If your kids are facing those last days of summer with nothing to do and to much time on their hands you may want to consider having them try some of these back to school crafts. These homemade school supplies are fun to make and while they may not inspire your kids to get back to school they can at least make it a little more fun. Here are some great ideas for back to school crafts featuring homemade school supplies-
Blue Jean Book Bag-This quick sewing project makes it super easy to turn old jeans into a rugged book bag.
What you will need:
- Pair of jeans
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Cotton belt
Under 1 Hour
Instructions for the project:
Zip the jeans all the way and turn them inside out. Using a pair of fabric scissors (a parent’s job), you should cut off both jean legs about 3 inches from the crotch. Set the jeans aside. Next, fold the cutoff jeans evenly, matching up the side seams as you would to press front and back leg pleats. You can use a sewing machine or a close, even hand stitch and sew closed each leg opening 1 inch from the cut edge. Carefully trim the denim 1/2 inch from the stitching. Turn the jeans right-side out. To make the handle thread a cotton belt through the belt loops and tie the ends together.