Handicrafts For Teens And Tweens

Handicrafts For Teens And Tweens

Teens are very social, so all of these ideas are really fun to do with a friend or with a group of friends. Teens also love to decorate their rooms, so most of these arts and crafts are things you could hang on your wall or prop op on a shelf.

Wrap yarn around cardboard letters to make a colorful, decorative piece of art. A perfect craft for kindergartners through to teens and tweens.

1. YARN WRAPPED CARDBOARD LETTERS

Although this yarn craft is really quite good for all ages, teens and tweens will love to make these letters to decorate their rooms. Make three and turn it into an artsy monogram!

Make a God's Eye from twigs and yarn. Old-school craft great for kindergartners through to teens and tweens, and even adults!

2. GOD’S EYES

This is such an old-school craft, I remember making these with popsicle sticks when I was little. Here we use real twigs to make them more authentic. Older kids can make pom-poms for the ends. This craft can be made by kids as young as five, all the way up through adults. The most fun part is picking out the color combos!

Here is a link to my favorite neon pink yarn. Sometimes they sell out so check back if it’s out of stock.

PAPER CRAFTS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS:

Melt shaved crayons onto paper to create beautiful butterflies. Craft for teens and tweens.

3. MELTED CRAYON BUTTERFLIES

Save old crayons for this craft. Make lot of butterflies and hang on the wall as an art installation. I include butterfly printables in this post. As always, adult supervision recommended with a hot iron.

Make paper pinwheels and paint with watercolors. Great art activity for teens and tweens.

4. PAINTED PAPER PINWHEELS

This has been one of my most popular paper crafts. I make them for birthday parties where the tweens carefully paint each fold, then embellish with gold paint. Collect lots and hang them on a wall.

Make giant stars from paper lunch bags, then paint with tempera cakes. Perfect craft for teens and tweens.

5. PAPER BAG STARS

These paper bag stars are SO easy and fun to make. We make them all the time, and have embellished them several different ways. We have painted them, we have used chalk markers, and sometimes we’ve used a hole punch do add a luminary quality.

Make giant stars from paper lunch bags, then paint with tempera cakes. Perfect craft for teens and tweens.

You can use brown bags or white bags. Read this tutorial on how to turn ordinary paper lunch bags into these beautiful stars.

Make giant stars from paper lunch bags, then paint with tempera cakes. Perfect craft for teens and tweens.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PAPER BAG STARS:

~ Brown lunch bags or white lunch bags

~ Glue sticks

~ Scissors

~ Fluorescent tempera cakes

~ White chalk markers

~ Hole punch

GARLAND & PAPER CHAIN CRAFTS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS:

Make a name garland from paint chips. Perfect craft for teens and tweens.

6. PAINT CHIP NAME GARLAND

Paint chips have to be one of the best free materials around. My daughter made this years ago and it’s still hanging in her room.

Fold paper into hearts and make a paper chain. Perfect craft for teens and tweens.

7. HEARTS PAPER CHAIN

Making these heart paper chains is addictive. Once the kids figure out the system, they don’t want to ever stop! Here we painted the paper first, but you can also use colored paper.

PAINTING AND DRAWING IDEAS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS:

XOXO painting with watercolors.

8. XOXO WATERCOLOR PAINTING

This painting project is such a great color study idea. It also is really cute to frame and hang on your wall.

Use cereal box cardboard and acrylic paint to make little works of heart art.

9. CEREAL BOX HEART PAINTINGS

Get your teens and tweens to start mixing acrylics and making their own colors. These hearts turn the humble cereal box into rich, beautiful little pieces of art.

Draw on leaves with chalk markers. Quick and easy and dries in seconds!

10. CHALK MARKER LEAVES

There as many ways to embellish leaves as there are leaves to collect! Here we used one simple material, a white chalk pen.

Kandinsky inspired circle painting art prompt for kids.

11. KANDINSKY INSPIRED CIRCLE PAINTINGS

Each painting is more beautiful than the next, it’s a lesson in both abstract art and working with watercolors.

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