3 Back to School Crafts

by Lynn Lilly, Jul 21 2023

I can't believe Summer is almost over. My daughter Lily is getting ready to start 4k in 2 weeks and she is so excited. This week on my Crayola Facebook live broadcast I am sharing 3 crafts you can make with your kiddos to get them excited for their first day of school! 

Back to School Kids Crafts

All of the Crayola supplies I am using in today's projects can be found on Crayola.com 

Project 1: Crayon Box Photo Prop

I can't wait for Lily to take her first day of school photo with this jumbo crayon box. You can let your kiddos pick out their colors of the crayons.

Crayon Box First Day of School Photo Prop


  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Glue Stick
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Wood Letters to Spell Out Child's Name
  • Scissors
  • Small Round Bowl (approximately 5" wide)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler


  1. Starting with a yellow piece of construction paper and a small round bowl. Place half of the round bowl on the 9" side of the paper and trace. Cut out the half circle. 
  2. Cut thin strips of green construction paper and glue diagonally to the corners of the box. Trim the ends so they are flush with the box. 
  3. Pick out 5 colors of construction paper to be the crayons. Place the ruler on the edge of each sheet. The width of a standard foot ruler works great for the width of the crayons. Trace a line that is 5" long. Remove the ruler and draw the tip of the crayon. Cut out the crayon. You an use the first crayon as a template to trace the remaining 4 crayons. 
  4. Cut wavy black lines for each crayon. Use the glue stick to glue them to the crayons. 
  5. Glue the crayons side by side to the back of the crayon box so they poke out the top.
  6. Cut a strip of paper the width of the box. Glue this to the back of the crayons and the box to keep the crayons from flopping around. 
  7. Color the wood letters with the markers. 
  8. Cut to flags out of construction paper to write "First Day" and "Grade Your Child is Starting" Glue these and the letters to the front of the crayon box. 

Get ready to say "Yay for School"

Crayon Box First Day of School Sign

Project 2: Pencil Pouch

I feel like Crayola crayons are a staple part of back to school. I also just love creating crafts that look like crayons. If you missed last week's art party and lvoe Crayons you should check it out! Crayons where everywhere! 

Crayon Pencil Pouch Craft


  • Crayola Fabric Fine Liner Markers
  • Canvas Pouch (I got mine from Micheals)
  • Pencil
  • Rick Rack Trim
  • Washable Glue


  1. Use the pencil to light draw crayon shapes at different heights along the bottom of the pouch. Leave room to right your child's name across the top.
  2. Trace the lines and embellish with the Fabric Liners. 
  3. Write your child's name at the top. 

I love the bold color these markers leave on even large weave fabrics like canvas. They are also washable! Huge mom bonus because we all know kids are messy! 

Back to School Crayon Pencil Pouch Craft

Project 3: Paper Plate Apple Banner 

This is another fun photo prop for the first day of school or to hang up on the fireplace 

First Day of School Apple Banner


  • 4 Paper Plates
  • Crayola Acrylic or Washable Paint 
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Scissors
  • Yarn


  1. Paint the bottoms of the paper plates red and let them dry. 
  2. Use a scissors to cut them into an apple shape. 
  3. Cut a stem and leaves for each apple out of construction paper. 
  4. Use the black Take Note Marker to draw faces on two of the apples and write messages like the grade your child is going to and their teachers name on the other two. 
  5. Glue each apple to a piece of yarn. 

Back to School Crafts

If you are looking for other fun back to school crafts for the kids to make check out this post and this post

Be sure to tune in to the Crayola Facebook Page every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST for creative crafts for the whole family! 

xoxo- LL

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