DIY Locker Kit

Create a kit for your kids filled with essentials to help get them ready for the new school year.

By: Robyn Welling

Send your student off to school prepared or give this kit to a teacher as a functional gift. Read on for creative container ideas, supply suggestions, decoration ideas and more with our back-to-school daily necessities list.

Containers Ideas
Start with a small container that's easy to transport and store in a desk, backpack or locker. Anything that's designed to hold and organize small items will work well.

  1. Zipper pouch
  2. Plastic or metal lunch box
  3. Pencil box
  4. Plastic food storage container with lid
  5. Small jewellery box
  6. Cosmetics bag

Tip : Browse some unexpected places like hobby stores, home improvement suppliers or fishing shops (for tackle boxes) for more creative storage ideas.

Supply Suggestions
Fill the kit with essentials and comfort items that they may need throughout the school day. Use our ideas to get started:

  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Eye drops
  • Bandages
  • Stain stick
  • Chewing gum/breath mints
  • Small mirror
  • Comb/brush
  • Lip gloss
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair clips/bands/pins
  • Plastic fork and spoon
  • Change for vending machines
  • Hand sanitizer

Decoration Ideas
Personalize the kit by embellishing it in a way that matches your child's style and personality. Have them help decorate it with:

  • Homemade stickers
  • Faux flowers or buttons attached with hot glue
  • Washi tape
  • Patterned duct tape
  • Puffy paint
  • Contact paper
  • Decoupaged magazine clippings, photos or scrapbook paper
  • Charms

Robyn is a freelance writer and humourist at
Hollow Tree Ventures, a mother to five, and accidentally become a cleaning and crafts expert over the years. She loves to blog about her crafts and home decor projects, parenthood, life with her funny husband, and the humour of everyday life in Michigan.


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