Friday, December 15, 2017

These cool crafts for teens are fun and easy to make! Today, it’s time to put away all cellphones for a fun filled afternoon of DIY projects!

Crafts For Teens | Fun, Easy, & Useful DIYs

Most days, it seems teens can’t get enough of their cellphones and social media. They’re constantly scrolling through their newsfeed looking for the next trend and the latest Buzzfeed video. Today, why not dare them to ditch the cellphones and create these cool crafts for teens? Plus points if they end up loving their work and post it on their social media for their friends to hit “Like”.

 

1. Pompom Keychain

Pompom Keychain | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via Made In A Day

You’ll want to grab some pliers for this pompom keychain. You’ll be needing it to cut the chain as well as to close the jump ring.

2. Instagram Coasters

Begin by placing Mod Podge on your ceramic tiles and putting your printed Instagram photo on top. Add a thin layer of Mod Podge on the photos to help protect and seal it in place. Once dry, spritz on a sealer and apply felt pads to the bottom of the coasters.

3. Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Marbled Clay Ring Dish | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via A Beautiful Mess

Start by rolling out small bits of oven bake clay into one big piece. Once all the colors are mixed, roll the clay flat, and cut out a circle using a round item as a template. Then, place it in a bowl, allowing the middle to sink into the deep part of the dish. Once you’re happy with the shape, bake the clay in the oven for 15 minutes. Let the bowl cool, and paint the rim of the bowl with a metallic gold color.

4. Duct Tape Purse

The trick to making this duct tape purse is to cut out equal lengths of duct tape strips before starting the project. That way, all your materials are ready and you won’t have to keep cutting strips every single time.

5. Convertible Necklace Headband

Convertible Necklace Headband | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via Creme De La Craft

All my friends know how crazy I am for dual-purpose items, so this necklace headband is a complete gem in my book. To start, simply bend the jump ring with a pair of needle nose pliers. Once it’s open, insert your hair tie, then, close it to ensure the hair tie doesn’t slip. Finally, take the other end of the necklace, open the lobster clasp, and insert the hair tie in.

6. Pinterest Framed Wall Art

I recommend using slightly bigger frames to display your wall art. Somehow, they look so much chicer that way! Place your wall art in the middle of the frame, making sure there are equal spaces on all sides.

7. Faux Leather Bow Keychains

Faux Leather Bow Keychains | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via Happy Girly Crafty

Don’t forget to use strong glue for these leather bow keychains. You’ll need it to hold the bow together and to attach the center piece to the bow.

8. Knot Pillow

Knot Pillow | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via eHow/Beth Huntington

The secret to nailing this knot pillow is to think of it as a pretzel. Take note of the weaves and the knots of a pretzel for you to be able to make this DIY easily.

9. Crescent Moon Dreamcatcher

Remember to cut a long piece of string for this crescent moon dreamcatcher. After all, it’s much easier to snip off the excess string, as opposed to unwinding and redoing the outline of the dreamcatcher.

10. Faux Crystals

Faux Crystals | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via Love Maegan

These faux crystals are so gorgeous, you might even want to make a few for yourself! Start by looking for jagged rocks. The more obscure the shape, the better.

11. Emoji Pouches

Emoji Pouches | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via See Kate Sew

Do your kids message in full emoji sometimes? Then, I bet they’ll like this DIY. This tutorial only features one emoji, but feel free to create the other emoji faces as well. You can get your kids to help you out on this one.

12. DIY Elbow Patches

DIY Elbow Patches | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via Honestly WTF

Elbow patches are one way to look preppy and chic! If you’re able to cut the patches into a heart shape, then your teens will have a super cute sweater they can’t help but adore.

13. DIY Drone

Find drones too expensive? Make one from scratch! This tutorial even shows you how to use your handy dandy GoPro to include in the drone!

14. Cork Succulents

Cork Succulents | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via Etsy/Alissa Rose

This is my little DIY project for all the wine corks I have lying around. Simply hollow out the cork, stick a magnet at the back, place a pinch of dirt in the hollowed-out cork, and fit a succulent inside. That’s all it takes!

15. Duct Tape Sheets

One of the useful hacks I’ve found when making duct tape sheets is to use wide rolls of duct tape. That way, you get to work with a larger surface area and you won’t have to overlap too much duct tape.

16. Duct Tape Flowers

Duct Tape Flowers | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via What Will We Do Today

Start by cutting strips of duct tape longer than the width of the tape. Then, fold the corners to make a triangle on one end. Once you’re done, attach the remaining sticky part of the duct tape onto a pencil. Keep repeating this until you’re happy with your duct tape blossom.

17. Tape Nail Art

Tape Nail Art | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via DIY Projects

The spacing of the tape strips is important in figuring out how big or small your nail art fishnets will be. Remember, the smaller the fishnet, the smaller the space, and vice versa.

18. Baseball String Bracelet

Baseball String Bracelet | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via I Can’t Find The Time

This is a great idea for those wondering what to do with a ruined baseball. By the way, don’t forget to be careful with the X-acto knife when cutting on the traced line to get the stitching out.

19. Sharpie Tie Dye Tee

Sharpie Tie Dye Tee | Cool Crafts for Teens | DIY Projects for Teens
image via DIY Projects For Teens

Place a tee on top of a mason jar and secure it in place with a rubber band or two. Then, put different colored dots made from Sharpie markers, making sure not to let the dots touch. Once you’re done, grab a Q-tip, dip it in alcohol, and repeatedly dab the Q-tip on the dots you’ve just made. Repeat as necessary.

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