These 50 unique and easy crafts for teens and tweens will keep your kids busy – they can make these genius ideas for fun or to sell.
I’ve been crafting my whole life, ever since I was little. As you can imagine, I’ve done most kids crafts out there. Then when I was 10 I went to sewing camp, and I started knitting when I was 15. It was a big part of how I spent my time during my childhood!
Despite having always crafted, there was a transition that occured as I headed into my teenage years. I stopped doing crafts organized by my mom and other authority figures as much and started exploring my own ideas – and experimenting. I guess I wanted to gain my own “craft-dependence?”
My friends and I started crafting around that time together as well. Yep . . . I found like minded friends who loved to make as much as I did. And they liked to experiment too.
The only issue (speed bump?) is that I went to high school in the early 90s, and craft ideas weren’t as easily accessible then. It wasn’t always as simple to find cute crafts for teens and tweens that we wanted to do.
Obviously times have changed, and now ideas are copious and free on the internet. As a result, I’m happy to put together a list of fun crafts for teens . . . my favorite ideas that I think your kids are going to love. Or maybe you’re a teenage yourself? I promise you’re going to like these teen crafts.
If you’d do me the honor of scrolling down and checking out the projects I’d love it. These are all great for teens and tweens but also perfect for beginning crafters of any age.
So if you’re new to crafting, dive in! Then let me know in the comments which craft ideas for teens you tried and which were your favorites. Just scroll down to enjoy!
Crafts for Teens
Do you need some great craft ideas for your older children? Grab tutorials for 50 cool crafts here! Next time they say they're bored, you'll find something they loved on this list.
Wall Photo Collage on a Budget
Learn how to make the easiest photo collage using Mod Podge and other basic supplies! You’ll love this cute wall art on a budget.
Learn how to make a collage with Mod Podge! This magazine collage is easy enough for anyone to make, and it can be personalized.
Learn how to make homemade earrings out of clay! This jewelry tutorial can be made into any shape.
Decorate an IKEA Magazine Holder
Want an easy craft idea? Grab an IKEA magazine holder and paint it for decor or as a gift! Add your favorite Duck Tape to personalize.
Learn how to make washer necklaces using this simple tutorial! It's a perfect craft for kids or adults - plus it's inexpensive.
Glass Photo Magnets on the Cheap
These photo magnets are so EASY that even a kid can make them! Give these fridge magnets as gifts; personalize them any way you like.
Recycled Pill Organizers for Storage
Recycle pill bottles using Mod Podge and scrapbook paper! This is the perfect way to get inexpensive and cute storage for smaller items.
DIY Organizer Bins
Gussy up some Dollar Tree organizer bins with Mod Podge in this easy dollar store craft! This project is great for using up small pieces of fabric.
DIY Embellished Zippered Pouches
Do you have plain zippered pouches that need a bright touch? This is a no-sew version of how to add embellished trim to fabric. Teens will love customizing their own pouches.
Mouse Pad with Scrapbook Paper
You won't believe how easy it is to make your own mouse pad! A DIY mouse pad is a budget friendly project; customize it any way you like!
Decorate Your Notebook Cover
Learn how to decorate your notebook with a laser cut overlay and Mod Podge. Keep all of your notes, calendar, or journal inside. So cute!
DIY Dry Erase Boards from Frames
Make your own dry erase board the easy way! This DIY dry erase board was created from a $1 frame and uses washi tape. Even a beginner crafter or kid can do this project.
Learn how to make a DIY backpack charm using Duck Tape! This is a fun and easy craft for teens.
Personalized Wooden Keychains
Learn how to make little personalized wooden keychains that can be put on keys, a backpack or lunch box. These are great DIY gift ideas!
Flower Pot Craft with Sharpie
Use a Sharpie to make dots in this unique flower pot craft! It’s so easy that it’s great for kids, for teens, and for adults. . . you just need a few simple supplies.
DIY Comic Book Coasters
If you are looking for unique crafts for teens, these DIY comic book coasters are perfect. Use materials right from the hardware store!
Book Safe to Hide Your Valuables
Learn how to make a DIY book safe using an old book and Mod Podge! It's the perfect place to hide your valuables in plain sight.
Cute Concrete Planter
These cute concrete planters are an adorable addition to any home or
garden! The molds are made of recyclable materials and concrete mix is
very inexpensive to buy. You can switch up the plants in these planters
to give these little guys a fresh new 'do.
Easy DIY Clay Jewelry Dish
Do you like to display jewelry in dishes so that you can see it all beautifully displayed and laid out? Grab some clay and a gold leaf pen to make these cute little jewelry dishes.
How to Make Lip Gloss
With a few ingredients, you can whip up a whole lot of fun lip gloss flavors. Protect your lips while adding a little shine and tint, with this inexpensive, easy craft!
Mod Podge Glitter Shoes
Learn how to seal glitter on shoes with this simple tutorial. Teens will love this craft idea. All you need is Mod Podge!
