Crafts for Teens

Browse through this list of crafts teens might enjoy.

I picked out these craft projects especially for teenagers (kids 14 and older). Some teenagers may thing they are too old or too cool for crafts, but, secretly at least, most enjoy working on arts and crafts projects. The best judge as to whether your child can handle these crafts or not is you. If you have other age groups you want to find craft projects for, check out my lists of favorite crafts for different ages. For even more craft fun with your teen, check out these craft kits.

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    Beaded Pen and Pencil Wraps
    Beaded Pen and Pencil Wraps.
    Learn how you can personalize your pens and pencils using your school colors or a special message.
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    Bleach Your Own Jeans

    Bleach Your Own Jeans
    Follow along with the directions in this how-to video and you can turn a boring pair of jeans into a fashion statement.
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    Blue Jean 'Pocket' Book

    Blue Jean 'Pocket' Book Teen Craft
    Blue Jean 'Pocket' Book Craft.
    You can make this little purse by cutting a pocket from an old pair of jeans and adding a strap.
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    Bottle Cap Frame Craft

    Bottle Cap Frame Craft
    Bottle Cap Frame Craft.
    Follow these instructions and you can dress up an ordinary frame using bottle caps to write a message.
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    Bottle Cap Necklace Pendant

    Bottle Cap Necklace Pendant Craft
    Bottle Cap Necklace Pendant Craft.

    A visitor named Pene was nice enough to share these instructions for making a pendant out of a bottle cap.

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    Button Box Craft

    Button Box Craft
    Button Box Craft.
    Use buttons and other items to decorate a box you can use to store your treasures.
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    Cardstock CD Holder Craft for Teens
    Cardstock CD Holder Pocket Craft.
    Discover how easy it is to make a personalized sleeve to hold all of your CD and even your DVDs.
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    CD Bowls
    CD Bowls.
    If you have an old stack or scratched CDs or computer CDs you don't need anymore, experiment with these directions and making cool bowls.
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    CD Case Brag Book Craft

    CD Case Brag Book Craft
    CD Case Brag Book Craft.
    Use these directions and an old CD case to make a book you can use to hold pictures.
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    Cell Phone Pouch Craft

    Cell Phone Pouch Craft
    Cell Phone Pouch Craft.
    A visitor named Belva shared these directions for making a pouch you can use to hold your cell phone. Make one for your phone and then customize it to suit your personality.
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    Chalkboard Mirror Craft
    Chalkboard Mirror Craft.
    If you have an old mirror you don't use anymore, use these directions to make it into a unique chalkboard everyone will want to use.
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    Colorful Beach Towel Craft
    Colorful Beach Towel Craft.
    This tutorial teaches you how to make colorful towels using a product called Simply Spray.
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    Craft Foam CD Holder

    Craft Foam CD Holder
    Craft Foam CD Holder.

    You you want a CD folder that is a little sturdier than one made out of card stock, follow these directions and make one out of craft foam.

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    Cupcake Earrings Craft

    Cupcake Earrings Craft
    Cupcake Earrings Craft.
    A visitor named Elizabeth shared these instructions so you can make some of these cute earrings for yourself or someone else.
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    Decoupage Fabric Wall Hanging
    Decoupage Fabric Wall Hanging.
    This project is easy to do and a great way to add a splash of color to your bedroom walls.
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    Decoupaged Jewelry or Desk Organizer

    Decoupaged Jewelry or Desk Organizer
    Decoupaged Jewelry or Desk Organizer.

    Use paper or fabric scraps in your favorite colors to cover an egg carton. This is great for storing your small treasures.

