Back to School Crafts for Kids

The end of summer can be hard for many kids - most of them are sad to see weekends at the beach or cottage and mornings running through the family sprinkler come to an end. But going back to school doesn't have to be boring. Making back to school crafts is a great way to get even the most stubborn kids to get excited about heading back to class.

Creating your own back to school crafts with your kids is not only fun, it's also a neat way to save some money. That's because you can make your own school supplies at home and find unique ways to add special touches to your kids' school stuff without spending a whole lot of money. For example, a personalized pencil case helps your child put his own personal stamp on things. Fun backpack tags are a great way to turn a tired-looking backpack into a brand new accessory. Meanwhile, a cute cucumber pencil topper makes writing lots of fun while brilliant bookmarks are perfect for reading.

In addition, colorful beadie buddies make the perfect accessory for your child's backpack or for a keychain. Older kids can even use them as cellphone accessories.

And because the school year is a great time to make friends and create new memories, building a scrapbook helps your child record her favorite moments.

Don't let back to school be a bore.  Find out how to get your kids excited even though summer is over and put an end to the back to school blues.