I am the Queen of Good Intentions. Every new school year I decide that THIS is going to be the year when we do weekly homeschool crafts. My youngest girls especially love them.
We usually start out on a good foot – back to school and Autumn crafts are easy. Then the holidays begin, which is also birthday season for four of my kids, and it goes off the rails because I don’t have a plan.
I am determined this year, and have come up with an entire year of homeschool crafts to do with my kids. We might skip a few weeks due to lack of time, but it won’t be because I was unprepared.
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I have a few prerequisites for the crafts we do: I want inexpensive, easily-obtained supplies, and I prefer crafts that can be played with or will become part of our seasonal decor.
I invite you to join me on our year-long crafting adventure. I am assigning weeks, not dates, to each project so these plans will still be useful in future years. I made 3 FREE Printable Craft Planners to help keep us on track. (Download info is at the end.)
p.s. – See how I afford the ink for all these printables.
You will notice that there are only links being shared, not pictures. These bloggers worked hard to share these ideas and I want you to visit their sites for the instructions. I suggest keeping basic supplies on hand throughout the year. Many of these can be picked up at the dollar store.
Basic supplies: white paper, colored paper, cardstock, scissors, glue stick, school glue, glue gun, tape, stapler, hole punch, felt, markers, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, acrylic paints, watercolors, assorted paintbrushes, colored tissue paper, brown lunch bags, white coffee filters, pipe cleaners, toilet paper tubes, paper egg cartons, paper plates, bubble wrap, string, yarn, wooden craft sticks, magazines
I recommend going through each craft at the beginning of the school year and filling in the supply lists. That way you will know in advance what you need each month. Feel free to change the colors or details to suit your decor. We will be making garlands out of a few of the crafts to hang over our windows.
Note: The new 2017-2018 homeschool craft plan is now available. Go HERE to check it out! (The plan below is not dated though, so pick your favorite or mix & match the two years.)
Week 1 – Paper Plate Toucan
Week 2 – Coffee Filter Sunflower
Week 3 – Apple Wreath
Week 4 – Bookworm Bookmark
Week 5 – Pinecone Apple
Week 6 – Paper Bag Football
Week 7 – Scarecrow Pinwheel
Week 8 – Shaving Cream Fall Leaves
Week 9 – Mixed Media Pumpkin
Week 10 –Spiderweb Kirigami
Week 11 – Movable Mummy
Week 12 – Name Skeleton
Week 13 – Pinecone Owl
Week 14 – Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Week 15 – Hazelnut Mouse
Week 16 – Pumpkin Spice Glitter Leaves
Week 17 – Egg Carton Turkey Treat Holder
Week 18 – Tulle Advent Wreath
Week 19 – Paper Plate Tree Garland
Week 20 – Giant Craft Stick Snowflake
Week 21 – Cinnamon Stick Nativity
Week 22 – Confetti Poppers
Week 23 – Glove Monster
Week 24 – Polar Bear Landscape
Week 25 – Fingerprint Dove
Week 26 – Fire-Breathing Dragon
Week 27 – Kissing Clothes Pin Couple
Week 28 – Air Dry Clay Hearts
Week 29 – Little Love Bugs
Week 30 – Flying Eagle
Week 31 – Coffee Filter Shamrocks
Week 32 – End of the Rainbow Twirlers
Week 33 – Folded Paper Garland
Week 34 – Woven Butterflies
Week 35 – Sock Bunnies
Week 36 – TP Roll Cross
Week 37 – Crown of Thorns Bracelet
Week 38 – Paper Umbrella
Week 39 – Bubble Wrap Rain Cloud
Week 40 – Mini Piñata
Week 41 – Recycled Magazine Flowers
Week 42 – Marble Snail
Week 43 – Grand Old Flag Mosaic
Week 44 – Water Bottle Wind Spirals
Week 45 – Bubble Painting
Week 46 – Paper Plate Flower
Week 47 – Newspaper Shark
Week 48 – Cookie Cutter Art
Week 49 – Watercolor American Flag
Week 50 – Thumbprint Pineapple
Week 51 – Punched Tin Dragonfly
Week 52 – Sandcastle Art
I created three different planner sets:
- one with weeks and crafts
- one with just weeks, in case you want to plan your own
- one in black & white that you can color
All three sets can be downloaded by clicking on the pics below.
I hope you will join us for A Year of Homeschool Crafts!
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