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Top 5 Back-to-School DIYs

If you need an excuse to get crafty, it seems like back-to-school time is it.  What better way to get your kiddos excited about learnin’ than a few fun crafts?  Plus sending the kids off with something made especially for them is great for easing first day jitters.  Here are my top five picks:

  1. Easy book covers by Martha Stewart.  After reading my friend Mariah’s new book (review and giveaway to come!), I’ve developed a serious thing for maps.  I want to put them just about everywhere and covering school books with them seems like a good start.  Check Martha out for even more great ideas.
  2. Remember when I first told you about giverslog’s happy mail series?  This is her school supply edition and it’s oh-so-cheery.  I think this would be a great treat for the kids to send to a favorite classmate, or perhaps an out-of-town cousin?
  3. Picklebum’s printable lunch box notes are an easy way to pack a little extra love with that PB & J.
  4. Along the same lines, are these sandwich wrap printables found at zakka life – probably not something for lunch everyday but the first day of school edition would be fun.
  5. Finally, a kid-friendly To Do list is essential for getting out the door in the morning.  No reading skills required for this one, which makes it especially tot-friendly.  The appealing modern design makes it mom-friendly too.
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