It's back to school time! 

Here are 25+ free, easy back to school craft ideas that kids can make themselves.  These great ideas will keep kids busy as the summer comes to a close and the boredom sets in.   

Get kids excited about heading back to the classroom by creating one-of-a-kind school accessories such as pencil cases, lunch bags, lanyards, coin pouches, pencil toppers, and many more fun useful projects.

Happy Back to School!

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Backpack Charm

Add personal appeal to a book bag or backpack with a fun backpack charm. Free project ideas! Sew News

Bookmark - After School Special Bookmark

Make a personalized bookmark that showcases a favorite color and shape. Sew News

Bookmark - Crocheted Bookmark

A simple crochet bookmark pattern. Great project to learn how to crochet for adult or child. Yarni Gras


Bookmark - Fabric Bookmark

A fabric bookmark is a wonderful beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Learn how to make an adorable fabric bookmark by watching our video and reading our free pattern instructions. This is a kids can sew project.
Make them for any holiday, keep or give as a gift or use as a stocking stuffer.


Braided Ribbon Barrette

This tutorial demonstrates how to make a braided ribbon barrettes.
These barrettes debuted in the 80s but are still popular today.
Imagine how thrilled your child will be if you make her some beautiful braided barrettes to match her outfits. These barrettes are quick and easy.


Button Bookmark

Learn how to make a super simple, fun button bookmark. A excellent gift giving idea.


Duct Tape Book Cover

How to make a duct tape book cover.


Duct Tape Coin Purse

Learn how to make a super simple duct tape coin purse (pouch) in about an hour.


Friendship Bracelet

A video on how to make a simple finger knitted friendship bracelet. Kids can make for themselves and exchange with to friends.


Hair Scrunchies

Learn how to sew a fabric hair scrunchies. By using different fabric you can make scrunchies for any occasion or fashion outfit.
Watch our video tutorial and read the our easy step-by-step picture tutorial to make scrunchies. Staff

Hip Homework Center

It’s time time to get organized for school with bold bookmarks, pencil cup and funky folder. The Peaceful Mom


How to Tie Dye

Learn how easy it is to tie dye with this tutorial. Tie dying techniques shown are Ombre method, Shibori method, spiral method, crumple method and painting method.
Tie-dying is a fun summer craft which you can do to keep your kids busy for hours.
By Staff


Key Lanyard

Learn how to sew a fabric lanyard with this quick and easy video. Needlepointers Staff

Locker Mirror

Create an embellished locker mirror. Kreinik


Loopy Hair Ribbon Bow

This video will show how to make a Loopy Ribbon Bow for your hair with ribbon and a barrette.

Lunch Bag

Kids can create a fun lunch bag for back to school.


Minecraft Creeper Key Chain (Zipper Pull)

How to make a plastic canvas key chain. Learn how to make a Minecraft Creeper keychain or zipper pull. This is a quick and easy project that you can make from plastic canvas.


Minion Plastic Canvas Keyring

How to make a Minion Keyring with plastic canvas. This can also be used as a zipper pull.

Neon Confetti Notebook

Madigan Made


Pencil Case

This tutorial shows how to sew an easy (no zipper required) pencil case. This project is a great back-to-school projects which youngsters and beginner sewers can sew using scrap fabric.

Pencil Case - Felt Pencil Case

Make a cute pencil case with these free instructions. Craft Gossip

Pencil Cases

Hold pens, pencils and markers in style with a colorful pencil case. Free pattern. Sew News

Pencil Toppers

Create personalize pencil toppers. Fave Crafts

Stars and Stripes Locker Pocket


Tie Dye Canvas Sneakers

Learn how to tie dye plain white sneakers into a fashion statement.
Tie dying is a fun summer craft which can keep kids busy for hours.
Needlepointers Staff

Tie Dye Lunch Bag

Free tie dye project. Fave Crafts


Tote Bag - How to Sew a Simple Tote Bag

Learn how sew a simple tote bag with our video tutorial and also our step-by-step instructions. Everyone needs tote bags. My some for yourself or to give as gifts. No pattern necessary.

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