Instead of fresh cut grass, chlorine from pools, and golden sunshine, the air is starting to smell like chalk dust, freshly sharpened pencils, and paper. Yes, it’s almost time to head back to school. If you’ve got a little one gearing up for the classroom, you’ve probably heard more than your fair share of requests (or more likely demands) lately. When it comes to back to school shopping it seems like the kids are never happy with the plainly colored notebooks, folders, or binders but will simply die without the brightly colored or character adorned versions. You know, the ones that cost almost twice as much. It’s enough to make you and your wallet cringe. However, I’ve got a solution: A back to school art project.
This year, instead of forking over the cash, use this back to school art project to save money and spend some quality time with your child by creating a fun and brightly colored notebook and pencils. Yep, thanks to this back to school art project, with just 4 “ingredients” you can whip up a squeal worthy notebook and pencil set that your child will be proud to show off on the first day of school.
The results of this back to school art project are definitely impressive but between you and me, the process is relatively simple. Plus no matter what age your child is at, whether you have a son or a daughter, this back to school art project is sure to please.
Yes, this back to school art project sounds way too good to be true but I assure you it isn’t.
Let’s get started!
Back to School Art Project: DIY Washi Notebook and Pencils
Variety of fun Washi Tape – Scotch Expressions make some awesome fun colors to choose from and with back to school sales you can probably snag it cheap.
Back to School Art Project: Pencils
Simply choose your favorite Washi tape style and wrap it around your pencils starting at the top and making your way to the bottom. Mix and match patterns for some variety. Really, that’s it!
Back to School Art Project: Composition Book
To cover the composition book I started by ripping off a 3” piece of Washi tape, placing it on the very top corner of the front of the book, and wrapping the edges around the back of the cover.
Next, I chose a coordinating pattern and measured it against the length of the book, ripped it off the roll, lined it up with my first piece of tape, and stuck it on (again wrapping the edge around the back of the cover).
I repeated this with a third coordinating pattern all the way across my composition book.
This back to school art project is a surefire fun and easy way to get the kids excited about heading back to the classroom! In fact, they’ll probably want to create a notebook for every subject. Enjoy!
Do you know of other awesome back to school art projects? Share them in the comments!