By now, nearly everyone has been back to school for a while. If the luster of the new school year has worn off for your kids, try making one of these fun back-to-school themed crafts using re-purposed materials to keep their interest in school going just a little longer.
6 Green Back to School Craft Ideas
These 6 crafts are so cute; you may just want to make some for yourself.
Crafting Animals from Toilet Paper Rolls – Untrained Housewife
The small children in your class will love these little animals. They’re easy to make and each one will be unique. Decorate with markers, crayons, paper and glue!
Chalkboard Notebook – Warm Hot Chocolate
Do your children have old, boring notebooks from previous years? Why not turn them into chalkboards? Transforming a notebook into a chalkboard is a fun way to personalize your children’s school supplies and reuse old supplies from past years. These simple instructions will have you transforming all your school books into chalkboards.
Juice Carton Wallet – Spoonful
This craft may be the cleverest use of recycled materials I have ever seen. This craft transforms a milk or juice carton into a wallet. The screw-cap on the juice container holds the wallet closed. This is perfect for holding lunch money, ID cards, and any other small treasures your children might carry.
Organizer with Cardboard Tubes – Pintalalluna
This craft uses toilet paper tubes as a base for a school supply organizer. The site is in Spanish, but the pictures are easy to follow, and you can use Google Translate to read the rest of the instructions if you need more help.
Washi Tape Crafts – Colorado Moms
Is there are more versatile material than Washi tape? You can use Washi tape for nearly anything, from decorating notebooks and pencils, to adding name labels to your child’s belongings. Your children will love coming up with even more uses for this colorful tape.
Back to School Backpack Tag – Lolly Jane
This craft is not only fun, but it is also practical! Rather than writing your child’s name directly on his or her backpack, make one of these identification tags for a little more pizzazz. You can make this project green by using recycled paper and cardboard from around your house.
Changeable Carryall Tins – Spoonful
Do your children like to carry around small treasures? Do you give them lunch money each day? This recycled tin transformed into a metal treasure-chest or wallet is the perfect place to carry important items. Your children will love decorating the tins, and you will love how simple this craft is!
Using Recycled Objects for Back to School Crafts
Recycled materials can be transformed into a variety of objects and help keep the costs of crafting low! It also helps inspire children to make-do with objects they find around the house.
What crafts do you make from recycled objects? Show us your green back to school craft ideas below!