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DIY

Break out the scissors and glue! These easy and adorable DIY crafts show off your school spirit. And best of all, they’re free!

Pennant Bunting

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Link to download the pennant bunting printable template

Tutorial

1. Print and cut out the pennants.
2. Tape a string to the back of each pennant and line them up together.
3. Hang and enjoy!

Tip: To make your bunting last, paste the back of the printouts to a piece of cardboard, e.g., the back of a cereal box, before cutting them out. You may also use a hole punch instead of tape. Punch a hole in the top corners of each pennant before stringing them together.

Pinwheel

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Link to download the pinwheel printable template

Materials

A plastic straw
A brad, which is a brass fastener or split pin

Tutorial 

1. Print and cut out the template.
2. Punch holes in the corners and the center of the template.
3. Pull the corners to the back toward the center and line up the punched holes.
4. Cut 1/8 inch off the straw. Insert the brad in to the straw.
5. Place the straw in to the pinwheel hole. Open the brad and secure the pinwheel.
6. Attach pinwheel to a thin dowel rod.

To-do List

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Link to download the to-do list printable template

Tutorial

1. Print the list and use.

Book Tags

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Link to download the book tag printable template

Tutorial

1. Type your email or phone number in the first blank field using Adobe Reader or write in by hand after Step 2.
2. Print and cut out the tags.
3. Use clear tape to attach a tag to the cover of your textbook.

Tip: Cover the tag completely with clear tape to make sure it doesn’t fall off your book. If you don’t want to use tape, you may tie a string to the tag and use it as a bookmark instead.

Bookmarks

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Link to download the bookmark printable template

Tutorial

1. Print and cut out the bookmarks.
2. Cut along the dotted line under Matty’s chin.
3. Clip a bookmark to a page of your textbook and use it to take notes.

Tip: If you have a craft blade, use it to make cleaner cuts. To make the bookmarks last longer, paste the bookmarks to a piece of cardboard e.g., a cereal box, before cutting them out.

Jack-O'-Lantern Stencil

Jack-O'-Lantern Stencil

Link to download the jack-o'-lantern printable template

Tutorial

1. Print the stencil.
2. Tape the stencil to a clean, hollowed-out pumpkin.
3. Outline the stencil by piercing the paper with a sharp object like a tack or push pin.
4. Remove the stencil and use a knife to carefully cut out the outline.

Tip: When cutting the outline, leave extra room near bridges. Bridges help strengthen the cutout. If you cut too closely to the bridges, the pumpkin may collapse.