I was a special education teacher for 4 years, and although I’m not officially a teacher anymore, I want my kids teachers to know that we appreciate them right from the start. Anyone else get a thrill from the back to school aisle at Target? Those gleaming new composition notebooks and the glorious array of post its, pens, and map pencils! Here are 22 fun, clever, and even free back to school crafts for everyone.
Back to school printables
We’ve got free printable first day teacher gifts, back to school signs, and even personalized book plates!
1. First day printable
2. Smart cookie printable
3. First day printable
The free printable says, “I’m so beary happy you’re my teacher this year!” and it perfectly fits a 5oz Hairbo gummi pack! Get the free first day gummi bear teacher printable below.
4. Book plates
5. All about my teacher printable
I love having my kids teachers fill out this “All About my Teacher” form. It ensures that I get the teachers gifts that I know they will love! Get the free “All about my teacher” printable at C.R.A.F.T.
6. Teacher gift
7. First day teacher gift
8. Free printable pencil gift box
Simply print the free template to craft up an adorable pencil box! Fill it with treats and it’s the perfect back to school gift for any teacher. Find the free printable at Lines Across.
9. First day teacher gift
Get the free first day teacher gift printable at C.R.A.F.T.
First day of school signs
10. Back to school pictures
Find out how to cover any book in a brown paper bag at C.R.A.F.T.!
11. First day of school sign
Find the complete tutorial for the these first day of school signs at C.R.A.F.T.
Personalized Lunch Boxes
12. DIY lunch box
Make a personalized lunch box for the kids with just your printer!
13. DIY Lunch bag
Back to school crafts
14. Egg carton school bus
15. Pencil piñata
16. Back to school nails
Turn your nails into back to school masterpeice with 3 colors of nail polish. Photo via Daily Nail Blog.
17. Apple cake pops
18. Pencil holder
19. Map pencil cookies
20. Backpack makeover
Give a simple canvas backpack an upgrade with a few pieces of scrap fabric and a sewing machine! See the details at Ashley Ann Photography.
21. Door organizer
22. Crayon organization
This rainbow crayon holder makes it super easy to put away the crayons. It’s also adorable! Get the complete tutorial at Somewhat Simple.
Do you typically give teachers first day gifts? Do you make back to school crafts? I’d love to hear…