Are you looking for some fun and easy crafts for teens? All too often, it seems that teens get left out of the crafting circle. You’ll find lots of crafts for little kids and plenty for adults, but where are the fun projects for teens and tweens? Take a breath, because we found them…Crafts for Teens and Tweens.
Crafts for Teens and Tweens
Are you looking for some fun and easy crafts for teens? All too often, it seems that teens get left out of the crafting circle. You’ll find lots of crafts for little kids and plenty for adults, but where are the fun projects for the younger crowd?
Well, we’ve found more than 20 projects that are easy, cute, and fun for teens and tweens to make. You’ll find all sorts of DIYs here, like paracord bracelets, makeup bags, glitter pens, and more. These aren’t your grandma’s crafts.
And if you’re looking for gift ideas for a friend (on the cheap), you’ll find lots of those ideas here, too—the lip scrub, polymer clay stamped jewelry, bath bombs, hoodie charms, and glitter phone cases are all great examples.
Crafting is a great way to engage the creative part of your brain, and with a little practice, you may get good enough at some of these projects to make money on the side. That’s always a bonus for any cash-strapped teen.
So pick a few crafts to try this week. We can’t wait to see what you make!
Easy and Cute Crafts for Teens
Take upcycled egg cartons and recycled Christmas lights and make this pretty flower string lights for your bedroom decor!
A cotton candy lip scrub is a great way to keep lips soft and moisturized, and you can make lots of it for super cheap. Put it in small containers to give as gifts to your friends, too. Isn’t it pretty? | Bitz & Giggles
Percy Jackson fans will love making and wearing this Percy Jackson Camp Half-Blood necklace. Don’t worry if you don’t think you can free-hand the designs on the beads. A template is provided that you can transfer to the beads using only a pencil! | Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Paracord bracelets for fun for guys and girls to make, and they’re super simple once you get the hang of it. This will make a fun camp craft if you plan on doing the camp counselor thing for summer! | Happiness is Homemade
Turn any old container into a fun, colorful pencil holder for your desk. Just cover it in pom-poms. You can use a bag of multi-color pom-poms, as done here, or use coordinating colors in groups of two or three colors. This is a great way to upcycle old jars, oatmeal canisters, etc. | Sum of Their Stories
Scrunchies are back, baby, and it’s super easy to make your own using fun fabrics from the craft store or just upcycling old shirts and things. This tutorial goes through 3 different ways to make scrunchies, and one of them is a no-sew option! | Sustain My Craft Habit
Make bath bombs with hidden jewelry inside! These would make a fun gift to give to a friend who needs some pampering. Bath bombs make the bathwater so pretty and colorful, and it smells amazing! You can use whatever essential oils you like. | Life Should Cost Less
If boho is your style, this jewelry holder will be right up your alley. You just need a stick, some hooks, twine, and a few other materials to recreate this piece. It would look really cool using a piece of driftwood, too. | The Soccer Mom Blog
This leather tassel keychain will make keeping up with your keys a breeze. It’ll also look cute clipped to your purse, backpack, or laptop bag, and these make great gifts for family at Christmastime. | Manzanita
Are you obsessed with pretty notebooks? You can create your own designs that are WAY cuter than anything you’ll get at the store, like these DIY unicorn notebooks. Pretty, sparkly, and fabulous, they’ll make taking notes a whole lot more fun. | Projects with Kids
This fluffy DIY case is perfect for makeup, pens, pencils, or for carrying accessories in your luggage when traveling. You don’t have to be an expert at sewing to pull this off. The design is very forgiving. | The Craft Train
Use your cutting machine to make a case for your sunglasses. It’s easy to do with a basic pouch and some heat transfer vinyl. | DIY Candy
Make some braided essential oil diffuser bracelets for you and your friends. It’s a great way to carry your favorite scents with you wherever you go. Hello, lavender essential oil to destress right before a test! | The Soccer Mom Blog
Turn an old t-shirt into a cute no-sew t-shirt bag. What a great idea for a shirt that you love too much to get rid of, but perhaps it doesn’t fit right any longer. | DIY & Crafts
You know that wonderful feeling you get when you start using a pretty new pen? Imagine how amazing it’ll be making your own DIY glitter pens! It’s easier than you think using empty tube pens and glitter in various sizes. | Happiness is Homemade
The possibilities are endless with these stamped polymer clay necklaces. Use rubber stamps (available at your local craft store or online) to create words and designs in the clay. Add holes, bake them, and then add chains and accessories to create unique and fun pieces of jewelry. | Projects with Kids
Make a glitter phone case! Although the tutorial starts with a clear phone case, you can use this technique to revamp any old case that you’re tired of. Remember to brush on a clear acrylic sealer to ensure that the glitter lasts a while. | Mod Podge Rocks
Decorate your door with a wooden letter that’s customized to your style preferences! Use flowers if that’s your thing, but it’s so easy to do a different theme. If you’re into gaming, paint it with some of your favorite characters. If you like comic books, use pages from a comic book. LEGOs, glitter, sequins, metal thumbtacks, feathers, and pom-poms are just a handful of other materials you can cover the letters with. | Thimble and Twig
No one outgrows their Harry Potter obsession, so if the HP characters are still some of your favorites, making these Harry Potter peg dolls can be lots of fun. Add them to your shelves, or gift them to another fanatic. | Artsy Fartsy Mama
Turn a boring fleece blanket into a much cooler one using this stamping technique. You’ll be stamping with a potato—yes, really—and fabric paint to create cool geometric designs. | Swoodson Says
Make a macrame rainbow to brighten someone’s day (or your own)! This is for a small-ish charm to add to your backpack, hoodie, or bag, but you can scale it up for a wall hanging or down to make a bracelet or necklace charm very easily. | Moms and Crafters
Go for the summer camp vibe by learning how to tie-dye! Use it on shirts, bags, scrunchies, or shorts for summer. This tutorial will teach you three easy patterns, so you’ll be a tie-dying pro in no time. | The Craft Train
Don’t forget all of our Tie Dye Craft Ideas for Kids!
Okay, so we’re not encouraging you to drink soda or anything, but if you do, save those pull tabs to make some cool bracelets. These are great for guys or girls. | Red Ted Art
Make mom smile with a cute face pot filled with some succulents or her favorite flowers. You can do this with mini pots or with larger pots that go outdoors. | Pink Stripey Socks
Don’t forget all of our free printable Succulent Gift Tags.
These geometric stamped shoes remind me of the Vans shoes in the 1980s. It’ll be so much fun to make and wear shoes that you designed in your own patterns and color combinations. | Happiness is Homemade
Pin this list of crafts for teens for the next time you’re feeling inspired to make something cute and fun!
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