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    Decoupaged Paper Clock

    Decoupaged Paper Clock
    Decoupaged Paper Clock.
    This tutorial shows you how to decorate a clock so it matches your decor.
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    Duct Tape Cell Phone Case Craft
    Duct Tape Cell Phone Case Craft.
    Discover how easy it is to use duct tape to create a cool pouch to carry your cell phone in.
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    Duct Tape Wallet
    Duct Tape Wallet.
    Follow these instructions and you learn how easy it is to make a wallet using little more than 2 different colors of duct tape.
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    Easy Tote bag Sewing Pattern
    Try out this pattern and you can be using your homemade tote bag to carry around your school books in no time.
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    Fabric Covered Notebook
    Fabric Covered Notebook.
    If you are tired of carrying the same boring notebooks to school everyday, learn how you can cover then using fabric.
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    Fleece Mittens Pattern

    Fleece Mittens Pattern
    Fleece Mittens Pattern.
    Follow these instructions and you can sew up a pair of mittens for yourself. You can also make some to give as gifts.
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    Fleece Tied Blanket
    Fleece Tied Blanket.
    Learn how you can make a blanket using two different colors of fleece.
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    Home-Made Message Board
    Home-Made Message Board.
    These message boards can be made in many shapes and sizes and are perfect to use at home and at school.
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    How to Make a Book Safe

    How to Make a Book Safe
    You can create a safe inside a hard cover book using these instructions. You can use this book to hide your valuables or a secret diary.
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    How to Make Paper

    How to Make Paper
    How to Make Paper.
    Check out this tutorial, shared by a visitor, that shows you how to make your own paper at home.
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    Locker Message Board Craft

    Locker Message Board Craft
    Create your own personalized message board that are the perfect size for hanging in a locker.
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    Mosaic Tin Can Vase or Planter Craft

    Mosaic Tin Can Vase or Planter Craft
    A visitor named Gillian explains how to make this mosaic planter, but I think it would also make a great pencil holder or a good stop to store combs and brushes.
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    Necktie Purse or Wallet
    Necktie Purse or Wallet.
    This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make a handy wallet or cell phone holder out of an old necktie.
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    You can use brown paper bags and stamps to make a small notepad you can use.
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    Use these suggestions to customize a frame. Make one for yourself and for your best friend.
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    Photo Canvas Wall Hanging
    Photo Canvas Wall Hanging.
    Learn how you can use your favorite photos to make canvas wall hangings.
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    Photo Collage Craft
    Photo Collage Craft.
    If you have a ton of pictures laying around or a lot online that you need a good reason to print out, use them to make a collage.
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    Pressed Flower Picture
    Pressed Flower Picture.
    Use these directions to learn how to press some special flowers so you can save them forever.
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    Re-Fashioned Bangle Bracelet Craft

    Re-Fashioned Bangle Bracelet Craft
    A visitor named from India shares these suggestions to give an old broken bracelet new life.
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    Recycled Blue Jean Tote Bag Pattern
    If you have an old pair of jeans you can't wear any more but you don't want to part with, follow these directions and turn it into a purse.
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    Scrapbook of Accomplishments

    Scrapbook of Accomplishments
    Scrapbook of Accomplishments.
    Follow these directions and you can make a scrapbook to keep school certificates, newspaper articles, and awards safe and sound.
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    Simple Shoulder/Sling Purse
    Simple Shoulder/Sling Purse.
    This easy purse pattern is a great way to practice your sewing skills; plus, you will end up with a new purse.
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    Soap Surprises

    Soap Surprises
    Soap Surprises.
    Have some fun making small bars of soap with special messages inside.
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    Stenciled Love Jeans

    Stenciled Love Jeans
    Stenciled Love Jeans.
    This tutorial shows you how to paint fun designs on your jeans using stencils.
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    Tin Can Luminary Craft

    Tin Can Luminary Craft
    Tin Can Luminary Craft.
    Learn how to make candle holders using tin cans. You can make a variety of designs.
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    Wrapped Coffee Cans

    Wrapped Coffee Cans
    Wrapped Coffee Cans.
    Use these directions shared by Jackie and you can make colorful cans to store all of your personal items. These would be fun to use in your school locker also.