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Fun Craft – How to Make a Back to School Homework Folder

School will be starting soon or in some places already in session.  The kids may be eager to get started but don’t send them to school with an ordinary homework folder.  Craft together to make a personalized and fun back to school homework folder.

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Updated August 2019

Back to school homework folder

homework folder

Materials:

 

Instructions:

Begin by gathering all the materials you need to make this back-to-school craft.  Next, glue ribbon strands onto the front of the folder. Tentatively, place pieces of the rub-on designs onto the front of the folder. Then, follow the instructions and begin to place the designs onto the folder.

homework folder

homework folder

homework folder

Now, add adhesive lettering.   Once, the folder is ready you can add a bow.

homework folder

homework folder

To make the bow place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

homework folder

Cut strips of ribbon, dovetail the ends, and place them into the Mini Bowdabra.

homework folder

Place the end of the second ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

homework folder

Fold the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark to make your first loop.

homework folder

Continue to make loops and then trim the ribbon from the spool.

homework folder

Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

homework folder

Thread the two wire ends through the loop.

homework folder

Pull the wire tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.

homework folder

Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and bring the wire around to the back of the bow and knot it.

homework folder

homework folder

Fluff the bow.   Use the Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the bow to the homework folder. Spiral the remaining Bow Wire with a pencil to create fun ringlets.

homework folder

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