Thinking back on the years, I really miss being able to just randomly create whatever I want on a whim. I remember spending hours as a teen, painting and doing latch hooks. Nowadays, with so much technology, teens may find it hard to find time to just sit back and make something. Plus, it almost seems as if there is a shortage on crafts for teens.
Working with your hands and creativity is a powerful and worthwhile skill. Teens need a safe place to feel free to create as much as grownups do. Here are some easy and fun teen craft ideas that they can make for themselves, for fun or as gifts to give away.
1. Harry Potter Butter Beer Soap
If you have tried anything “Butter beer” flavored, I’m sure you will love the idea of having a Harry Potter Butter beer soap nearby. This is the perfect craft for teens that will leave the entire house smelling of Butterscotch! See how here.
2. Disney Pixie Dust Necklace
This teen craft idea will only take a few minutes and will leave you with a beautiful sparkly fairy-dust necklace. All you need is a cord, some glitter and something pretty to hold your magical fairy dust. This is the perfect craft for sleepovers! See how here.
3. Make Snowflakes
You are never to old to make snowflakes. Try this craft with teens on a cold wintry day while sipping hot chocolate and taking about life! See how here.
4. Kool-Aid Lip Gloss
Making lip gloss is a great craft idea for teens, especially when it is mixed with the sweet taste of Kool-Aid! Get started creating fun beauty crafts with this easy teen craft. See how here.
5. Make a Yarn Hamburger
This is a cute and fun idea for teens. This cute little hamburger is fun to make and will look adorable anywhere it goes. See how here.
6. Crafts for Teens: Tie Dye with Turmeric
Tie Dyeing is a fun craft idea for teens. This tutorial uses Turmeric so it is all natural and will give you a nice bright yellow sunny result. See how here.
7. Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
These mugs are super cute for teens to make. They make great gifts to give away or places to store craft supplies and other fun stuff. See how here.
8. DIY Sharpie Mug Bird Feeder
This Sharpie mug doubles as a bird feeder and is the perfect craft for your teen. It is so much fun to doodle on the mug and the end result will give you something beautiful to look at each day as you watch the birds eat and play! See how here.
9. Make a Dream Catcher
Dream catchers are the perfect decoration for a teens room. These dream-catchers are both colorful and fun. They are the perfect craft for your teen. See how here.
10. DIY Perfume
Get your teen started in the world of DIY beauty with this fun project. Learn how to make scents and create a perfume that your teen will love. See how here.
11. DIY Lip Balm
Lip balm is another fun craft for teens that is both fun, useful or could be given as a gift. Check out this easy tutorial here.
12. DIY Felt Ball Garland
Felt Ball garland is so cute and can be made in many different colors. This is the perfect teen craft that can be used to decorate their rooms in a cool and fun way. See how here.
13. Stamp a Tee Shirt
Clothes are a great way to express yourself as a teen. These DIY stamped T-shirts are perfect for teens. See how to make them here.
Check out how to layer vinyl with a Cricut here,
14. Make a Yarn Wrapped Sign
This sign looks hard, but it is actually quite easy. The letters are cut out of cardboard and wrapped in yarn. This makes the perfect decoration for your teens room. See how to make it here.
15. DIY Push Pin Board
Teens need a lot of space to hang up pictures, dreams, ideas and visions. This DIY push pin board is both gorgeous and a great craft idea for your teen. By using cools shapes for your boards in combination with Mod Podge, you will have a truly unique teen craft. See how here.
16. Teen Craft Idea: DIY Notebook
This DIY notebook is the perfect place for your teen to write and get down her thoughts. This notebook is great because it can be customized to look like anything your teen desires. See how to make one here.
17. DIY Phone Case
Every teen nowadays has a phone, so what better teen craft idea is there than to make a glitter phone case? This craft idea is an easy and fun choice. See how here.
18. DIY Fleece Blanket
These fleece blankets are a great project for teens. They can make them for themselves or as gifts. The best part is that there are fleeces in all colors and patterns so it is easy to make a perfect custom blanket. See how here.
19. DIY Wire Memo Board
This is another great one for the list of crafts for teens. A teen can make this for their own space to keep organized or as a gift for family. These hanging boards can hold pictures, reminders or art. See how to make them here. Also check out this awesome bow holder.
20. Make some Bath Salts
Bath salts are an easy craft for teens. These bath salts can be made as gifts or for personal use. Try different scents and packaging for maximum crafting fun! See how to make them here.
21. Cupcake Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are loved by everyone. These cupcake bath-bombs are extra cute. Your teenager will love making such a fun and unique craft. See how to make them here.
22. Sugar Scrub Bars
Much like bath-bombs. sugar scrubs are another great craft idea for teens. These super cute flower sugar scrubs are so fun and useful, every teen will want one. See how to make them here.
23. Paper Heart Card
Teens can step up their card making skills with this DIY paper heart card. These cards make the perfect handmade gift that anyone would love to receive. See how here.
24. DIY Candles in Sharpie Mugs
These candles are so easy and fun for teens to make. Not only do they get to doodle in Sharpies on the mugs, but they get to make their own unique candles. These make the perfect decoration or gift to give away to family members. See how here.
25. Aroma Therapy Braided Bracelets
It is never to early to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. These braided bracelets are an easy craft for teens and will also harness the power of essential oils. See how to make them here.
26. Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts
Sharpies have so many uses. Check out this tutorial on how to use Sharpies to create tie dye like art on shirts. See how here.
27. Emoji Stress Balls
I am in love with these cute little emoji stress balls. These guys are easy and fun to make and your teen will enjoy squeezing them once they are done, See how to make them here.
28. Tile Art
These tiles are a fun project for teens. If there is a place that needs a little extra color, check out this tutorial on creating tile art here.
29. Salt Water Etching
This is a unique craft idea for teens that will result in an awesome gift or keepsake. Check out this tutorial on salt water etching here.
30. Lavender Goat Milk Soap
Making soaps are fun crafts for teens. This lavender goat milk idea will have them creating a nice luxurious soap that anyone would love to receive. See how here.
31. Concrete Planter
If your teen is decorating her space, have her give this concrete planter a try. This planter is easy t make and she will end up with a neat decoration that will never go out of style. See how here.
32. Bead and Ribbon Bookmarks
If you are looking for something to do with your collection of beautiful beads, this beaded bookmark idea is perfect. These bookmarks can easily be made in large quantities and given as gifts and teens will love making them! See how here.
33. Crafts for Teens: Felt Roses
Here is another cute gift idea for teens to make. This felt rose is super cute and super easy. See how to make it here.
There are so many things that teens can have fun making! Even a day spent drawing is time well spent! So go ahead and take a few of these ideas and make a day out of it and craft away!