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Quick and Easy Crafts Ideas for Teens

Crafts Teens Can Make in Under an Hour

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Here is a list of quick and easy crafts, ideas and projects that teens to make in less than an hour. Simple step-by-step instructions for fun, trendy and creative crafts your teen can enjoy making alone to bust their boredom, with friends or if you need a craft for a group of youths. Teens are capable of learning more complicated crafting therefore, you can peak their interests with these crafts first.

1. Denim Pocket Message Center

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Denise D. Witmer

This is such a practical craft project for teens. A message center so that you can leave messages for them. An easy recycle craft that is very quick to put together and should be dry when the hour is up.

2. Ribbon Bangle Bracelet

quick easy crafts teens
Denise D. Witmer

Using hot glue or perminent glue dots will keep the time limit for this trendy bracelet craft under one hour.

3. Flower Hair Pins Craft

quick easy crafts teens
Denise D. Witmer

Hair clips make perfect crafts for teen girls who want to match outfits or to just look good. These flower hair clips make up very quickly - 10 minutes tops! They also make good gifts and party favors for your teen's friends.

4. Simple Beaded Ring for Fingers or Toes

quick easy crafts teens
Denise D. Witmer

This simple beaded ring can be made in any color or multi-colors. It is versatile in size, just add or subtract a few of the smaller beads to make it bigger or smaller. And the elastic makes it comfortable to wear as a toe ring as well, which is a trend teens really like.

5. Jeans Pencil Holder Craft for Teen School Lockers

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Denise D. Witmer

When my teen grew out of this pair of jeans, I knew we had to recycle them into something she could use. This craft is so useful to teens who have to go digging around in their school lockers looking for school supplies like pencils, pens or paper clips. Just stick it on the inside door of a metal locker and put in all of your little supplies. 

6. Beaded Napkin Ring

quick easy crafts teens
Denise D. Witmer

The example for our beaded napkin ring is done in harvest or fall colors, although it can be done in any color bead. This makes this craft able to fit many different themes for teen parties, holidays or prom and graduation events.

7. Snake Knot Bracelet

quick easy crafts teens
Denise D. Witmer

This knot tying bracelet is fun to make and is a real boredom buster for teens. I had a groupd of teens making these while on a trip when we had to wait for buses. They were easy to carry and quick and easy to do.

8. Personalized Blue Jean Neck Pillow

quick easy crafts teens
Denise D. Witmer

This personalize teen craft is made from an old pair of blue jeans. My daughter uses hers all of the time, she loves the shape for lounging on while reading on her bed. You'll need to substitute colored sharpie markers to create the name art on the pillow instead of the puff paint in order to keep to the under an hour time limit.

9. Sewn Flower Bookmark Craft

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Denise D. Witmer

This bookmark requires very simple sewing for teens to learn how to sew a straight line with a machine, use pins and sew on some buttons with a needle and thread.

10. Easy Braided Cord Bookmark

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Denise D. Witmer

Our example of the easy braided cording bookmark is a Halloween themed one. You can make this craft up very quickly and theme it for school crafts that make a great fundraiser or any number of special occaisions.

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