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Back to School Crafts For Teenagers

Updated on December 9, 2014

Fun Teenage Crafts To Make For School

Too old for construction paper, but too young for dorm décor? These fun back to school crafts for teenagers will fill the gap for crafty teens, not to mention saving some money on school shopping.

Here you'll find craft ideas for DIY school supplies, homemade book bags, locker decorations, back to school fashion and more.

Whether it's a simple notebook cover, a homemade pencil pouch, or a custom locker chandelier, this master list of high school and junior high craft projects has a tutorial that fits the bill.

Intro photo by author.

Books and Notebooks - Make your own notebooks for school

Even if you've outgrown cartoon characters, there's no reason you can't have fun, individual school notebooks. Check out these easy back-to-school craft projects for cool ways to personalize your notebooks, textbooks, and three-ring binders.

Pens and Pencils - School pens and pencil crafts

Fun pens and pencils are a back to school essential (at least until we achieve the paperless classroom), but you don't have to be content with boring ballpoints and overpriced pencils. Here you'll find a bunch of different ways to customize your pencils and pens.

Bags and Cases - Essential back to school crafts for teens

With all these DIY school supplies, you'll need a way to carry them. Fortunately there are a whole slew of craft tutorials for book bags, DIY backpacks, pencil cases, and even reusable lunch bags.

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Locker Swag - Cool ways to decorate your locker

Decorating a school locker is one of the fun parts of heading back to school. Here you'll find just a few ideas for magnets for school, as well as magnetic organizers and other locker decorations.

Back to School Fashion - DIY fashion ideas for teenagers

Create your own back to school styles by upcycling last summer's clothes, decorating your own shoes, and more.

Ready to start back to school? - Good luck!

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      Az 123 

      3 years ago

      This I great! I can't wait to do some of these!!!!!!

    • DanceMomOnline profile image


      4 years ago

      So many clever ideas! Wish I'd found this at the beginning of summer to have time to make all of them. Thanks for sharing.

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      steadytracker lm 

      5 years ago

      A great lens with so many wonderful ideas to choose from. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    • damoiselle profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Erni :) If anyone knows a good way to decorate a locker without magnets, I'll be sure to look into it!

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      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks, but I thought it was kinda helpful. You don't have to hate on this person who made this web page.

    • opatoday profile image


      5 years ago

      Great Lens thanks for sharing

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      5 years ago

      So ready to sing and be famous I have a voice ima contine to pray finsh school with jesus.

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      6 years ago

      I would love to go back to school.

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      6 years ago

      Wow! interesting lens :)

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      6 years ago

      i did not find this very useful if only you could give us fun easy crafts that we don't have to buy something such as magnet backs, and i would enjoy more locker decoration ideas

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      6 years ago

      This is a terrific resource - thanks!

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I like your selection of duct tape. Cool!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for posting the links to so many ideas. I like the pencil crafts. Blessed.

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      Liz Mackay 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great ideas. Blessed.

    • justmelucy profile image


      6 years ago

      Super lens to share with my twin girls graduating this year. Where has the time gone? PS. I had to wear the Real Saddle Shoes as a cheerleader back in my day. 1969 DuPont Dragons

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      Maurice Glaude 

      6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Great fall back to school lens. SquidAngel blessing to you.

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      6 years ago

      awesome stuff :)

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      6 years ago

      Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for this! I will be sure to do a bunch of these crafts over summer vacation. Thank you for taking your time to put this together!


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