Weekend Rewind — Back to School Edition

It’s that time of year again — time to get the kiddos ready to go back to school, and here at FFFB we’ve got you covered! From the archives, here are some super-fun (and frugal) crafts and activities just in time for back to school. We’ve got lots of exciting NEW things planned too, so be sure to check back!

For the frugal family, packing a lunch is a must. Here’s a tutorial to make your own apple printed lunch sack from a pair of old jeans!

Inside your lunch sack, you can sew your own 2-in-1 Sandwich Wrap and Placemat!

The kiddos will go nuts for these homemade chewy granola bars — they make the perfect after-school snack!

Kids can help make their own apple-printed book covers!

Keep track of homework assignments with this Reusable To Do List — plus it’s a great way to reuse kid art work!

These No Sew Pencil Cases are super-cute — for a boy’s version, try using reflective tape in a striped pattern instead.

Hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend!!

I linked this post to:

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
Get Your Craft On @ Today’s Creative Blog


  1. oh oh oh!!!! I love these projects Valerie and how did you know that I have been having a hankering for a really good chewy, home-made brownie?!

    • Hi, Jess! Those granola bars are always a big hit at our house, and they NEVER last long here!! Enjoy!! 🙂

  2. Great projects! I can’t wait to see what you will come with this year!

  3. Such great ideas! Looking forward to your new projects =)

  4. Totally checking out the sandwich wrap/placemat.

    • That was one of my most popular posts of all time — and one of the simpler sewing projects. I’ve made several of them, and they have held up well so far!

  5. Fantastic! I spend so much money on granola bars; I have to try that recipe.

  6. Really cute items and the granola bars sound wonderful.

  7. Hi Frugal Family Fun Blog!

    I have included you in a recent blog posting for my blog, GoatNotes, as well as part of my Examiner webpage. Check them out!

    GoatNotes Blog: http://goat-notes.blogspot.com/2010/09/regain-your-creativity-creative-blogs.html

    Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/children-s-crafts-in-oakland/regain-your-creativity-series-creative-blogs


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