10 Insanely Fun DIY School Supplies That Make Homework Suddenly Tolerable

Having the same 3-ring binder as their frenemies is a major no-no.

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Going back to school sucks just as much for you as it does for your kids. Sure, you get them out of the house, but now you have to listen to them complain about tests and homework, and you get the giant bill for all their new school supplies. But we can eliminate the latter with some seriously cute DIY options. They're easy to make, so you won't lose your mind in the crafting process, and we guarantee your kids will love them. Once you're on a DIY roll, you can try out these creative ideas for a school locker.

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1 Pencil Toppers
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Courtesy of Aww Sam

Donuts, ice cream, fries — gang's all here!

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2 Personalized Notebooks
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Courtesy of Momtastic

Finally, notebooks they'll actually be stoked to use. Whether they'll use them for taking notes or passing notes, though, we can't guarantee.

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3 French Fry Pencil Case
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Courtesy of Aww Sam

If you want to make an extra one of these for yourself, we wouldn't judge.

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4 Colorful Thumbtacks
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Courtesy of Modcloth Blog

The secret to these super fun and colorful thumbtacks? Nail polish!

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5 Desk Organizer
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Courtesy of Lovely Indeed

If their desk is organized, maybe they'll actually sit down and do homework. (LOL, one can dream).

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6 Heart Clipboard
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Courtesy of Pottery Barn Teen

All the 😍😍😍 for this one.

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7 Duck Tape Lunch Bags
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Courtesy of The Gracious Wife

Brown-bagging it never looked so chic.

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8 DIY Binders
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Courtesy of Home Made by Carmona

Not your average 3-ring binder situation.

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9 Patterned Pencils
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Courtesy of Carolyn's Homework

These Anthropologie-inspired pencils will make art class even more fun than it already is.

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10 Clay-Covered Pens
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Courtesy of DIY Candy

Swirls on swirls. This DIY is so fun, your little ones will be psyched to do it with you. (Unlike those 50 projects you've started and finished solo, after they got bored halfway through.)

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