From purely creative to fully functioning, there are a host of good projects online that you can swoop up for the older kids of the house. Check out the tutorials, snag the supplies, and then spend an afternoon helping them spread their artistic wings. These 14 DIYs are perfect for your teens to show their creativity with. Dive on in and let us know what your favorites are!
Melly Sews will teach us all how to whip up some scrunchies. The 90’s are back in style and that includes wearing one or two of these on your wrist or in your hair. Learning how to create these will help each of your teens to plump up their accessory collection.
2. T-Shirt Dreamcatchers
Grab some of their old t-shirts and instead of throwing them out – help the kiddos turn them into something brand new! T-shirts can easily become funky dreamcatchers. Snag the details by visiting Small For Big.
3. Confetti Planter
Add something snazzy to their room with some help from A Kailo Chic Life. A bit of confetti can go a lot way and can turn a normal planter into something with more personality. Instead of florals though – plant some succulents.
4. Exfoliating Soap Bar
Your teens may want some recipes for natural beauty products. Start it off with this tutorial for exfoliating bar soap. Check out the instructions at A Beautiful Mess.
5. Foiled Initials
Pure Joy Home has a super easy project up their sleeve as well. If you’re looking for something simple but also something personalized – check out this gold foiled initial idea. After the completion, it becomes a functional piece of decor for a bedroom!
6. Crystal Lip Gloss
Kimspired DIY will walk you through the DIY clear lip gloss tutorial. What’s great about this it’s in classic, rollerball form that makes us all squeal with joy! We’re loving this trendy piece of handmade beauty.
7. Galaxy Jar
Slime and sensory bottles are really in right now too – even for older kids and adults. So, your teens may want to whip up their own instagrammable jars. This galaxy bottle DIY can be found at Momdot.
8. Painted Feathers
Soul Makes went with a more creative outlet. Grab some feathers – faux or real – and some paint. Everyone can use their personal creativity to create their own designs. And afterward, display them in any way you’d like. We do love the idea of shadowboxing them or placing them in a vase.
Another personalized project to have the older kiddos dive into comes from Tatertots and Jello. These DIY bookmarks can have be customized with quotes, book titles, or just names! Grab some classic art supplies and dive in.
10. No-Sew Pop Tart Pillow
You don’t have to know how to sew to make cute pillows. You don’t have to sew to make these pop tart cuties either. Thankfully, you can follow along at Aww Sam for all the right details.
11. Bottle Cap Macaroon Ornaments
If it’s around the holidays, check out these bottlecap macaroon ornaments! They’re super easy to whip up and super cute upon completion. It’s a great idea inspired from A Little Craft In Your Day.
12. Marble Ring Dish
If you want to grab some clay and really make a from-scratch treat, check out A Beautiful Mess. These marbled ring dishes look beautiful on office desks or on the top of a chest of drawers. Grab some metallic spray paint to take care of the accent edges.
13. Terrazzo Notebooks
You can even make your own notebooks – which seems like a fitting experience for teens too. Use these for school or as personal journals. Check out all the details by visiting out friends at Enthralling Gumption .
14. Watermelon Pom-Poms
Brit + Co leaves us with this adorable watermelon pom pom accent for backpackes, purses, and the like. It can be used as a keychain too if you prefer. It also makes a great DIY gift!