Head back to school with a backpack that's just as unique as you are! This unicorn backpack DIY uses Aleene's Quick Dry Fabric Fusion for a gorgeous one-of-a-kind craft. School might be a little more exciting if you felt like a magical unicorn walking around campus everyday, don't you think?
Get extra credit from this year's new teacher with a custom gift made extra personal with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue! Decorate a shadowbox with items that relate to their hobbies or teaching subject for a gift they can hang up or display on their desk. It's a crafty way to show appreciation for all of the hard work they do, and maybe they'll feel inspired to take it easy on the tests this year too.
Do these back to school craft ideas have you ready to start prepping for the new school year? What other ideas are inspiring you? Let us know what you're making for school with Aleene's Glues using #aleenesdiy on social!