Even when it seems like the height of summer, back-to-school time is just around the corner. Soon, teens will be picking out their first-day outfits and elementary school kids will be collecting countless crayons from their school supply list. Preparing your whole family for going back to school is important, but it should also be fun. With ideas that will appeal to all ages—from tots to teens to parents—these DIY crafts will be useful and fun as the new school year swiftly starts up again.
These back-to-school crafts are DIY fun for the whole family as you prepare for fall.
Sew an Adorable Monster Pencil Case
Does your little tyke love dinosaurs or googly-eyed monsters? This little pencil case is fun and friendly. They will love unzipping it to find their favorite colored pencils and pens. With a simple pattern from Shiny Happy World, sending you kid off to school in style is a cinch.
A Giant Ruler Chart to track their growth.
Crafting a stylish, rustic giant ruler lets you track your kids’ growth without having to mark up your doorframes. You can also take it with you if you move, and pass it down for generations. To make your own, check out instructions from Samantha Vargo on Trading Phases.