Back to school can be a very exciting time for kids. I remember how much I loved getting ready for school to start when I was young. I would pick out the cutest paper goods I could find, organize all of my school supplies, and think of the outfits that I could wear at school. Of course, one of the most stylish accents to add to your outfits is a super cool backpack. Here are two designs that you can add to kids backpacks to create a stand-out school accessory for your little ones!
To make these kids backpacks, start with any standard backpack and wool felt in colors of your choosing. We have PDF templates for two backpack designs: a monster and a kitty. Print the templates and use these as a guide for cutting your felt pieces. If you like the colorful backpacks that we used for our project, I have also added a link to where you can buy them for yourself. Below you will find separate photo tutorials for our monster backpack and our kitty backpack. Reference these while you are sewing your backpack, or follow the instructions that are included with each template!
- Cricut Maker
- Craft Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Blue Backpacks
- Grey Backpacks
- White Backpacks
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Sweet Pink, Marble, Charcoal, and Black
- Thread to match
- Posca Paint Pen – Black 1MM
You may have noticed that we have been following this monster and kitty theme for most of our back to school projects. Pair these kids backpacks with our shrinky dink name tags, kids pencil pouches, or printable back to school labels for a complete set! Browse all of our back to school projects and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated on all of our latest DIY projects. Always feel free to write in to us with project suggestions, and head over to our membership page to start crafting with us! Cheers to a bright school year ~ Lia
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
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This would be awesome for my 3 toddlers boys. I so love this!!! ?
How sweet!! I’m glad you love it 🙂
Super cute Lia!! Thanks
Thank you, we had so much fun making them.