image of young girl painting a tween craft

Sharing is caring!

Spoiler Alert: It can be tough to get our tweens (or teens) off their screens. With summer coming, they’ll have more free time and they will be leaning into the screens! I’ve curated these super fun and easy art projects and fun crafts for tweens and teens that they will love! You might even want to join in!

collage of  colorful pretty crafts - perfect crafts for tweens

Here are some really fun and easy crafting projects for older kids – tweens and teens. These will make both pretty crafts for tweens and they’re also great as diy gifts.

Lots of kids also gain self-confidence from choosing, planning, and finishing a DIY project, like a craft. And if they’s planned this one for a friend – even better!

image of young girl painting a tween craft

Everything on this list is geared toward kids ages 10 and up. But rest assured that teens and even adults will love them too. These fun craft ideas are perfect for tweens or teens looking for something engaging to do – that isn’t a screen.

From cute homemade bookmarks to friendship bracelets, there is something for everyone on this list. We’ll be using washi tape, tie dye, lip balm, duct tape, and more!

Ready, set, go!

Crafts for Tweens

I hope you’ve picked one of these crafts for tweens to inspire you or your tween (or both of you) to get crafty and creative!

Even if it isn’t a craft, I’ll leave an “invitation” out for the boys to try something on their own. Hopefully it’s something that will use and build their creative thinking skills. Many times it will be a game or something to build, my guys love to tinker and build.

And then other times, I’ll just leave out some of our favorite supplies and let them have at it. These are some of our favorites:

Our Favorite Crafting Supplies

Pick A Few Crafts For Tweens & Ditch the Tech for a Day

Last summer was when I began to look for crafts and activities to keep us from being overwhelmed by tech and the intensity that it brings. So, I also wanted to share my finds from that search – I found art projects, science-y crafts, super fun activities, outdoor craft activities – you name it!

Check that out here: 75+ Activities and Crafts for Teens & Tweens That Won’t Get Eye Rolls, Sighs, or Grunts

I’d love to hear which craft you chose and if you and your tween had a moment together. Arts and crafts are a great opportunity to get a moment of your tween’s attention – and there are others that won’t take as much time or any planning.

Grab the cheat sheet below to discover other ways of connecting – these are super quick and effective – no crafts required.

Ways to Be Present Every Day With Your Kids

Grab the Cheat Sheet!

Does spending one on one time with each of your kids feel overwhelming?

Let me help make it feel easy and simple with tons of easily actionable – do it now – ideas for quality time.

Don’t Forget To Pin This For Later!

collage of pretty colorful crafts for tweens and single image of young girl working at crafting table