8 Craft Ideas for Your Teens & Preteens

They’re way beyond paper, markers, and glue…let ‘em get crafting and create these cool projects.

 

By Leah Schapira

 

It’s time to banish the phrase “I’m bored.” With some household supplies, you can keep your teen entertained for hours.

Marble Stationery

 

Got only plain boring paper? Want something that’s way more interesting? Make your own marble-textured stationery.

You’ll need:

  • foam shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • heavy weight paper
  • painters tape or washi tape
  • paper towels
  • plastic or metal ruler
  • plastic spatula
  • rectangular baking dish
  • toothpick (optional)

 

Jewelry Dishes with Copper Touches

They’ll be the prettiest spot for you to keep your jewelry!

DIY: JEWELRY DISHES WITH COPPER TOUCHES

Directions on how to make this: CLICK HERE

You’ll need:

(If using copper leaf you’ll need adhesive and sealer)

 

Lip Scrub

DIY Lush Lip Scrub

Always searching for that Blistex while you suffer from dry lips? In 5 minutes, you can make your own instead…and choose your own flavor!

Directions on how to make this: CLICK HERE

 

You’ll need:

 

Tie Dye Using Sharpies

easy tie dyed shirt tutorial

It’s way easier and neater than using dye! Plus…you have much greater control over your design.

Directions on how to make this: CLICK HERE

You’ll need:

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Eye Dropper or Small Syringe
  • Sharpie Pens
  • 100% Cotton White T-shirt (pre-washed without fabric softener) or white cap, shoes, pillow case…whatever you want to dye!
  • Iron

Looking for tie-dying inspiration? Have fun and copy these pillows:


 

 

Turn an Old T-shirt into a Bag

This purse is really cute and you don’t even need to sew!

You’ll need:

  • an old t-shirt
  • Scissors

 

Pom Pom Bookmark

Adorable! You may want one in every color.

pom pom bookmarks DIYFor Instructions on how to make this: CLICK HERE

You’ll need:

 

Decorate your headphone!

Tired of making friendship bracelets? Weave those stitches around your headphone wires insteadFor Instructions on how to make this: CLICK HERE

You’ll need:

 

Gold Heart Pot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easily decorate any vase and transform it into a cool spot to hold your stuff.

For Instructions on how to make this: CLICK HERE

You’ll need:

 

Looking for more DIY ideas? Click here. 

 

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Leah Schapira

Leah is the best-selling author of Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking and the co-author of the Made Easy and Secret Restaurant Recipes cookbook series. She’s constantly reading and gets excited about learning and discovering, in between taking care of her large family. Follow her on instagram @cookkosher.

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