Back-to-school season is here and that means shopping for new backpacks for those pint-size humans heading off to class again (or maybe even for the first time). Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good backpack, so when I started shopping around for cute backpacks for my preschooler, I had a field day. There are some seriously cute backpacks under $20, and I'm not going to lie, I was wishing they made some of them in grown-up sizes.
My daughter's preschool backpack last year basically served as an art project delivery device. It brought home all of her glittery, gluey, painted creations, which meant it was constantly being thrown through the wash. No matter how cute a backpack is, if you can't easily clean it, it's not a good idea.
If you have older kids, I can only imagine that you need to consider durability too. I can distinctly remember how hard it felt to cart around textbooks when I was a kid. Maybe that's not even a thing anymore with iPads and tablets in classrooms, but still, you want your kid's backpack to last the season, and hopefully more.
So without further a do, here are 11 affordable backpacks that will totally rule the school.