10 Cool Crafts That Even Your Teen Will Want to Do

Louise Kerrigan

June 10, 2019

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Want to keep your teens busy this summer? Looking for ideas on how to get them involved and be creative? Here are 10 Cool Crafts That Even Your Teen will Want To Do.

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If you are looking for cool crafts that your teen can do from home, we have found 10 interesting craft ideas they might like.

10 Cool Crafts That Even Your Teen Will Want To Do

#1. Thumb Tack Art


Image courtesy of DIY Projects

Want to do a quick, inexpensive and creative piece of decor? Why not try this simple project from DIY Projects with some thumb tacks. You can pick these up in whatever colour you want and then get some foam board and cut to the word of your choice. So cool!

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#2. DIY Phone Cases/Covers

Those teens are never away from their phones so why not let them personalise them. Here is a really cool video from Mr. Kate which takes you through the steps.

All you will need are some plain case bases that you can decorate with lace, paints, jewels or even flowers. Have a new one for every day of the week!

#3. Bracelet Headphones

earphonesWant some cool headphones to go with that phone?  These are some great creative headphones to make if you have lots of free time this summer and want to personalise this ever popular accessory.

All you need is two different colour thin ribbons or embroidery thread and a set of earbuds. Wrap the ribbons or embroidery thread around the cable. More instructions here.

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#4. Custom Coloured Sweets/Candy

custom candy

Image courtesy of Papervinenz

This is a great idea from PaperVineNZ.com to make some cool party candy or to celebrate Halloween. Really mix it up by getting creative with your colours.

You’ll Need:

  • A plastic tub container – wide base
  • Food colouring – different colours
  • White base hard sweets/candies e.g. anything smooth and shiny will work
  • Jar to put your coloured candies in

What to Do:

  1. Place a small amount of food coloring in a plastic tub
  2. Spread color around the base of container
  3. Add your sweets, candies and shake well
  4. Leave to dry for half an hour
  5. Pop your newly coloured candies into your jar.

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#5. Cover Your Own Books!

cover books

Image courtesy of Gorg Fab Goodies

This is a great idea to jazz up your own books for school or indeed to do some crafts to decorate a bedroom or living room. Simply get some old hard backed books, some decorative craft paper and some glue. You can even add some little accessories like handles on the spines to really make them stand out. More info on the gorgfabgoodies website.

#6. Stud Your Own Duds!

stud your duds

Image courtesy of Trinkets In Bloom

Take a pair of plain sneakers and customise them with studs to make a cool pair of studded sneakers! Plain white converse work well, you’ll get all the instructions over at trinketsinbloom.

#7. DIY Tin Lantern

diy tin lantern

Image courtesy of DIY Projects

These lanterns are so easy to make and can used for garden decorations, table centerpieces or gifts. You will need:

  • Hammer
  • Towel
  • Marker
  • Nail or screw
  • Tin can or tin bucket
  • Candle or LED light
  • Water

DIY Projects has full step-by-step visual instructions to guide you through the assembly process.

#8. Fun Ceramic Coasters


Image courtesy of Crazy Wonderful

Why not get your teens to make some useful household items they can use every day. These are super easy coasters made from some old ceramic tiles. Step by step instructions available via Crazy Wonderful.

#9. Cardboard Tube Butterflies


Image courtesy of Freekidscrafts

Another way for your teen to create something wonderful and even turn it into a work of art for their room. It starts with 35 toilet rolls! Assembly details are on the Freekidscrafts website.

#10. Homemade Soaps

cool crafts for teens

Teens love smellies so why not suggest they made some homemade soap? Sprucecrafts.com has lots of home made soap recipes and tips.

Over to you now. Do you have any cool crafts that your teen has enjoyed? Tell us in the comments box below.

10 Cool Crafts That Even Your Teen Will Want To Do

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