September is here, which means a new year of school begins! Engaging kids in some creative projects is the perfect way of getting them excited about learning and easing them back into their routine. From embellished lunchboxes to adorable pen toppers, we’ve gathered our top DIY back to school essentials!

Funky Water Bottles

Learning can be thirsty work! Personalise your water bottle with die-cut embellishments, motifs and alphabet dies for a new water bottle that kids will love to design.

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New Notebooks

Plain notebooks can be uninspiring when learning all day, so a great way of injecting some fun into their work is to customise a notebook. The ScoreBoards Notebook die, available at Sizzix, is perfect for effortlessly creating your own notebook which can be embellished with die-cut motifs for a trendy and personalised look!

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Top of the Class Pencils

The ultimate classroom essential, a new set of pencils are the perfect start to a new school year. Whether you personalise your pencils with multicoloured paint bursting with all your favourite colours, or engage in some Creative Play by making pencil toppers, make a collection to be proud of!

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A Bookworms Best Friend

Kids will love reading time with a brand-new personalised bookmark! This is the perfect making project for kids as they are easy to make and can be fully personalised to bring their character and style into reading. Bookmarks can be die-cut for precision and have endless design possibilities including personalised art, tassels and colourful designs.

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Lunch Time Fun

School isn’t just about the classroom; lunch time is also an important part of the day where kids love to have a lunchbox which represents them. Go beyond the utility of a lunchbox by personalising with embellished accessories, such as felt flowers, name tags and appliquéd designs.

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Brilliant Backpacks

A new school bag is the ultimate accessory for the new school year. Instead of scouring the shops for the perfect bag to last the year, why not express your child’s personality with a fun backpack customised with all their favourite die-cut designs. Sizzix have a range of alphabet dies perfect for adding your child’s name, making it both stylish and practical!

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