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!
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
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).
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
Aren’t these flowers super fun? I can’t wait to try to make my own using different colors that I like.
— DIY Ready (@DIYReady) July 26, 2016
This is a great slumber party favorite. Impress your friends with your tape art know-how.
7. DIY “Play Ball!” Baseball Bracelet
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)
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
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
Make your phone look dazzling with just a few supplies and a couple of steps.
13. Galaxy Printed T Shirts
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
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
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
Simple, delicious and oh so good! Get the recipe here.
Gorgeous flower crowns that you can make yourself. Learn how here!
18. DIY Custom Colored Candy
Who doesn’t love sugar? Check out this awesome custom colored candy tutorial on papervinez blog.
19. Custom Wrapped Text Books
(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
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
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
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
Who could ever tell this was made out of duct tape? Cool right?
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
Yum! These look so delicious! A somewhat healthy treat for the athlete on the go. Grab the recipe here.
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
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
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:
Then, check out the tutorial for these cool coasters that allow you to draw whatever you’d like on them.
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
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
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
These are adorable! I have to try these at home some time with this recipe.
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