New Kid on the Blog

It’s September, there’s a chill in the air, the treads of brand new sneakers are marking the dirt in the ground, and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils replaces the tropical scent of sunscreen. Yes, it’s back-to-school time, and for me, today feels like the first day of a new school. As Emily begins a new chapter in her life, I am beginning a new one in mine as the proud, new writer of FamilyFun’s Everyday Fun blog.

So a little about me…

(Scene: slightly shy girl standing in front of the class)

Hi! I’m Amanda Kingloff. I am a crafter, writer, stylist, and a contributor to both FamilyFun and Parents magazines. I write a blog called Project Kid and my first kids’ craft book, Project Kid, (published by Artisan Books) is coming out in April. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband Michael and my children Oliver and Sommer. My favorite color is green, my favorite craft supply is washi tape, and if asked what craft tool I couldn’t live without, it would be my cordless glue gun. I spend most of time making crafts for kids, designing birthday party ideas, and thinking of fun ways to decorate kids’ rooms. Oh, and also being a mom. There’s that.

So as my inaugural New Kid on the Blog post, I figured I’d give you a simple back-to-school idea to jazz up your kids lunches.

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4-inch colored circle stickers (36 colors available at
  • Brown lunch bag
  • Pencil
  • Tongue depressor

Make it:

  1. Use the tongue depressor to draw a grid on the bag. The width of a tongue depressor is the same as the width of the 3/4-inch stickers.
  2. Adhere stickers into the grid squares to make a pattern, picture, or letter of the alphabet. Every letter or number can be made using a 5-by-7-inch grid. Scroll down in this link to see what I mean.
  3. Seal it with love and send your kids to school with their stylish lunch bag!
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