14 Cool Crafts for Teens

Here’s one for the teens – you’ll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts totally rock and are also quite simple to make.

 

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

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It’s difficult to be a teen and be so misunderstood by the world. Whatever it is that’s frustrating at the moment, having a creative outlet can help. I started crafting in my teens. I first began scrapbooking and then went on to jewelry making, which I still do today. These crafts gave me a positive feeling about myself that boosted my confidence.

From a parenting perspective, crafts are a great way to keep teens from being bored. Boredom leads to trouble. And positive entertainment can help occupy your children in a beneficial way (for them).

 

As a “tribute” to the crafts that so benefited me then, I’ve put together a list of crafts from different bloggers that I feel are appropriate for teens and tweens. You can find more ideas in my teen crafts category, but here are a few to get you started. I hope you enjoy!

I’ve given you a short sentence about my take on each. Please visit the links for instructions. Once you’re there, leave a comment thanking the blogger for putting in the work to put together the craft. And don’t forget to share this post!

 



 

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Paper Crafts for Teens

 

As a teen, I collected papers. Okay, who am I kidding? I still do today. I have a nice envelope of scrapbook paper. I used to collect wrapping papers as well. Cardstock, magazine pages, and Kraft paper are all great for crafting as well. Check out the following crafts that use paper.

 

High Fashion Mirror Frame DIY 

This frame will brighten your teen’s room. It’s made from pages of an Elle magazine, and can be done on a cheap mirror, making it a low-cost craft.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Oil and Water Droplet Painting from Stay at Home Educator

While this craft was originally made with young children, I think it’s great for teens as well. Match with solid color paper and make greeting cards or scrapbook pages. Click the link above for the technique.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Paper Mache Pots from Childhood 101

These are so fun for collecting accessories on a dresser! It’s a great use for pieces of scrapbook paper left from projects, or wrapping paper.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Folded Paper Bracelets from Pickle Bums

These are more for fun than function but your teen will probably want to make loads of them, using the creative folding technique.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

Coloring for grown-ups is perfect for teens too!

Check out my fun and free coloring pages for grown-ups here or shop my books and printables here.

Free Printable coloring pages for adults - get this free food coloring page download for grown-ups! Color these macarons using pretty pastels or however you like them - whatever you do, just don't topple the pile! these are a great activity at a French themed event or to frame and hang as DIY kitchen decor.

 

Fashion Crafts for Teens

 

What could possibly be more satisfying than a craft that she can wear and show off? These can also be given as gifts for friends. I loved jewelry making as a teen, and still love it today. It is therapeutic, allowing me time to think while giving me a tangible positive outcome from my work. The best feeling is when someone compliments me on a piece and I surprise them with a “Thanks, I made it….”

 

DIY Leather Chain Bracelet

This bracelet requires only three basic supplies, and two inexpensive tools. The result is so professional. It can be mixed and matched to fit any personality, by swapping out the textures or colors of the cord, or by using a different chain.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

DIY Dotty Jeans from Tiny Rotten Peanuts

These jeans are amazing! And they’re a great way to re-purpose jeans that got a small stain. While the craft was originally posted by Tiny Rotten Peanuts, that blog seems to no longer be active. You can make it using a simple pair of jeans, a sponge pouncer, and some white fabric paint.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Easy Fabric Flowers from Red Ted Art

Fabric flowers are so versatile and can be used anywhere – to spruce up a handbag, as a hair clip, as a shoe clip, or anywhere…. Different fabrics will lend different personalities, all using the same technique linked to above.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

 

Nail Polish Crafts for Teens

Which teenage girl doesn’t love fun, colored enamels? But sometimes they get old and sticky, the quality doesn’t meet her needs, or the color simply isn’t a favorite. Using these for crafts is a great way to salvage them. Make sure you make these in a well-ventilated area.

 

DIY Enameled Spoons

Your teen might not have what to do with these spoons, but they’re such fun to make, she’ll definitely be happy to do some for you. And she’ll glow when the guests compliment you on the spoons… that she made!

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Washer Necklaces – Sunhats and Wellie Boots

These washer necklaces require super cheap supplies and are great for distributing to friends. They make perfect friendship necklaces!

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

DIY Painted Glass Vase

Your teen can use this technique on any glass bowl to adorn the dresser and collect trinkets.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

 

Update: see the full list of nail polish crafts here!

14 cool and functional nail polish crafts! These quick and easy crafts are perfect crafts for teens, or for when you're short on time and all use a common ingredient: nail polish!

 

Just Plain Cool Crafts for Teens

Some crafts don’t fit into any special category but they’re too cool to leave out!

 

Superhero mason jar banks – Fireflies & Mudpies

All of the above are clearly targeted toward the girls in your life, but this one is geared toward guys. Although, to be honest I would love these too! Try it with a re-purposed marinara jar! Read the tutorial for the how-to.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Pebble Art from ZingZing Tree

This pebble art is so adorable – I’d definitely hang it in my house!

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Easy DIY Washi Tape from Handmade Kids Art

Riddle: What’s cooler than Washi tape? Washi tape that you designed!

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

How to Make a String Bowl from Laughing Kids Learn

This natural looking string bowl is so beautiful, I’d definitely display it in my home! Or it can also serve as a dresser-top trinket bowl.

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

 

Which one are you going to make? Do you have any cool crafts for teens you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!

 

you'll just love these 14 cool crafts for teens to make from some of my favorite bloggers out there! These teen crafts are way to cool and are also quite easy to make. You'll find easy craft tutorials and DIY ideas, jewelry making projects, paper crafts, fun accessories, nail polish ideas and more, with cheap ideas for boys and girls.

 

Update: Since you all loved this roundup so much, I’ve made another – check out 23 more cool crafts for teens here!  

 

23 more cool crafts for teens - a list of crafts from various bloggers using various techniques geared toward teenage girls and boys! These include tech, themed crafts, jewelry and other wearables, and more. Most of these are very functional, creating a positive experience for teens and tweens.

10 Comments

  1. Pft, teens? I’m in my mid-20s and I want to do all these haha. Totally going to try some of these, thanks!! They look awesome! I’ll share them with my “almost-teen” sister too!

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      Haha! I agree with you – I do some of these as well! 🙂

  2. I loved this post. My oldest grandchild will be 11 this week, and I have 7 more, ranging from 7 to 1mo. This was great to find some crafts I can do with the oldest, and some I think I can bring down to the 7 yr old and my two 5 yr olds! Thank you!

  3. Pinning! My oldest are not quite teenagers yet, but they’ll love these ideas!

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      They’er good for almost all ages 🙂 My oldest is 13 months, but I make these crafts myself…

  4. These ideas are so cool! I’m definately going to do the jeans painting one. I like the frame too.

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  6. thanks great ideas
    am staying in south Africa. where can get supplies for crafts

  7. wow these are some really creative crafts! I am defiantly doing the batman and superman for my little brothers! thank you for the amazing and creative craft ideas;)

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