I am great at finding seasonal craft projects to do during our homeschool year, but I am terrible at actually following through with them. Last year I had a light bulb moment and planned out a whole year of homeschool crafts plus a planner for the supply lists. It turned out to be my most popular post.
I had several requests to come up with a list for the 2017-18 school year, so here it is – Another Year of Homeschool Crafts! Don’t forget to grab your free craft planner at the end.
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.
You are invited to join me on another year-long crafting adventure. I am assigning weeks, not dates, to each project so these plans will still be useful in future years. You can also still use the projects from last year because those aren’t dated either.
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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 suggest going through each craft at the beginning of the school year and filling out the supply lists in your planner. 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.
Week 1 – Ferocious Beings
Week 2 – Newspaper Sunflower
Week 3 – Felt Pencil Pouch
Week 4 – Fizzing Apple
Week 5 – Corner Bookmark
Week 6 – Craft Stick Scarecrow
Week 7 – Pinecone Squirrel
Week 8 – Fall Potato Prints
Week 9 – Yarn Pumpkin
Week 10 – Paper Bag Owl
Week 11 – Paper Jack O’ Lantern
Week 12 – Accordion Bats
Week 13 – Tie Dye Monsters
Week 14 – Mini Pumpkin Bird Feeder
Week 15 – Autumnal Feather Garland
Week 16 – Thanksgiving Clothespin Dolls
Week 17 – Thankful Turkey Book
Week 18 – Pipe Cleaner Advent Wreath
Week 19 – Tinsel Tree
Week 20 – Paper Bag Stocking
Week 21 – Popsicle Stick Star
Week 22 – New Year’s Eve Jingle Stick
Week 23 – Snowflake Window Clings
Week 24 – Penguin Poppers
Week 25 – Sock Snowman
Week 26 – Carton Bird Feeder
Week 27 – Superbowl Football Chain
Week 28 – Outdoor Shadow Art
Week 29 – Love Birds
Week 30 – Color Mixing Hearts
Week 31 – Orange Peel Bracelet
Week 32 – Flying Dragon
Week 33 – Leprechaun Trap
Week 34 – Crepe Paper Egg Garland
Week 35 – Beaded Nail Cross
Week 36 – Paper Bird Nest
Week 37 – Perler Bead Bracelet
Week 38 – Cardboard Tube Houses
Week 39 – Rain Stick
Week 41 – Nature Bugs
Week 42 – Hand Fan
Week 43 – Ninja Stress Ball
Week 44 – Egg Carton Flag
Week 45 – Watercolor Ocean
Week 46 – Pipe Cleaner Monkeys
Week 47 – Sock Donuts
Week 48 – Squirt Gun Painting
Week 49 – Shaving Cream Fireworks
Week 50 – Bottle Firefly
Week 51 – Cactus Pet Rock
Week 52 – Paper Plate Whale
I created two planner sets:
- one with weeks and craft projects
- one with just weeks, in case you want to switch out some of the crafts
Both sets can be downloaded by clicking on the pics below. For best results, choose the borderless print setting.
I hope you will join us for Another
Year of Homeschool Crafts!