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Back to School Treats DIY

The first day back to school can be fun and exciting, or nerve-wracking and butterfly-in-the-tummy-making. Or, for lots of kids, it’s a bit of both. Help steer the day in the direction of fun and special by leaving a little treat next to their breakfast in the morning. Rushed for time? Throw the whole bag in their lunch box and let them open it in school.

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: Back To School Treats Template, red pom poms, green paper, small piece of cardboard, glue, scissors, pink card stock, 8″ x 5.25″ glassine bags, stapler.

Step 1: Download and print out the Back To School Treats Template. Cut out the rectangles and fold in half to crease.
Step 2: Fill a glassine bag with treats, stickers, mini toys, etc.
Step 3: Fold the tag over the top of the bag and staple each side to close.
Step 4: Using either hot glue or craft glue, attach a red pom-pom to the top right corner of the tag.
Step 5: Cut out a small leaf shape from green paper, and glue it into the top right side of the pom pom.
Step 6: Cut out a small piece of cardboard in the shape of a stem, and glue it to the top of the pom pom next to the leaf. Let dry.

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Back To School Treats DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Benton Collins

  1. Eva

    August 29, 2018

    This is so easy and special! I feel like kids would really remember this on their first day! My mom would leave little notes in my brown paper bag, but usually nothing so cute.

    Eva |

  2. Alia

    August 29, 2018

    I just did something like this for my nieces going back to school! I like choosing things that won’t be just a short-term thrill and contribute to our plastic trash later – rather things like fun erasers, snacks and candy as you have in your bags. I was confused about the glassine bags though – glassine is not clear like the bags you have – you have a link to cellophane bags. Glassine is usually white and opaque, and probably would be more ecofriendly.

      • Belle
      • September 4, 2018

      I love your suggestion of filling the bags with practical objects that kids need at school (that you’d be buying anyway) – but presenting them in this gorgeous format makes it so much more fun and exciting 🙂

  3. Paige Cassandra Flamm

    August 30, 2018

    These are so fun and cute! I totally need to make these for my kids!


  4. chiara

    September 2, 2018

    Hi Alia!
    You are totally right – I used cellophane bags. Thanks for the catch!

  5. Phyllis

    September 5, 2018

    What a super sweet idea!


  6. imgrum

    September 12, 2018

    I love this idea! I wish I saw it sooner for my daughter’s first day of school 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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