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
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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.
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.
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.
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.