Crayon nail art and 10 other back-to-school nail designs

Posted August 10

Students are not the only ones who face a new school year with mixed emotions. Teachers must also prepare themselves mentally, emotionally and physically.

Along with shopping for classroom supplies and making lesson plans, educators deserve to pamper themselves as they get back in the groove of reading, writing and 'rithmetic. A manicure may be just the ticket, especially when it involves super cute back to school nail art.

These adorable Crayola-inspired nails would be ideal for a kindergarten or preschool teacher.

Want to DIY it? Check out this video tutorial.

Of course, there are countless designs to inspire anyone heading back to the classroom. Check out some of our other favorite back-to-school nail finds.

1. Chalkboard Nails

Nails on the chalkboard are no fun, but chalkboards on nails? Now you’re talking.

Love these adorable back to school nails, don't you?! @yokonailart

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2. School Supplies

Lined paper, number two pencils and ABCs add up to a cheerful first day of class.

3. Kawaii Style

There are loads of things to love about going back to school, such as seeing people you missed and these happy little school supplies.

4. Pencils and Paper

Short nails can get in on the action as well. Eraser pink, a single pencil and can we talk about the shiny lined paper?

5. Homework and Gym Class

Be prepared for lacing up sneakers, writing out problems on the board and encouraging note-taking skills with this eclectic nail art design.

#throwback to my Back to school nails! 🍎✏️📐

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6. Erasers Ready

Everybody makes mistakes; that’s why pencils have erasers! This charming mani is the perfect reminder to be patient with students and yourself.

7. Math Class

Grid paper, equations and a ruler make this an ideal design idea for a high school math teacher or anyone fond of solving problems.

8. Apples for the Teacher

Why wait for someone to bring you a shiny, red fruit? This simple yet eye-catching nail art will make your first day brighter.

9. Notebook Doodles

This manicure artwork will take you back to the days of daydreaming during lessons… not that you ever did that, of course.

Another shot of my back to school nails ✏📚

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10. Super Teacher

You can’t hide it: Everyone knows teaching is your super power. Let your alter ego shine through with fitting nail art such as this.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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