In an alternate universe, the days are 40 hours long and 20 of those hours are filled with peace, quiet, and motivation to sew and hot-glue to my heart’s content. Since that’s not reality, I will instead round up ten handmade back-to-school supplies that are unique, clever, and crafted by someone else with more time, patience, and skill than I have.
Handmade School Supplies to Buy on Etsy
1. Toddler Backpack
2. T-Rex Pencil Case
I kind of want this for my purse because it’s so cute!
3. Personalized Pencils
I ordered a set of these as teacher appreciation gifts last year, but I think kids would love them, too. There are loads of colors to choose from.
4. Darth Vader Pencil Cup
This pencil cup is made on a 3D printer. How cool is that?
5. Female Superhero Insulated Lunch Bag
My little girl is obsessed with superheroes! She dressed as Super Girl (to her bother’s Super Man) for Halloween when she was two years old, and last year (at age 3) she was Bat Girl. Gotta love a lunch bag with girl power!
6. Reusable Snack Bags
If you feel as guilty as I do every time you fill your kid’s (or your own) lunch bag with a bunch of plastic baggies, try this set of three reusable bags. My only fear would be that my kids would accidentally throw them away out of habit!
7. Personalized Water Bottle
From Star Wars heroes to Disney princesses and Saturday morning cartoon characters, these fun personalized water bottles are sure to be a hit with your little one.
8. Printable Lunchbox Notes
I love the watercolor look of these cute and clever lunchbox notes!
9. Feminine Waterproof Name Labels
These things are a must if you have kids at school, or even colleagues prone to stealing lunch from the office refrigerator. I love how pretty and modern this set is, perfect for bigger kids.
10. Alien Waterproof Name Labels
These labels for the younger crowd just make me smile. Googly-eyed aliens? I can’t resist ’em!
I remember the days of searching the old Paperama store (any New Englanders remember that place??) for the perfect Trapper Keeper….sigh. Damn, I’m old. 🙂
Happy shopping, and happy back-to-school! Remember, you can grab the printable first day of school signs for preschool through eighth grade by signing up for my email list. I have another free printable for you this week and I can’t wait for you to see it!