36 DIY Projects For Teenagers | Cool Crafts for Teens

by Monday, August 8, 2016

Looking for some cool DIY Projects for teenagers? Being a teen means dealing with juggling school, sports or music practice, and just being on the go in general. These are your golden years. Why not do some cool projects on your down time?
These DIY crafts for teens are fun and easy – and you’ll actually want to make them. There’s a lot of stupid lists out there so I’ve put together this insanely awesome roundup of clever and cool craft ideas. Have fun!

36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

DIY Craft projects you’ll actually want to make

What do teenagers do nowadays? Stare at their phone for hours and pretty much do nothing. If you want your teens to do something better with their time, why not get them started with crafts? And I guarantee, these are DIY projects they’ll have enjoy doing. So to cut the suspense, here are my favorite NOT stupid tutorials!

 

1. How To Make Letter Art With Thumb Tacks

How To Make Letter Art With Thumb Tacks | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via DIY Ready

I picked up thumb tacks at the dollar store for this quick, inexpensive and stylish decor. Design your DIY craft with the word of your choice.

 

2. How To Make DIY Coasters Out Of Instagram Prints

DIY Coasters Out Of Instagram Prints | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via www.adashofash.com

Make a statement with your favorite photos! Plus, you get to share and enjoy them.

 

3. Tiny Succulent Cork Planters

I love tiny little crafts and I love succulents. What more could you ask for than a craft that uses both? See it here.

 

4. Duct Tape 101

(For more awesome DIY duct tape ideas, check out our post on the basics of duct tape making).

Duct Tape Sheet | 36 DIY Projects For TeenagersDuct Tape 101 | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Here are some cool things you can make with some duct tape and a little patience. You can make lot’s of really neat stuff.

Here’s a simple video if you’re having trouble:

 

5.  How To Make A Flower Pen Using Duct Tape

Flower Pen | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Aren’t these flowers super fun? I can’t wait to try to make my own using different colors that I like.

 

 

6. How To Do Nail Tape Art

Tape Nail Art | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via DIY Ready

This is a great slumber party favorite. Impress your friends with your tape art know-how.

 

7. DIY “Play Ball!” Baseball Bracelet

DIY Play Ball Bracelet | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via icanfindthetime

A great gift idea for girls or boys – it’s up to you. All you need is an old baseball and you can make this simple bracelet. Check out how it’s done.

 

8.  Tie Dye T Shirt Using Sharpie Markers and Rubber Bands

All you need for this is a mason jar, rubber bands, alcohol, and some creativity. Get the steps here.

 

9.  Sharpie Mug Ideas (Cool gifts for your friends)

Sharpie Mugs | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via homeheartcraft

Love, love, LOVE this blog. Her idea is so cute.

 

10.  How To Make A Rideable Easy Segway

While this may look like a time consuming project, instructables.com tutorial assures that this can be done at age 12+! What a fun weekend project.

 

11. How to Build A Drone

Go Fly | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Easy Drone | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Go fly Drone | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

images via kickstarter

This project may take some adult supervision. I would say ages 15+ can probably build this with a little bit of help! How cool are they?

 

12. DIY Phone Cases You’ll Actually Want To Make

DIY Phone Case Supplies | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

DIY Phone Cases | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

DIY Edgy Jeweled Phone Case | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via mrkate

Make your phone look dazzling with just a few supplies and a couple of steps.

 

13. Galaxy Printed T Shirts

Galaxy Printed T Shirts | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

DIY Galaxy Shirt | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via byhandlondon

Seriously!? This is so cool and I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it. All you need is a little bleach and voila. You have your own galaxy printed shirt. Check out how its done on byhandlondon’s blog.

 

14. How To Build A Ship In A Bottle

Ship in a Bottle | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

If you ever wondered how it’s done, here’s how. You can even make your own.

 

15. How To Make Ramen Noodles Relatively Healthy

Make Ramen | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Make Ramen Healthy | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

images via instructables

Here’s a basic survival guide to living off Ramen noodles. If you add a few ingredients you can have Ramen everyday (Well, sort of).

 

16. But First…Let me make Guacamole

Guacamole | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via DIY Ready

Simple, delicious and oh so good! Get the recipe here.

 

17. How to Make Homemade Flower Crowns

Flower Crowns | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via DIY Ready

Gorgeous flower crowns that you can make yourself. Learn how here!

 

18. DIY Custom Colored Candy

Colored Candy | 36 DIY Projects For TeenagersCustom Candy Steps | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Custom Colored Candy | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

images via papervinenz

Who doesn’t love sugar? Check out this awesome custom colored candy tutorial on papervinez blog.

 

19. Custom Wrapped Text Books

Wrapped Books | 36 DIY Projects For TeenagersMod Podged Books | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Custom Wrapped Books | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

images via gorgfabgoodies

(Note: This is only for personal text books as the Modge Podge will ruin the covers!)

