It’s about that time of the year, right parents? Schools in our area are gearing to start back up soon. My two kiddos don’t start back until the middle of August which still feels so early! Instead of springing it on them with a “hey kids, you’re going back to school tomorrow”, we made Back to School Craft so that they can count down the days and ease into the back to school time!
Back To School Craft Paper Chain Tutorial
Supplies Needed for your Back To School Craft Paper Chain :
- construction paper (any color works)
- stapler or tape
How to make your Back To School Craft:
Gather your supplies and head to a table. If your child is old enough to use kid friendly scissors, he/she can help you cut out the paper chain strips of paper or they can help you write on the paper chain topper! Start by cutting strips of paper. The number of strips will be the number of days left until the first day of school! Once those are all cut out, lay those to the side. Making a topper for your child’s chain is next. We went with an apple (it’ simple to make) but your child can choose whatever he/she would like! Once you have sketched your object and cut it out, write a little somethings on the topper…your child’s name…their school…what grade they’re going in…whatever!
Once your topper and strips of paper are cut out, it’s time to make the back to school craft. Loop the strips in one another and staple together as you go. Once they’re all attached, hang in your child’s room or beside the front door! Pull one piece of the chain off each day. The first day of school will be the very last chain link to pull off!
Do you think your child would love having this back to school craft to count down the days till school?