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52 Crafting Activities for Tweens

From Paperclip Doll Hangers to Meshed Mood Boards

— July 22, 2015 — Eco
These crafting activities for tweens serve as dynamic activities that allow the imagination to blossom. Whether to get a fashionable look for less or in order to create something special that makes your bedroom feel like your own, the sheer pride and joy felt after making something with one's own hands is almost unbeatable.

While many of us were tasked with sorting through books or glossy magazine pages for crafting ideas, today's tween has seemingly endless options thanks to the massive online DIY community. A great offline activity on restless summer afternoons, these crafting activities for tweens also have dynamic real world applications, such as fine motor coordination, self-regulation and bilateral coordination, to name a few.
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Crinkled Credential Holders
Crinkled Credential Holders
These DIY Paper Card Holders Add Artistic Touches to Business Cards
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51
DIY No-Carve Pumpkins
DIY No-Carve Pumpkins
Leaf.tv Demonstrates Four Alternate Ways to Decorative Halloween Gourd
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50
DIY Americana Apparel
DIY Americana Apparel
The Goodwill Gal Bleach Gel Shorts Celebrate Nationalistic Pride Via Fashion
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49
Meshed Mood Boards
Meshed Mood Boards
This DIY Net Inspiration Board is a Great Way to Keep Track of Your Dreams
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48
Fruity Collar Necklaces
Fruity Collar Necklaces
These DIY Watermelon Peter Pan Collars Add Color to Any Outfit
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47
Marble Manicure Tutorials
Marble Manicure Tutorials
Love Aesthetics Blog Shows Fans an Easy Nail Art DIY Project
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46
DIY Paper Twine
DIY Paper Twine
Gift Wrap is More Special with Personal Touches and Finishes
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45
Paper Produce Sets
Paper Produce Sets
Mr. Printables' DIY Paper Craft Kit Yields an Oversized Set of Fruit
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44
Animalistic Box Lids
Animalistic Box Lids
These DIY Party Boxes are Topped with Upcycled Plastic Toys
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43
DIY Edible Confetti
DIY Edible Confetti
Sugar and Cloth Presents a Great Way to Eat and Celebrate
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42
DIY Watermelon Coasters
DIY Watermelon Coasters
These Homemade Coasters are Perfect for Saving a Few Pennies This Summer
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41
Customized Sci-Fi Sneakers
Customized Sci-Fi Sneakers
These DIY Shoes are Inspired by Dr. Who and Can Be Purchased on Etsy
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40
Romantic Strawberry Bouquets
Romantic Strawberry Bouquets
This Edible Bouquet is a Sweet Alternative to a Flower Arrangement
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39
Colorful Crochet Laces
Colorful Crochet Laces
These Handmade Knitted Shoe Lace Designs Add Color to Any Pair of Sneakers
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38
Paperclip Doll Hangers
Paperclip Doll Hangers
This DIY Miniature Doll Clothing Rack is Super Easy to Make
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37
Customizable Card Kits
Customizable Card Kits
This Greeting Card Kit Lets You Put Your Own Stamp on Heartfelt Messages
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36
Celeb-Crafted DIY Accessories
Celeb-Crafted DIY Accessories
The Miley Cyrus Dirty Hippie Exhibit Features DIY Jeremy Scott Looks
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35
Laser-Printed Jackets
Laser-Printed Jackets
These DIY Denim Jackets Come With an Skull Design Made by a Laser
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34
Bejeweled Summer Accessories
Bejeweled Summer Accessories
These DIY Jewel Sandals are Inspired by Marni's Luxe Footwear Designs
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33
Flirty Eye Manicures
Flirty Eye Manicures
Honestly WTF's DIY Eye Nail Art is Mystical and Easy to Create
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32
Flowered Coffee Filters
Flowered Coffee Filters
These DIY Paper Flowers are Made from Dyed Filters
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31
Homemade Exfoliation Cubes
Homemade Exfoliation Cubes
The DIY Coconut Coffee Exfoliating Bar is Great for Dull Winter Skin
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30
DIY Clear Clutches
DIY Clear Clutches
Swellmayde's DIY Clutch Project Can be Put Together for Pennies
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29