How cool are these patterns? You can make your own custom patterns or buy craft paper from your local craft store. Thanks for the lovely photos and tutorial, gorgfabgoodies.

 

20. How To Make A Real Peony Headband

Real Peony Headband | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via bridalmusings

So the website may look like it’s solely for bridal pieces, but something there is something very wearable about this piece. You can custom choose whichever flower you’d like on it. Perhaps a sunflower? Check out how it’s done here.

 

21. How To Easily Stud Your Duds

Studded Converse | 36 DIY Projects For TeenagersSupplies for Studded Converse | 36 DIY Projects For TeenagersSteps for Converse | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

DIY Studded Converse | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via trinketsinbloom

Check out these awesome Chuck Taylor’s! I’ve seen them being sold in the store and they can be pricey. Save yourself some money and make your own at home.

 

22. DIY Easy Rings

Make custom rings with upcycled materials. Just follow this video tutorial.

 

23. DIY Unicorn Horn Earrings

Being a teen doesn’t necessarily mean you have to forget about unicorns. This is your chance to make earrings shaped like unicorn horns.

 

24. How To Make DIY Friendship Bracelets

Rainbow Loom Bracelet | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Friendship Bracelet | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image credits in DIY Ready Article

Take your pick from this list! Which one do you think your best friend would like best?

 

25. How To Make A Duct Taped Purse

Duct Tape Bag Steps | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Duct Tape Bags | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via www.amothersroad.com

Who could ever tell this was made out of duct tape? Cool right?

 

26. How To Make A Bowl Out Of A Balloon and Confetti

Confetti Bowl | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

Confetti Ballon Bowl | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

images via DIY Ready

This may look like a cool project for little kids, which it is, but it is actually a super looking craft that even adults enjoy making. This one uses confetti, a balloon and regular school glue to make a beautiful, unique bowl. For those so included, you can make your own custom colored confetti, either with a hole punch or scissors, and then create a confetti bowl in the colors of your choice. Read more about it here.

 

27.  Make Chocolate Banana Pops

Banana Pops | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via makezine

Yum! These look so delicious! A somewhat healthy treat for the athlete on the go. Grab the recipe here.

 

28. How To Make A DIY Tin Lantern

Tin Can Light | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via DIY Ready

Ever thought you can make a lantern using a tin can? Well this tutorial will show you how!

 

29.  How To Make Teen Subway Art

How To Make Teen Subway Art | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via nelliebellie

Make a lovely collage of all your favorite quotes and sayings to get you through the day. Very cute and inexpensive to make! See for yourself here.

 

30. How To Make Wooden Stamped Hangers

Wooden Stamped Hangers | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via thesitsgirls

Feel the love every time you get dress with these wooden stamped hangers. 

 

31. Make Some More Coasters With Chalkboard Paint

First, you need to make chalkboard paint, check out:

How to Make Chalkboard Paint

Chalkpaint Coasters | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via westermanfam

Then, check out the tutorial for these cool coasters that allow you to draw whatever you’d like on them.

 

32. How To Do Water Marble Nail Art

Marble Nail Art | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via DIY Ready

Marbling isn’t just for your bowls. You can use the same technique for your nails too. See it here.

 

33. Draw On Some Rocks With Sharpie

Zen Stones | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via artyjudy

If you’re artistic this is kind of the perfect gift idea.

 

34. Simple DIY Refrigerator Magnets

These are just the cutest thing! Check out the awesome how to tutorial here.

 

35. DIY Candle Holder Out Of A Soup Can

DIY Candle Holder | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via puregreenmag

This idea is super cool. All you need is a tea light. Up cycle an old soup can and voila! You have your own DIY candle holder.

 

36. How To Make Mustache Cake Pops

Cake Pops | 36 DIY Projects For Teenagers

image via pintsizedbaker

These are adorable! I have to try these at home some time with this recipe.

 

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There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this list of cool projects for teens.

 

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Nikki
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2 years 22 days ago

Christ, when I searched for teen craft ideas, I didn’t mean Stereotypical white girl things to make that you must buy ridiculous amounts of materials for.

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Becky G
2 years 9 days ago

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS NIKKI I AGREE 110%

Sophie
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1 year 7 months ago

Totally

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Anna
1 year 6 months ago

Exactly!

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Lynne
7 months 6 days ago

Who visits an art website and then complains that it’s “white girl.” Pretty racist and angry. I think it’s a cool website.

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Bill Joe Bobby
1 year 11 months ago

I finally found some cheap teen crafts that aren’t stupid like a pom pom scarf or something!

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laney
1 year 10 months ago

not all teens are freakin white girls you know *cough cough steriotypical*

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Jamie
1 year 8 months ago

By saying that your being stereotypical. Different cultural do these things to.

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1 year 5 months ago

Really? What color are you? So I guess teens that have your skin color don’t eat bananas?… don’t eat cake pops?… don’t like to decorate rocks?… Oh, and I guess they should have known that only white girls want to build a drone! What a whiner!

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