Low-Cost Educational Craft Ideas for Homeschoolers

Incorporating crafts into your homeschool lesson plans make learning fun and helps to break up the monotony of worksheets and text books.

Why not make learning fun with crafts? Studies have shown over and over that hands-on activities help children learn and retain information. Here are few ideas using things you probably already have around the house to get you started.

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Paper Bag Books

Have fun using paper bags to create a book. Use it to reinforce newly-learned concepts or a little creative writing or drawing.


  • Brown paper bag
  • Paint, markers, crayons, etc.
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White and colored paper or card stock
  • Yarn
  • Hole punch


Let your child decorate one side of the bag using markers, paints, etc. The title of the book goes here (example: “Katie’s Book of Adjectives”).

Use several pieces of white paper (cut to a size that will fit on the bag) and write the name of a color on each page. Then, collect three or four pictures or objects that represent each color (four blue items, three red items, and so forth). Write what these items are on the corresponding color page. (On the yellow page, list all the yellow items, and so forth.)

Staple these pages together to make the book’s pages, or use a hole punch and bind the pages with yarn. Glue this to the back of the bag. Then your child can dump out and sort the contents of the bag according to the book pages.

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