Put a few of these crafts on the agenda for the last week of summer, and your kids will be ready to start the academic year in no time.
Paper Plate Apple1 of 11
Remember when schoolchildren would gift their teacher a red apple? Though that may be outdated, you can still fashion a cute paper version with just a few simple supplies.
Shape Pencil2 of 11
This pencil-themed craft is perfect for very young children and will help them better understand basic shapes before they go back to the classroom.
Funny Face Bookmarks3 of 11
Does your kid love to read? These wacky bookmarks will keep their place all year long as they polish off book after book.
Paper Bag Owls4 of 11
Brown-bagging it takes on a whole new meaning with this cutesy owl craft. It's an especially great way to get to know other kids, thanks to the "who's who" section.
Paper Plate School Bus5 of 11
The wheels on the bus go round and round with this craft. Forget the fancy supplies--you just need a few household items for this one to come together.
Back to School Bingo6 of 11
Your kids may need a little help printing these off, but once they're all set, they'll have the best first week of school trying to score "Bingo!"
DIY Fidget Spinner7 of 11
You probably know all about fidget spinner mania. Join in on the fun this year by helping your kid make their very own. Note that this craft is for older children.
Schoolhouse Picture Frame8 of 11
As parents, few pictures are more important than that first-day-of-school shot. Now your kids can create a handmade frame to mark the occasion.
Flower Pot Teacher Gift9 of 11
Crafts can also double as a first-day-of-school gift for your child's teacher. Help them make the right impression with this thoughtful pencil holder.
Pipe Cleaner Monkeys10 of 11
These cute little guys can sit atop your child's pens and pencils all year long, making for the perfect conversation starter with their seatmates.