No-Sew Tote Decorating with Fabric
Try this no-sew tote decorating - just use your favorite fabrics and Mod Podge to make appliqué patches! Learn how to make it your own.
How To Make DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights
YouTube and Pinterest are filled with examples of pretty, glowing lights draped on mantles, walls, and headboards. You can easily spend over $60 buying these from department stores or Etsy, but it is quite simple to make your own ping pong ball lights.
Paint Scrape Notecards
This DIY art project idea is really easy, so much fun, and makes beautifully colored notecards for every occasion. You just need a few simple supplies you may already have at home to create these fun cards.
Mini Spring Succulent Planters
How can you go wrong with pops of color, gold, marble, and succulents? You can't! These little planters are made with recycled plastic Easter eggs and cost under $0.50 to make.
Altoid Tin Crafts
Do you save all of your used Altoids containers in the hopes of making something with them? You'll love these Altoid tin crafts!
Homemade Rainbow Soap
This is a great craft idea for kids of all ages, especially teenagers! They can make their own rainbow soap in any colors and patterns they like.
DIY Tie Dye Headbands from T-Shirts
These DIY tie dye headbands are easy to make from t-shirts and look great! Both kids and adults will love this fashion craft. Make a DIY headband for spring or summer using one of these three methods!
Easy Tissue Paper Canvas Art
Teens can make art for their own room - learn how to do it with tissue paper and canvas! There's no end to the number of color combinations that the kids can make.
Easy Faux Stained Glass
You can whip up a piece of DIY art in less than 30 minutes using this simple faux stained glass technique! It’s so easy, even a kid can do it. Learn how to make it here.
Pom Pom Throw Pillows
These pom pom pillows are super fun and vibrant. The beauty behind these pillows is how simple they are to make and how that can be customized to any color combo you can imagine.
Make a DIY Cord Organizer
You can make a DIY cord organizer for cheap using this tutorial! This
cable organizer can be made in minutes – we even provide a template.
Rock Photo Holders
Kids love displaying photos of their friends! Rocks are easy to paint and a great way to show off your favorite pics with pals and family.
Embroidery Hoop Wall Organizer
This cute no sew project allows you to take an embroidery hoop and
fabric to make a wall organizer! It’s so easy that anyone can do it, and
it only takes a few minutes to make.
No Maintenance Sand Terrariums
These mason jar sand terrariums are a perfect pairing of a craft you loved as a kid combined with painted succulents! It’s really easy to do with any
Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Letters
Who knew cardboard could be stylish? Turn recycle bin materials into home decor with a bit of yarn. This is such an easy craft ideas for teens, tweens, or any other kid that wants to punch up their room decor.
DIY Glitter Phone Case
If you want to decorate a phone case with glitter, I'll show you how in a few easy steps! This project is perfect for beginning crafters.
Faux Ceramic Glaze on a Planter
Use Mod Podge and acrylic paint to create a unique planter with a faux ceramic glaze. It looks like a hand painted ceramic when done!
Paper Beads You Can Make in Minutes
Learn how to make paper beads with scraps of paper and Mod Podge! This is SO easy - great for teens or tweens - and you can use for jewelry making.
Two Ingredient Stickers
If you are wondering how to make stickers, you can do it with just two ingredients. You probably have the supplies in your house already!
Learn how to make these cute wooden luggage tags with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper! You'll never lose your bags again.
DIY Washi Tape
Learn how to make washi tape using fabric, masking tape, and Mod Podge! Easy enough for kids and adults.
Learn how to make DIY glitter mugs with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge! I show you how to decorate the handle, but you can do any part of the mug.
DIY Cork Boards from Trivets
Use glitter and Mod Podge to turn IKEA trivets into DIY cork boards! Customize with the glitter and paint colors of your choice.
DIY Personalized Pencils in Four Steps
Who doesn't want a set of pretty personalized pencils to start a new school year? These also make great gifts - and are easy to do!
Colorful Confetti Coasters
There are a million ways you can transform plain tiles with Mod Podge - these confetti coasters are one of those easy and cute ideas!
Mod Podge Fabric Bowl in a Few Steps
Learn how to make bowls the easy way! This is such a cool and easy craft idea, perfect for both teens and adults. You can use a variety of fabric patterns!
Tissue Paper Geometric Frame
This Mod Podge tissue paper frame is budget friendly and only takes a few minutes to make! Teens will love this easy and colorful idea.
No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag
Learn how to make bags out of t-shirts in 10 minutes - with no sewing! Teens will love using these for all sorts of applications including school, activities, and more.
How to Personalize Sunglasses
These personalized sunglasses are so cool! You’ll use two methods – one with glitter and the other with paper and Dimensional Magic.
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Tuesday 6th of July 2021
Hello, I would love to read your content. It was great content. Thank you for gifting us such content!
Monday 7th of February 2022
I found a bunch of interesting ideas but am only thinking about a handful to actually do for now but I'll probably end up doing them all at some point.