Back to School Crafting

The start of a new school year can be very hectic and stressful, and crafting with your kids is a great way to spend some quality time with them and help alleviate a bit of the stress of summer vacation being over brings on. Handmade items are also perfect gifts for a new teacher!

Sometimes the idea of putting together a craft to do with your kids can be stressful when you are trying to hunt down all the components you need to finish your project. We can make that part easy for you! We have many seasonal kits available for quick and easy crafting for any class or teacher.m22468Our Spider and Pumpkin Tea Lights plastic canvas kits are safe for any age and come with all the items needed to craft.


Banners are another fun activity that any age can help with, and would make a great gift, especially for a teacher. We currently offer a Happy Halloween BannerGive Thanks Banner and a Snowman at The Door Banner. It is a simple project you and your child can do for their classroom. No stress. You can just glue the sequins on the banner, we recommend Aleene’s Jewel-It glue.


Do you knit or crochet? Every teacher could use baskets, bags, and catch-alls. Use our Nako Frizzy or Prints to make a bag , a round basket, or a square basket.  If you want to be festive with the basket you can crochet these super cute and functional Snowman Baskets.

Teachers and Secretaries would love to receive any of these items for the start of the school year. It is also very impressive that it is a hand-made item. Do you have any ideas to share for fun and fairly stress free crafts? Please comment below, we would love to hear them!


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Kendra Sagash

Kendra has been crocheting for over 20 years. She became obsessed and enthused with crochet when she realized it was a great way to interact with people. She enjoys sharing her love of crafts with her two beautiful daughters. Kendra also paints in her free time.

Kendra joined Mary Maxim in 2013. She is the crochet instructor at the Mary Maxim retail store in Port Huron. She assists customers with our pattern support team and is the Social Media Assistant.

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  • Thank you all so much for the patterns. Even tho I haven’t so far found my dream pattern I keep looking. And thanks to the kind lady who sent me a pattern when I was stuck on a difficult pattern from one of your kits. You all are the BEST.

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