Pack it up, pack it in, let it begin! And by it, we mean the playground-style parade. Students will be proud to sport a customized book bag that they designed themselves, using these easy techniques (and a little help from you).
Kids pick out adhesive patches; Mom finishes the job with the iron. Plus: When you buy this colorful bag, another one full of supplies is donated to a student in need.
State Mini Kane backpack, in Green/Navy, $50; and Broccoli, Tomato, and Rocket Ship patches, from $5 each, statebags.com.
Transform a basic sack by painting on your honeybunny's favorite animal.
Want more ideas? Watch how to make these bright, knotted keychains: