During the tween years (kids aged 8-12), it can be difficult to get them interested in art and craft projects. We have 12 More Funky Crafts for Kids aged 8-12 years to challenge and engage your tween in some screen-free creative activities.
#1. Papier Mache Pants Pen Holder
Image from Luntiks
This is so clever and would make a great craft activity for tweens that is also useful. I found it over on Luntiks. Your child can be as creative as they wish with their colours and designs.
#2. Marshmallow Shooter
Image from Discover Explore Learn
Using a balloon, a disposable cup and some duct tape your tween can create this Marshmallow Shooter and challenge friends to a marshmallow shoot out! The battle may be best taken outside.
#3. Button Art
Image from Simply Designing
I love this Button Art canvas from simply designing. You can create anything you want by painting an outline onto your canvas and gluing buttons of all shapes and sizes until you are happy with how it looks.
These would make a lovely personalised gift for friends and family too.
#4. Crystal Names
Image from Playdough to Plato
It is always good to combine a craft with a bit of science thrown in. These crystal names from Playdough to Plato do just that.
Your tween can amaze friends by growing sparkling crystals onto their own name or create a friend or siblings name. The basics for this craft are pipe cleaners, borax powder and patience!
#5. Unicorn Poop Slime
Image from Mom Dot
Anything with the word slime or poop is going to appeal to tweens. It is simply Unicorn poop as everyone knows, Unicorns’ poop is rainbow coloured!
Check out how to make it over on Mom Dot.
#6. Tie Dye Beach Towel
Image from Having Fun At Home
Created using a simple white beach towel and some dye these awesome Watermelon tie dye beach towels are sure to be a hit with both boys and girls. Find out how to make them over on Having fun at home.