Crafts for Teenagers

Fun and Easy Crafts for Teenagers That'll Keep Boredom Away

Getting bored indoor? Want to try making something creative? There are endless options if you have the time and eagerness to try out new things. Presented below are myriad arts and craft ideas for teenagers.
You are looking for indoor activities on a rainy day. Your room has turned dull and boring and you want to decorate it your way. You wish to save your pocket money and can't spend, but wish to learn a new activity. You are looking for a fun-filled activity to do with your girlfriends (and also boast about it later). A simple solution in all these cases is arts and crafts!

Unique Crafts

There are simply countless creative objects you can make with things found at home, in very little time, and without losing interest.

Photo on Wood

We all love having pictures and posters on our bedroom wall. But using frames or stick-in posters is so passé! Why not adorn your bedroom wall with a picture directly embossed on wood? How to do it? Here are easy step-by-step instructions:

Photo on wood

Things you'll need:
  1. Picture of your choice (one that you wish to frame)
  2. Fabric transfer paper
  3. Inkjet printer
  4. Smooth wooden sheet
  5. Iron
  6. Sander
Procedure:
  1. Before you begin, make sure the size of the picture and the wooden sheet match each other.
  2. Sand the wooden sheet with a sander until smooth.
  3. Using an inkjet printer, print a mirror image of the picture you wish to use on a fabric paper.
  4. Place the printed picture (image-side-down) on the wooden sheet. Make sure there are no creases.
  5. Now, using an iron, start pressing on top of the paper, applying pressure and heat evenly. You will need to do this for a couple of minutes.
  6. After 2-3 minutes, lift some portion of the corner to check if the image is transferred.
  7. If it is done, lift the paper slowly and take it off completely.
  8. Your wooden frame is ready! Once you master the basic technique, you can try making picture frames, coasters, gift articles, and other decorative wooden objects with different pictures.
Decorative Sneakers

This is an easy craft idea to transform your old, dull sneakers into something new and unique! All you need is a pair of sneakers (preferable in white or black color) and paint (acrylic or fabric).

Decorating sneakers

Procedure:
  1. Firstly, clean the sneakers that you wish to remodel.
  2. You can either have a rough design printed on a paper as a reference and practice on a paper, or start right away in case you are accustomed to drawing and painting.
  3. Now, using a pencil, make a rough outline of the design or pattern that you wish to make.
  4. Next, using fabric colors, color on the shoes. Let the paint dry overnight. Your personalized customized decorative sneakers are ready to use!
Some More Craft Ideas

Following are some more interesting craft ideas to try at home. You can use the ideas as they are or improvise on the same according to your creativity.

Fun Crafts

Crafts for teens can range from articles made of paper, wood, beads, etc. You need not spend to buy your raw material required for crafts. A thing as simple as a pine cone can be put into use, in order to make a decorative article. Same is the case with colorful paper, paper napkins, tissues, beads, colorful thread, cotton, old socks, etc.Crafts For Different Occasions

You wish to decorate your apartment, hostel room for Christmas or Halloween, but don't have enough cash to spare. In that case, with your artistic and creative skills, you can make your own decorations for different occasions.Crafts to Make and Sell

Your friends envy the beautiful beaded jewelry that you have made, the scented candles that adorn your room, and request you to make some for them too. You oblige and they are impressed. So, why not make it a full-time holiday business of making money with your art? You can use any of the aforementioned ideas or look for some more in the following write-ups:Remember apart from the fun and enjoyment you have, learning a new art always helps; you will experience the happiness of creating something beautiful, which cannot be explained. If you try out these ideas, you'll find out soon enough! Good luck!
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