Finding fun crafts for teens isn’t always easy, but making DIY crafts for girls that are popular items will surely please your teen crafty spirit!
Whether you’re looking for something to keep you from getting bored, want teen crafts to make and sell, or are looking for DIY gifts for teens to make for friends and family. we know you’ll love our collection of DIY crafts for girls.
Crafts for Teenagers
Some of the crafts for teens are easy and can be done in under 10 minutes, others take a little more time and skill, but we know you can handle it!
Some of our favorite crafts for girls include a chunky knitted blanket you arm knit, a flamingo snow globe, DIY fluffy slime, and the marble jewelry dish.
We can’t wait to hear from YOU on what amazing crafts for teens you end up making! Although this list of ideas is all about crafts for teenagers, many would be popular with college-age girls, adults, or even tweens too!
Teen Art Projects to Buy
While most of the ideas in our post about fun art projects for teens are DIY craft ideas, sometimes it’s nice just to buy a complete craft kit online you can order from home!
Here’s a list of our favorite teen art projects that are ready to go with all of the supplies in the box.
Marble Jewelry Dish
Find the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess
Making a DIY clay jewelry dish makes fun crafts for teens but they also make great crafts for teens to make and sell or to give as gifts. You’d never know these marble jewelry dish tutorials weren’t store-bought.
Here’s a fun Youtube video to show you how they made an awesome marble jewelry dish!
Pom Pom Cactus
Find the Tutorial at Pinch Me Beautiful
Easy pom pom crafts are definitely crafts for teens they’ll love to make! Both pom pom crafts and all things cacti seem to be everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram these days, instead of having to take care of a real plant, why not make an easy pom pom cactus pot?
10 Min Gem Stone Soap
Find the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade
Making your own beauty and bath products are so fun and easy! You don’t need to settle for boring plain white soap when you can learn how to make gemstone soap rocks in only 10 minutes!
Here’s our recommended gem stone soap mold to get you started.
And if you want to make your own soaps, but would prefer a kit, here’s a great set with everything you need. This really makes a great teen craft for girls! My best friend’s teen daughter sells homemade soaps and beauty products at our local farmer’s market.
Making your own soaps is a terrific craft ideas for teens to make and sell too.
DIY BOHEMIAN WALL ART
Here’s a fun and easy DIY boho wall art idea that’s cheap and easy! Whether you buy multi-colored yarn or dip the yarn to color it yourself to create an ombre look, this project my blinds.com is an easy DIY boho project for beginners.
This project is easy, inexpensive and fun! Making a yarn wall hanging is an awesome way to make your own wall hangings before deciding to tackle a DIY macrame wall hanging?
Here’s a YouTube tutorial for this easy DIY yarn wall hanging to make it even easier!
If you’re interested in more boho craft ideas to be sure to check 15 more boho craft ideas for your boho chic bedroom!
Flamingo Mason Jar Snow Globe
Find the tutorial at Oh So Lovely Blog
If you’re a teen and you’re dreaming of the beach instead of the winter snow, how about making the cutest flamingo snow globe?
You might be surprised to hear that this mason jar snow globe project is actually made without water and is made with natural glycerin instead.
This is definitely one of our favorite DIY crafts for girls!
DIY Monogram Letters
Find the tutorial at Two Purple Couches
Decorating monogram letters like the first letter of your first name, your initials or even a cute saying like HI or LOL, make awesome crafts for teens.
Crafts stores carry a huge inexpensive variety of wooden letters and this is an easy project to keep teens busy that can be made in under an hour.
Rainbow Bath Bomb Recipe
Making your own fizzy bath bombs is all the rage. I spend tons of money on the popular LUSH bath bombs when you can make your own bath bombs with this bath bombs recipe!
While this tutorial is for making rainbow bath bombs. you could, of course, keep it simple and just make your homemade bath bombs as a solid color or just try mixing two colors. Feel free to add essential oils to your favorite scents!
DIY Macrame Feathers
Find the tutorial at Honestly WTF
We absolutely adore these gorgeous DIY macrame feathers. Why be basic when you can come up with a super unique macrame project?
What’s surprising about this DIY macrame project is that each feather is actually 18″! What a cool craft to make at home for your boho bedroom!
She suggests buying 1000 feet of 50mm single twist cotton cord, this is way to much for this project. In the reviews, she suggests to find some on Etsy that comes in a smaller quantity and is pre-dyed. Here’s an alternative for you to check out.
Learning how to make a t-shirt headband is a resourceful recycled craft idea for teens and makes a free DIY for girls. Making an adorable t-shirt headband is a fun and free way to upcycle your favorite t-shirt that no longer fits.
Find the tutorial at ehow.com
Felt Coasters DIY
Find the tutorial at Inspired by Charm
Learning how to make felt coasters are un crafts for teens on a rainy day. After they’re done making coasters they can make a cup of cocoa or homemade latte.
Wool felt coasters seem like something you’d find at Anthropologie, these do not look homemade!
