16 Creative Back to School Projects to Make with Your Cricut

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Learn how to personalize school supplies, make a custom learning space, and add a little creativity to the school year with your Cricut machine! These back to school projects are easy, inexpensive, fast to make!

A collage of back to school projects made with Cricut

I’ve talked often about my love for Cricut. I have a Cricut Explore Air 2 , Cricut Maker , and a Cricut Joy and use all three regularly!





Right now with school right around the corner, my Cricut use has tripled as we try to get things setup for a combination of at home and in-person school. It’s a lot.

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I’m guessing other people are probably in the same situtation, so I’ve put together a bunch of fun back to school Cricut projects you can make with your Cricut. Perfect for being a bit more organized going into the year.



Set Up a Classroom

For teachers going back to school, setting up classrooms looks a bit different than it has in past years. These ideas can make those changes a bit easier to handle!

Four vinyl social distancing signs for a classroom Classroom Social Distancing Signs For teachers who are getting classrooms ready, these custom social distancing reminders you can make quickly from vinyl are perfect for little hands and feet. Check it out! A tote bag with an apple and school supplies sticking out Personalized Back to School Teacher Gifts Speaking of teachers, don’t forget the teacher back to school gifts – even if the teacher is you! These personalized teacher gifts are super easy to make and are exactly what teachers want! Check it out! A tissue box with a kindness quote on top of storage racks Customize with Quotes Everyone can use a little reminder to be kind and patient right now and this tutorial shows you a fun way to remind people permanently with DIY quote tissue boxes. I love this idea for either a teacher gift or to keep at home – we can all use a little more kindness right now! Check it out!

Personalize School Supplies

It is so easy to personalize school supplies with your Cricut, some vinyl, and a little imagination. Here are some of the most creative ways I have seen with personalization!

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A young girl wearing a personalized mask and holding a backpack Custom Mask Designs This year is a bit different than normal with many kids wearing masks to school. Personalize kids masks with faces, designs, and their favorite characters with this simple tutorial. Check it out! Clean and Dirty Mask Bags Since we were just speaking about masks, I thought this next idea would be perfect! Customize little travel bags with the help of this tutorial to give your kids somewhere to keep their clean and dirty masks at school! Check it out! White school supply bags with a wolf and robot on them with pencils strewn about Personalized School Supply Bags Whether you’re going back to school in person or at home, these personalized school supply bags are a great way to keep track of all the crayons, pencils, scissors, etc. I love the use of Infusible Ink to make these long-lasting and just adorable. Check it out! Pink blue and gold personalized school supplies Custom Subject Folders Have kids in middle school or high school who need different folders for different subjects? Use this simple tutorial and a Cricut Joy to quickly customize each folder for a particular subject. Check it out! Young girl holding a pencil case that says Lauren and wearing a leopard print backpack Custom Backpack It feels like nothing is really as easy this year as it has been in the past. One example – picking out the perfect backpack. If your kids can’t find the backpack of their dreams this year, use this tutorial to create it for them! Check it out!

Create an At-Home Learning Space

For everyone doing at-home learning whether it be homeschool, remote learning, or a combination of both – these ideas can help create organized spaces for all the stuff!

Storage containers on a white shelf with school supplies inside Homeschool Storage Containers Make school at home more fun with these simple and fun ways to personalize where you store all those homeschool supplies! A dog and bear make this space more approachable, fun, and exciting for all the kiddos! Check it out! A shelf with colorful storage buckets, labels, and personalize school supplies Supply Bucket Labels Organize all of your at home school supplies by making simple labels for buckets, jars, shelves, and other organizers. It’s a great way to not only keep things organized but help kids, especially young ones, know where things should go. Check it out! Clipboards and file folders on the wall with colorful sheets of paper Personalized Learning Corner Have multiple kids at home? Use this simple tutorial to create a learning corner that’s personalized for each of the kids with their initial. It’s a great way to keep things straight, plus it’s just pretty to look at! Check it out! Girls in a room with polka dots on the wall and bean bag chairs and a white table Custom Learning Space Don’t just stop with a personalized learning space? This post shares tons of ideas for creating a cute learning space complete with polka dot wall decals, clipboards shaped like pencils, custom reading pillows, and more! Check it out! A desk with a custom mousepad and shelving unit Personalized Desk Space If you don’t have a full corner or room to dedicate to learning, that’s okay! The Suburban Mom personalized just her child’s desk to turn it into and organized and fun study space! Check it out!

Add a Little Fun

School is weird these days so add in a little fun for your kiddos with these super creative ideas!

Boy standing in front of a yellow door with a Harry Potter backpack on Characterized School Supplies Does your kid have a favorite story, character, or movie? Make this school year a bit more fun like this mom did with Harry Potter inspired school supplies. Seriously so magical! Check it out! A notebook with school supplies around and personalized stickers for labeling Personalized Stickers Instead of simply adding vinyl names or labels to items, how about making custom stickers that you can just stick on everything! This tutorial explains how to make stickers using Cricut’s print and cut function – something I need to do soon! Check it out! Two sheets of colorful planner stickers for kids Custom Planner Stickers Another fun way to use stickers is with these custom planner ones! Personalize them for your child with different colors, sayings, and more! Then let kids use them to add color, fun, and whimsy to a student planner! Check it out!

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