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Sad (or amazing!) as it may be, summer will be over before you know it. So have you started thinking about how you’re going to get your vacation-minded kiddos ready for the day-to-day grind of the school year? How about doing a few fun back-to-school projects together that’ll help get them excited about school days? Here are some great ideas, courtesy of Pinterest:

Make Some Groovy Containers to Keep All Those Pens, Pencils, Etc.

Make a Simple (Dollar Store!) Homework Station

Make Some Crafty Pencils That Won’t Get Lost in the Shuffle

Get Your “First Day of School” Sign Ready for the Big Day!

Construct a Better Place to Hang Those Backpacks

Try This Easy Way to Organize All Artwork, Spelling Tests, Assignments, Etc. 

Want to Really Be Organized? Go Ahead and Make Yourself A “Command Center”

Make a Super-Cool New Backpack From One You Already Have!

Organize a Week’s Worth of Outfits, Just Like That!

Do you have any good ideas for back-to-school projects? Share them with us in the comments below.