First Day of School Signs

Jen with 100 Directions is back again this month with some printable first day of school signs!  Print yours and take a picture of your kids on the big day!

I love the idea of taking pictures of the kids on the first day of school. I also love the idea of back to school signs for pictures. Create keepsake photos for your kids with easy to use printables that highlight the grade they are in this year. I’ve seen other signs that include the date and grades for each child and they come in a whole variety of styles and designs. Of course I had to design my own… so I thought, why not design school signs as coloring pages so you can personalize them for your own kids (or your kids can personalize how they like themselves). YES! Print out whatever grades you need and then you can use as is, or have the kids color and decorate their own sign. You can use their school colors or their favorite colors… or add a little sparkle with glitter like we did. Whatever you’d like to do, make these printable school signs all your own!

DIY Printable School Signs

DIY Printable School Signs

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Shaun The Sheep Paper Bag Puppets #ShaunTheSheep

 Do you love Shaun The Sheep?  Then I have a craft for you!  If you don’t know Shaun, don’t worry you will soon!  Shaun The Sheep Movie is coming to a theater near ewe August 5th and I have the perfect craft project for your little ones.  These Shaun The Sheep paper bag puppets can be made in minutes.  I am compensated for this post by Social Moms however all projects and opinions are my own.  Grab your supplies and get started on your own puppets or any other Shaun The Sheep project.  You can click here to see more about the crafty Instagram contest for your creations.

Make these Shaun the Sheep paper bag puppets in just a few minutes and have tons of fun!  Celebrate the release of the new movie into theaters!
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Over 40 Back to School Crafts

I am rounding up the entire Craft Lightning series today with over 40 back to school crafts that take 15 minutes or less to complete.  Grab your craft supplies and get ready to go back to school in style.  These simple projects will only take minutes to make and will make you the star of the classroom!  Heads up y’all….I also have a giveaway worth $180 at the bottom of this post that you don’t want to miss!

back to school crafts
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Back To School Countdown Calendar

 It is the final day of Craft Lightning and I am wrapping things up with a fun back to school countdown calendar.  This is perfect to help you relish those last days of summer.  There is a fun activity in each container for you to do with your kids.  Grab the supplies and make your own before summer is over.  This one was first posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am publishing here in case you missed it.  Also if you missed any of the Craft Lightning fun this week, you can check out the 15 minute back to school crafts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.  Now onto the back to school countdown calendar for today.


A back to school countdown calendar with fun activities in each day.  Make this and print the activity sheet here!

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First Day of School Picture Frame

 As your little angels return back to school this fall, be sure to whip up a quick first day of school picture frame to show off that amazing moment.  This is part of the back to school Craft Lightning series where we are sharing crafts that take 15 minutes or less all week.  You can catch up with the crafts from day 1 and day 2.  Also be sure to scroll all the way down on this post for today’s blog partner crafts.  But first be sure to check out the instructions for making this fun back to school picture frame.

First day of school picture frame -- make this in just minutes!
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Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

 For day 2 of back to school Craft Lightning, I have a back to school teacher gift idea that you all will love.  If you missed any of the fun, be sure to head to day 1 to catch up.  Don’t miss the other 15 minute back to school crafts at the bottom of this post as well.  Now lets see how to make that teacher extra happy at the beginning of the school year!  This post was sponsored by Expressionery however all projects and opinions are my own.

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea -- add monogrammed notepads and cards to a fun gift bag with this free printable tag for a perfect teacher gift in minutes.

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Pencil Gift Bag

 I am kicking off the back to school edition of Craft Lightning this morning with this pencil gift bag.  You can see more amazing 15 minute back to school crafts at the bottom of this post.  Don’t forget to follow along with my co-hosts for this series as well:  30 Minute Crafts and Me and My Inklings.  This quick and easy pencil gift bag is perfect to give to teachers or students or even for teachers to give to students.  However you choose to use this cute little treat bag, they will only take you minutes to put together.

Pencil gift bag for back to school or any school function!  So easy to make and so cute!
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Patriotic Hand Lettered Shirts (the EASY way!!)

I have a quick and easy project for you today that anyone can do.  These patriotic hand lettered shirts look complicated but if you can trace you can make your own in just minutes.  This is a part of a sponsored series of posts by Elmers and I am compensated for my participation.  However all projects and opinions are my own.  Lets get started making these fun shirts for the entire family!  Remember these are perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday and you can make your own custom designs in just minutes y’all.  Trust me!     

Make a patriotic hand lettered shirt that is as easy as tracing a print out!  Get the prints for free as well or make your own with a font on the computer.
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