Round-Up: 20+ craft activities for teens and tweens

Finding fun screen-free activities is not alway an easy task. We’ve rounded up over 20 different arts and crafts for your teens and tweens to get busy with!

Photo wall collage

A photo wall collage is a way for your teen to keep relieving all their most important moments. Watch their creativity blossom with these photo wall collage layouts

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Create crayon colour block candles

Use the microwave and dixie cups to make these colour block candles. Use a box of crayons to create fun and unique colour combos.  


DIY Yarn Wall Hanging

This DIY yarn wall hanging is inexpensive to make but looks fabulous on the wall in any teens room. 


Hand dipped nail polish marbled mugs

Pick up some white ceramic mugs or bowls at the local dollar store to keep the cost on this one low. Using a glittery nail polish also adds a bid of extra dimension to these marbled mugs.  

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Mason Jar ring map ornament

These map ornaments are a great project to commemorate a family vacation or to gift for future travels. The mason jar tops and maps will excite the spirit of everyone with a little wanderlust.


Gold Magnetic locker letters

You might remember these letters from when your child was little. With a little spray paint that childhood toy can turn into the perfect set of gold locker magnets for middle school. 


Duct tape bookmarks

For these duct tape bookmarks all you’ll need is some tape and a pair of scissors. You can find nearly every pattern and color duct tape on Amazon so don’t feel limited. 


Make your own bath bombs

Use essential oils to make colourful and relaxing bath bombs for a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones. 


Mini marquee sign 

Everyone loves a marquees sign, complete with quirky sayings. This mini matchbox version is the perfect option for your quote loving teen.


No sew t-shirt tote bag

Upcycle an old favourite t-shirt into a new favourite tote bag! This project is quick and only uses items you probably already have laying around the house.


DIY book planter

Spend the morning browsing your local flea market so your teen can pick out the perfect hardcover book for their new succulent planter


Decorative string art

This name string art piece takes a bit of pre-planning to collect the needed supplies. It will however be a piece your tween can hold on to for a long time. 


Make marbled paper with shaving cream 

Use a couple of supplies you already have a home to make marbled paper. It’s also a great idea for creating personalized greeting cards. 


DIY Sugar Scrub

Being a teenage sometimes feels like the most stressful thing. Taking time for some relaxing self-care while making and using this sugar scrub will mean the world to your overwhelmed teen. 


Message in a bottle

A tiny message or picture in a bottle is a great way to preserve a perfect moment. These are so cute they would also make great gifts to share with friends. 


Handmade woven coasters

Once your child learns to weave they will be able to master all sorts of projects. These hand woven coasters are a great place to start learning those new skills. 


Stress ball

These stress balls are simple to make using a couple of household materials. Having something to fidget with while watching tv or doing homework is a great relaxation technique for people of all ages. 


Display colouring page suncatchers

Display some favourite colouring pages by turning them into translucent sun catchers, The key supply here is the oil used to help catch the sun. 


Dot Flower Pot 

This craft is great for everyone because the end result is beautiful even if you’re not artistic! Buy a pic pack of Sharpies in assorted colours so everyone can be as creative as they want on their dot flower pot


Starburst Wrapper Bracelet

Find a way to put all that candy they eat to good use. These Starburst wrapper bracelets are good afternoon activity to keep them busy. 

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Ombre Pine Cones

Seasonal crafts are a great way to enjoy some screen-free family time. Plus, these ombre pine cones will look great as a part of any tablescape. 


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