DIY Pom Pom Blankets
DIY Pom Pom Blankets
Sugar and Cloth Creates a Throw Rug from Basic Materials
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28
Fruity Easter Eggs
Fruity Easter Eggs
Brit + Co's DIY Easter Eggs Are Transformed to Look Like Fresh Produce
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27
Girly Valentine's Day DIYs
Girly Valentine's Day DIYs
Ashley Isenhour's Heart and Arrow Hair Pin is Romantic
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26
DIY Daisy Manicures
DIY Daisy Manicures
This Beauty Tutorial Teaches You How to Draw Daisy Flowers on Your Nails
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25
DIY Woven Accessories
DIY Woven Accessories
This Fishtail Braid Bracelet is a Chic and Fun DIY Project
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24
Tie-Dye Tissue Crafts
Tie-Dye Tissue Crafts
This Tissue Paper DIY Project Adds Color to Any Gift
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23
DIY Americana Footwear
DIY Americana Footwear
Kick Off July 4th Celebrations with These Painted American Flag Sneakers
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22
DIY Rainbow Putty
DIY Rainbow Putty
This Kid-Friendly Craft is Made Using Simple Household Ingredients
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21
Dip-Dyed Kitchen Accessories
Dip-Dyed Kitchen Accessories
These Wooden Spoons are Painted in a Palette of Vibrant Hues
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20
Handmade Horseshoe Decor
Handmade Horseshoe Decor
Etsy's Marleyandalfie's Shop Creates Yarn-Wrapped Horseshoes Accessories
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19
Tie Dye Soaps
Tie Dye Soaps
This DIY Craft Idea Makes Beautiful Tie Dye Soaps that are Perfect for Gifts
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18
Pineapple Party Bags
Pineapple Party Bags
These Homemade Pineapple Loot Bag Designs are Ideal for Birthdays
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17
Crayon-Colored Candles
Crayon-Colored Candles
The DIY Dip-Dyed Candles Make Your Home a More Relaxing Yet Colorful Place
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16
Upcycled Insect Plates
Upcycled Insect Plates
This DIY Dishware Collection Features Printed Tea Cups and Saucers
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15
DIY Designer Headbands
DIY Designer Headbands
Honestly WTF's Stylish Tutorial is Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana
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14
DIY Mat Straps
DIY Mat Straps
This Creative Macramé Yoga Mat Strap Can Be Easily Made By Yourself at Home
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13
Dried Floral Adornments
Dried Floral Adornments
Emily Geraghty Creates a Fake Temporary Tattoo with Real Flowers
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12
Floral Crown Crafts
Floral Crown Crafts
This Fresh DIY Flower Crown Makes the Prettiest Outdoor Festival Accessory
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11
Crafty Air Balloon Decor
Crafty Air Balloon Decor
This DIY Hot Air Balloon Party Decor Idea is Perfect for any Occasion
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10
Knotted Plant Hangers
Knotted Plant Hangers
These DIY Planter Holders are Fun and Easy-to-Make
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9
Artistic DIY Dishware
Artistic DIY Dishware
Fall For DIY's Latest Home Decor Project is Visually Striking
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8
Jeweled Paracord Bracelets
Jeweled Paracord Bracelets
Erica of Honestly WTF Created a Stylish DIY Project
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7
Treat-Serving Rings
Treat-Serving Rings
These 3D-Printed Ring Designs Let You Eat Cake, Cookies and Berries
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6
Abstract Art Manicures
Abstract Art Manicures
Fall For DIY's Brush Stroke Nail Art is Easy and Fashion-Forward
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5
DIY Yarn Mandalas
DIY Yarn Mandalas
Jay Mohler's Mandala Art is Designed to Ward Off Unwanted Spirits
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4
Mexican Necklace DIYs
Mexican Necklace DIYs
Bespoke Bride's Handmade Jewelry Piece Boasts Eye-Catching Hues
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3
DIY Geometric Candles
DIY Geometric Candles
These Faceted DIY Candles are Made Using Old Crayon Wax and Paper Molds
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2
School Supply Clutches
School Supply Clutches
The DIY Pencil Clutch is Perfect for Those Heading Back to School
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1
Painted Stone Crafts
Painted Stone Crafts
These Dotted Ocean Stones are Designed by Creative Studio Elspeth McLean
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