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11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School free eBook
By: Julia Litz, editor for FaveCrafts.com
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Parents love it and kids love to hate it. School can be a divisive topic, but at the end of the day, everyone has to go. Crafts for school may get a bad rap, but they certainly don't have to! There are plenty of back to school activities that kids can make. In fact, kids just might enjoy these crafts! Back to school season can cause anxiety for some, so help create a seamless transition with these fun school crafts for kids.
Teachers can get in on the act, too. Projects like Back to School Pencil Earrings (p. 25) are perfect for excited instructors who want to share his or her love of learning. You can also use the projects in 11 Teacher-Approved Crafts for School to decorate a classroom. Students will love the Back to School Birdhouse craft (p. 16) and won't believe it was created by a teacher!
Get excited for the school year and start planning some school crafts for kids to make over the summer. These crafts for school show that learning doesn't have to be boring; in fact, it can be pretty darn fun! Round up some inexpensive materials and start thinking creatively - these projects are a perfect post-camp or summer school activity. The more you foster a positive attitude about school through creative play and crafting, the more likely a child will enjoy their academic experience.
The start of the school year can be tough for parents. School supplies are often expensive and don't always last long. Instead of heading to a big-box supplier and spending a fortune, have kids create their own personalized school supplies. Instead of spending money on a plain stretchy book cover, create your own Colorful Fabric Book Cover (p. 7) using old bandanas or scrap fabric. You can keep it simple or add a colorful pocket for pencils - it's completely up to you. Be sure to have kids customize each cover so they don't mix up their books. This is a great excuse to use up old fabrics or dispose of items you no longer need (but aren't prepared to throw away). No need to take a trip to the craft store! Instead, use scrap fabric - it's always a fun option.
Kids can also create magnets to display their work on the fridge and an adorable pencil topper. Moms and dads can help kids make a picture frame covered in pencils. On the first day of school, be sure to grab your little student and take a picture - you'll want to remember this day for many years to come. Display the image in this DIY frame - crafts for school have never been this adorable.
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Teachers are often caught in a tough position - they have to get kids excited for school after a summer of fun in the sun. Help ease the transition with a few exciting back to school activities that can take place in the classroom or at home. In addition to fun earrings and cool decor, there are plenty of crafts for school that teachers will love to make. While school crafts for kids are often most visible, crafts for teachers can be just as fun and creative. Select a few craft ideas for back to school and convey some excitement - it's seriously contagious!
A Scraptastic Notebook (p. 29) is perfect for anyone who needs to write something down in the middle of the day. Nothing is worse than knowing you have to do something but not being able to recall what it is. Don't let this happen to you! Use fabric scraps to create personalized back to school crafts that you won't misplace. Crafts for school should be fun and vibrant - it's the best way to create a fun yet educational environment.
There is never a bad time to start thinking about crafts for school. Just because summer is in full swing doesn't mean you shouldn't be planning and crafting for the upcoming school year. You don't have to make those back to school projects complicated or explicitly educational, either. Pick a few back to school crafts that will appeal to kids of all ages and help them get excited to learn in the upcoming year. To cut down on stress and miscommunication once the school year begins; create a few crafts that will help everyone in the family stay organized. Use a homemade Denim Back to School Chalkboard (p. 31) to keep track of assignments and after-school activities. The more you like the piece, the more you'll enjoy using it. Plus, you can use old denim scraps for this project - it's an easy way to save on fabric and upcycle items you no longer wear.
Back to School activities shouldn't induce dread or frustration in the mind of a young learner. Instead, use a wide variety of easy-to-find materials to create unique and unexpected craft projects. A good example of this is a School Bead Necklace (p. 32), which is a fun project for young kids. They'll love wearing their creation to school and showing it off to their teacher! Best of all, this project is appropriate for elementary school children because it's so simple to make.
As you can see, there are plenty of fun crafts for school. Stress and anxiety shouldn't be on the menu when the school year rolls back around. Instead, take some time over the summer to work on some activities for back to school. These back to school craft ideas will help your child ease back into a schedule and get excited to learn. Plus, these crafts for school will help kids remain engaged during those long summer days. Summer shouldn't be a time when kids sit in front or a computer or screen! Instead, foster creativity and engage them with age-appropriate back to school activities and craft projects.
Teachers can also make a ton of fun crafts for school using a wide variety of materials. School should be a fun and safe place, so it's important for teachers to create a calming environment. Craft ideas for back to school can help a teacher prepare his or her classroom and foster a relaxing learning environment. With these craft ideas for back to school, kids will be excited to head back to the classroom and will be counting down the minutes until the bus arrives on the first day.
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