Back-to-School Accessory Craft

It’s that time of the year! Back-to-school is either well underway or just around the corner – so add some style and flare to your new outfit and supplies with this simple character-themed craft. All you’ll need are a few household materials and a bit of creativity!


All the materials you need are below. Most everything can be found around the house or at your local store. Get creative, improvise and let us know what works for you!

Back-to-School Accessory Craft materials

  • Keychain/accessory holder
  • Colored foam (or construction paper)
  • Hole puncher
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1 – Start Cutting:

Back-to-School Accessory Craft step 1

Start creating your character! Above, we cut out Mary’s hair, bows and outfit. If you don’t have foam readily available, you can alternatively use construction paper.

Step 2 – Glue It All Together:

Back-to-School Accessory Craft step 3

Back-to-School Accessory Craft step 2

Using a white outline for the base, start gluing your character’s elements on top. Once your character is ready, glue on the keychain/accessory holder. Let it all dry!

Step 3 – Make Some More!

Back-to-School Accessory Craft final

Draw a smiley face for the finishing touch, and you’re all done. Now make some more! We added Jack and Bo Peep to our collection.

And don’t forget to attach the finished accessories to your backpack or supply case!

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