These craft ideas from Highlights® and High Five™ will help your kids find what they're looking for during the busy school year. When kids are involved in the process, they're more likely to follow the motto "a place for everything and everything in its place."
Message Magnets—to Post NotesThese individualized message magnets can post reminders—of homework assignments and important dates.By Ruth Schiffmann
- Paint a lid from a frozen-juice can. Draw on a face.
- Cut out paper "ribbons." Write a message.
- Tape the ribbons to the back of the lid. Glue a magnet to it.
- Place the message magnet on the refrigerator, or give it as a gift.
Pocket Apron—to Hold SuppliesThis apron is great when kids are working on projects that require pencils, tape, and other items.By Lauren Michaels
- With permission, cut one leg from a pair of adult-sized jeans. Cut off all the seams. Cut a 7-inch-by-16-inch rectangle from the denim.
- Fold down ¼ inch along each edge of the rectangle. Use fabric glue to glue down the edges.
- For the apron strings, knot a pair of long shoelaces together to make one shoelace. Glue it to the long edge of the rectangle, placing the knot in the middle, as shown.
- For pockets, cut three 5-inch-by-5¼-inch pieces of felt. Glue the sides and bottom edges of each pocket to the rectangle.
Bookmark—to Mark Your PlacePhoto by Ken Karp
- Cut paper into rectangles.
- Use a hole punch to make designs in some of them.
- Glue a rectangle with holes onto one without holes.
Use a bookmark to mark your page!
For HighlightsParents.com tips on helping your family get organized, go to How Can I Get Myself and My Kids Better Organized?You can find many craft ideas at HighlightsKids.com