Is it already time to start thinking about going back to school? Actually, it is. Some schools are back in session as soon as the beginning of August! If you’re one of those parents who’s hoping to transition your children back into their school schedule gracefully, you might appreciate a countdown poster to let the kids participate in the back-to-school preparation.
I always loved back to school season when I was a kid. The new clothes, new shoes, crisp notebooks that were not yet written in, sharpened pencils and pens at your disposal. It marked the beginning, a fresh start. No matter what had happened the previous school year, the slate was wiped clean. It seems then a more fitting time of the year to make some resolutions.
My kids start school in a few days. After our long, hot, busy summer, I know I should be really excited that we’re getting back to our regular routine. I mean, who isn’t happy when school resumes? Last year my friends and I actually popped open a bottle champagne at the bus stop. But this time, I’m feeling a little sad that they can’t stay home just a little while longer. I know, what the hell is wrong with me?
It’s that time of year when the kids go back to school and the artwork comes back with them. If you’re like me you probably have a on-going gallery exhibit on the refrigerator door featuring all their latest masterpieces. I thought it would be fun to make some little magnets to commemorate this special time of year. Some back-to-school magnets! What’s more back-to-school than a bunch of little apples!
Each year I make my kids new napkins for their lunchboxes. In addition to being more eco-friendly, I have to admit that I love to make cute patterned napkins to add something special to their lunch away from home. This is an incredibly simple project and a great one for beginning sewers.
I know most of us are trying to cut down on disposable packaging when we send our kids off to school with packed lunches these days but sometimes packaging happens. Plastic cups, juice boxes, baggies, lids…it adds up after a while. You could recycle it at the curb OR you could save yourself a bazillion dollars at the craft store and make things with it!