Back to School season is always quick to approach in January. The month starts with celebrating the New Year, then Australia Day and then before you know it, it is back to school.
We know it can be stressful to think of creative ideas each year and term. Keeping your kids up with the latest trends, keeping them busy can be time consuming but we are always here to help *insert happy dance*! Stay on top of this year with four of our favourite creative and fun accessory ideas for kids of all ages. You’ll thank us later J
DIY Fruit Stamped Lunch or Library Bags
How often do your kids bring out their lunch bags after a long day or sometimes…dread the thought a couple of days later?
With a cotton (and eco-friendly) bag you can easily wash it and the fabric is so easy to use so you can be as imaginative as you like. It is a great craft to do with your kids and will spark their imaginations and keep them entertained. Not to mention it only requires four simple materials and to follow this easy tutorial.
You could take it that extra step and add felt or leather cut outs in interesting shapes made by your trusted Brother ScanNCut, then sewing it or sticking it on to the bags. Check out this tutorial for some ScanNCut inspiration.
(Image source: Hello Wonderful)
DIY Colourful Pencils
Have you been sorting through your stationary to work out what you keep for the new year and realised that all your pencils are quite dull and boring? Revamp those bland yellow pencils into something fun and original to give you more motivation at school and doing work.
Get inspired by this simple tutorial by Hello Glow all you will need is paint, pencils and one of our P-touch Labellers which you can use instead of painting the sayings onto the pencil you can use typed labels.
(Image source: Hello Glow)
Kids always need a pencil case or some pouch to hold their school supplies and stationary. With this great tutorial from Shiny Happy World they will be able to make the ultimate cool kids pencil case that will get all the classroom talking. What’s even better, you can put your Brother Sewing Machine to great use and really what doesn’t look great with googly eyes
This project is designed for the beginner sewer, all you need to be able to do for this project is sew in a straight line (roughly ) and sew on buttons. There is even a the template to follow! Happy Gobbling!
(Image source: Shiny Happy World)
DIY Desk Calendar
We know when we are trying to get into the study headspace; desk style and organisation is the key. To make sure your child stays up to date with those deadlines, why not make an ombré watercolour desk calendar (even maybe make one for yourself too).
This tutorial will show off your and your child’s creativity, style and organisational flare, while helping meet those crazy deadlines.
(Image source: Homemade by Carmona)