4 Irresistibly Charming Craft Ideas for Teenage Girls

Craft Ideas for Teenage Girls
Making crafts is one of the most satisfying, fulfilling, and mentally rewarding hobbies. Make your summer vacations exciting this year around by making some unique crafts with elements that are easily available around the house. Teenage girls out there can take inspiration from this article.
Summer vacations always start with a lot of anticipation, enthusiasm, and energy. But, within two to three days, teenagers get bored and cannot seem to think of any way to pass their time. Teaching them arts and crafts is a good way to keep them engaged and also enhance their creativity. There are many ideas that don't cost too much and requires easily available supplies. Homemade purses and totes, headbands and hair clips, wind chimes and decorative items are all such crafts that any teenage girl will enjoy making.

Button Bracelet

Things required
  • A few green and blue round buttons (in different sizes)
  • Crimping beads
  • Flexible wire
  • Needle nose pliers
  • 2 end closures
  • Blue oval beads
Procedure

First, lay out the beads and buttons in front of you on the work table. Now, measure the circumference of your wrist and cut the length of the flexible wire accordingly, adding two to three inches to the wire. With the help of the needle nose pliers, attach one of the closures to one end of the flexible wire. Next, string a crimping bead and crimp it tightly with the pliers. String one green and one blue button, followed by three blue oval beads. Continue stringing buttons and beads in this way until you come to the end of the flexible wire. Attach one more crimping bead, followed by the closure. Your button bracelet is ready!

Decoupage Clipboard

Things required
  • 1 clipboard (cardboard or metal)
  • Candy wrappers
  • Decoupage glue
  • Pair of scissors
  • 1 small paintbrush
Procedure

Place the candy wrappers inside a heavy book for a few days so that the wrappers become crease-free. Now, clean the clipboard and sand it down lightly with a fine grit sandpaper if it is made of cardboard. Next, apply a thin coat of decoupage glue over the clipboard and arrange the colorful candy wrapper over it. Make sure that some of the wrappers overlap each other so that it looks more interesting. After you are done covering the clipboard with candy wrappers, allow the clipboard to dry thoroughly. When it is dry, paint it with a thin coating of decoupage glue that has been diluted with water. Allow glue to dry before using the clipboard.

Potato Print Gift Tag

Things required
  • 1 large potato
  • Card paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • A shallow plate
  • Ribbon
  • A sharp knife
Method

First, clean the potato and cut it in half. Next, draw an abstract or geometrical pattern on the fleshy part of the potato. Gouge out the pattern with a sharp utility knife. Make sure that the pattern is prominent and you have carved it in such a way that the cut off portion has a depth of at least ┬╝th inches.

In a shallow plate, mix a bit of watercolor paint with a bit of water. Make sure that the paint is not too runny or too thick. Next, cut out a gift tag pattern on the card paper by using an old gift tag as a template. Dip the patterned side of the potato into the paint and then carefully place it over the gift tag that you have prepared. Press it firmly for a few seconds and lift the potato carefully from the tag. Allow it to dry and then punch a hole at the top of the tag. Insert the narrow ribbon through the tag and your gift tag is ready to be used.

Seashell Wind Chime

Things required
  • 2 hardy sticks
  • Cotton string
  • Seashells (in varying shapes and sizes)
  • Craft drill
Procedure

First, clean the seashells thoroughly in water and then put them out to dry. Next, drill a small hole on top of the shells. String a piece of cotton thread trough the holes on a seashell and tie it to one of the longer sticks. String some more shells in a similar fashion and tie it to both, the long and the short string. Attach the shorter stick to the longer stick with the cotton thread. To make the wind chime more attractive, the seashells should be attached to the sticks at varying lengths.

These ideas were just to give you a head start. You can be as creative as you wish and come up with great craft designs.