Tuesday, August 13, 2013

13 DIY Ideas for Back to School

It is hard to believe that the summer has gone by so fast!  Here are some fun last minute projects to help you be prepared to face the school year.

Pack a laugh in your child's lunch!  Print out these fun Lunch Bag Jokes here.

Homemade Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars are one of our favorites!  They are quick and easy to make and are ideal to pack into your kid's lunch box or make for an after school treat.

Do your kids take lunch money to school with them?  Follow this step-by-step tutorial to make these original and adorable Monster Money Pouches.

Being organized is essential to having a stress free school year.  Create your own Homework station with these Free Homework Station Printables!

Maybe your child is like mine, and they don't need a large backpack.   Make this fun  Backpack from a Pair of Pants for just the perfect child-size tote.

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss!!  Here is a fun printable and party theme "Going Places" Back to School Party.

Encourage your child to stay on the reading path by creating these Fun Photo Bookmarks.  They won't be able to resist these!

Go Everywhere Mini Messenger Bag is excellent for carrying all those little essentials without having to tote around something larger.  With it's long strap and small size, you'll even forget you're carrying it.

Want to end summer with a party and a bang?  Check out these Back to School Party printables.

Kids love treats.  These Irresistibly Healthy Oatmeal Cookies have lots of protein and fiber.  Plus the amount of sugar is about the same as a flavored yogurt.  They'll love finding these in their lunches.

Kids love to use the computer.  Why not take advantage of that and help them learn at the same time?  Here are 10 Great Educational Websites for Kids.

Stretch your creative potential and make one of these personalized Felt Bookmarks made from a stretchy headband.

Does your child use an iPad for school?  Here is an easy tutorial for The 50 Cent DIY iPad Stand.  It is very sturdy and it can be used with a case. Great for hands-free reading!

So there you have it!  I trust that your children have an awesome and blessed school year.


  1. How cool when you can put together a whole collection of your OWN ideas! Love these, Melissa!!

    1. Thanks Cathy! You'll have to do one on salads and desserts. :)

  2. So many great and fun ideas. And the IPOD holder is really clever (I also looked at that link). Thanks for putting together so many fun ideas.

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