Brighten Up Your School Days: Neon Textbook Covers and More Paper Crafts

It’s still technically summer, but school is back in! Keep the back to school excitement going after the initial enthusiasm of returning to class has passed with these great back to school paper crafts. After all, what student wouldn’t jump at the chance to cover that boring math textbook with brightly colored cardstock, or create a special notebook just for passing notes with their friends?

1. Paper Bag Backpacks

These paper bag backpacks are perfect for everything back-to-school, from carrying brown bag lunches to toting around a plethora of new school supplies. And they’re easy enough for young kids to make on their own without help from mom and dad.

Head on over to Danielle’s Place to learn how to make your own paper bag backpack. Try using this purple or green cardstock!

2. Neon Textbook Cover

Goodbye boring textbook cover, hello fun neon designs! Suzy at Suzy’s Sitcom added some sunshine to her kid’s school days using the super-easy Iris Fold technique, and it looks fantastic.

Check out Suzy’s blog to learn how to create your own neon textbook covers. Try using Astrobrights neon paper.

3. DIY Piano Hinge Notebook

Encourage your student to take notes or keep better track of projects and due dates using this cool DIY piano hinge notebook. You can make it using any color you like, but we love Elissa’s bright choices! Create the same look using Astrobrights neon cardstock.

Learn how to make your own piano hinge notebook.

4. Printable Bookplates

In a world of e-books and digital communication, bookplates may seem like a throwback to yesteryear. Really, they’re a quick and classic way to identify who owns a book, which every parent and teacher knows is important when you loan books to friends and students.

Download the printables, courtesy of Alpha Mom.

5. Mini Friendship Notebooks

Text messaging may the modern incarnation of note passing, but there’s still nothing quite like unfolding a handwritten note and crafting a witty response under your desk and the watchful eye of your teacher. Why not make note passing extra special using a dedicated, specially designed notebook like this one?

All you need is a plain notebook, scrapbook paper, and some cute embellishments! 

6. Neon Confetti Notebooks

There’s no such thing as too much neon. You’ve already got neon textbooks, so why not cover your notebooks to match? Try using Astrobrights neon cardstock!

School Is In!

School is back in whether your kids like it or not, so why not make the most of the upcoming school year by giving their boring school supplies a cool makeover? These back to school crafts are the perfect weekend activity, and they even make great class ideas for the start of the new school year.

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