While you can buy wool felt balls, if you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative, you could use small craft pom pom balls. They might flatten down a bit over time, BUT this is a fun and inexpensive craft teens can make when they’re bored.
Even More Crafts for Girls
Emoji Mason Jars
Find the tutorial at Our Messy Table
Emoji mason jars make the best crafts for teens. Whatever your current mood, you can express it on your emoji jar lol. If you don’t have mini fun-sized mason jars at home (or have spare baby food jars at home), we like to buy mini jars online for cheap.
Mini mason jars are perfect not only for your emoji jars but also for homemade beauty gifts, as a mini succulent planter or for mini desserts.
DIY Macaron Pillow
Find the tutorial at Camelot Fabrics Blog
This yummy DIY macaron pillow was too fun not to include, but sewing skills are required! This would not be the best project to start with if you’re a teen that doesn’t yet know how to sew.
Oversized plushies are everywhere this year, if you’d rather skip this project but want a macaroon plushie, you won’t be able to pass this one up.
Arm Knit Giant Blanket
Arm knit chunky blankets are so popular, what’s great about arm knitting is it’s easy to do and you don’t need to pay the price for huge jumbo needles. You can read our tutorial here about how to make a chunky knit blanket in less than one hour and be sure to also read about the best chunky knit yarns for arm knitting
We include knitting a jumbo blanket by arm knitting, with PVC pipe or with jumbo needles and also give you the BEST yarn sources whether you want cheap craft store yarn or merino wool.
How to Make a DIY Tassel Garland
Find the tutorial at Pizzazzerie
Whether you’re a teen looking for easy party decorations or just want to make cool DIY projects for your room, you’ll love these fun cool crafts with paper tassel garland!
DIY Painted Pots
Find the tutorial at Oh Mundo de Jess
This way too cute DIY painted pots project is in Spanish, but you can simply follow along with the photos to make your own winky face succulent garden.
Painting your own terracotta pots is such an easy way to give your plants a custom and cozy look.
DIY Fluffy Slime
Find the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids
Making your own slime isn’t just for young kids these days. There’s just something so fun and mesmerizing about playing with fluffy slime whether you’re a teen, kid or even an adult.
Even More Crafts for Teen Girls
Glitter Candle Holders
Get the tutorial at Soap Queen
Dipping old candle holders that you already have at home in glitter makes for cheap crafts for girls when you simply find inspiration from what you already have on hand.
Make Your Own Pillow Cases
Get the video tutorial
If your teen has a favorite quote or saying, putting it on a pillow for their room is a clever teen art project that’s not only creative, but something they’ll use for a long time.
DIY Leather Earrings
Get the tutorial from Lemony Fizz
Making your own jewlery is a super popular teen art project, why not get the supplies for something that’s actually really popular? These are also a great DIY gift idea for any female in your life from teens to moms.
Confetti Balloon Bowl
Get the Tutorial from DIY Projects
We all seem to have unused balloons at home leftover from parties in the past. Why not put extras to use and make these super fun balloon bowls made with confetti or recycled paper bits? If you cut up your own leftover paper, this is a super cheap craft idea for girls!
Jumbo Knot Pillow
Get the tutorial from Sugar and Cloth
Making a jumbo knot pillow is a super cool and cute pillow for her bed that’ll make all of her friends want to learn how to make one too!
A super modern and unique craft idea that adults would love too.
Beaded Wind Chime
Instructions by Garden Therapy
Making your own DIY windchime would be something perfect in your bedroom, dorm, or hanging outside. This would make a super cute gift too!
If you love to craft like we do, this is the perfect project to use up extra beads you have at home. Or buy a big bucket of beads.
Whether you use driftwood, a branch from your yard or a wooden rod from the craft store, anything sturdy you can drill holes into will work as the main support for your DIY beaded wind chime.
Rock Photo Holders
Get the tutorial from One Little Project
Making rock photo holders is another inexpensive craft project for girls, it’s easy enough to find rocks outside, all you need is any color of paint and wire.
Paint them with polka dots or with any design desired.
Washable Sharpie Mugs
Get the tutorial by The Love Nerds
If you have any plain white mugs around, did you know you can make washable Sharpie decorated mugs super easy?? Who knew you could do so many cool crafts with Sharpies!
DIY Painted Keys
Get the tutorial by Trend Hunter
Why be boring and stick to plain silver keys when you can paint your own to represent YOU! This Youtube video tutorial will show you all the tips and tricks for decorating y0our keys.
I hope you love our craft ideas for teens! Whether this will be a craft project for her, a mother-daughter craft, or simply crafts to do with friends when bored, we’d love to hear about the crafts you make.
Please post your photos below or on the Pinterest pin 🙂
More DIY Crafts for Teens to Try
Thanks for the roundup! I’ll be using a few of these.
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Gina L says
FYI the link for the 10 minute gem stone soap leads to the pom pom cacti.
Thank you for these ideas, I’ll try a few of them. A great way to make the weekend productive.
I saw these and I am definitely going to do them I am a kid and I am going to do them myself
I’m only 10 and these are awesome diy crafts.
These look awesome! gonna try a few 🙂