My 3 Monsters: 10 Super Easy Craft Ideas{To Make With Teenage Girls}

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10 Super Easy Craft Ideas
{To Make With Teenage Girls}

I love teenage girls.  My almost-fifteen year old daughter is so much fun to be around {95% of the time}.  I have worked with the Young Women at our church -- all twelve to eighteen years old -- for the past seven years.  It's my favorite!  This year, in addition to my regular work with the girls, I have been asked to head up the craft cabin at our annual Girl's Camp.  It's kind-of a dream job for me, I'm not gonna' lie.  So I've had easy and inexpensive crafts on the brain for the past little while.  I've put together a roundup of ten of my favorite ideas from all over the internet to share with y'all today.

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1. Magnetic Mousetrap Memo Clips {from Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom}.  How great would these be for the girls to hang in their lockers at school?!  They look really easy to make and the girls can get super creative with the embellishments.

2. Jute and Button Bracelets {inspired by Basketfull of Trinkets on Etsy} It will take some experimenting on my part to figure these babies out, but I know we have tons of buttons in the camp closet so these will be practically free.  The price is right {!!} and the girls always love stuff they can make and wear or give to their secret sisters.

3. Felt Bow Hair Clips {from Oliver and S} I made some of these a few weeks ago and they are adorable.  They only take minutes and anyone can make them, no matter the skill-level.  Teenage girls on a busy schedule at camp LOVE instant gratification projects like this.

4. Beaded Braided Bracelets {from Honestly . . .} These look super easy and classy enough that even the women leaders may want to wear them.  I want to make myself a whole wrist full.

5. Popsicle Stick Bracelets {from The Letter 4 via The 36th Avenue}Can you believe that those cuffs were made from popsicle sticks soaked in hot water and molded inside a cup?!  I love these fabric covered & rosette versions, but I've also seen them painted or with cute paper Mod-Podged on.

6. Jersey Knit Bracelets {from V & Co.}  So . . . I'm a bracelet girl, I guess.  I love these woven t-shirt bracelets, but they could also be made into headbands if you just made them longer.

7. Duct Tape Lanyards {from Crafty Soccer Mom}  The teenage girls I know love lanyards for holding their keys.  These ones would be durable and there are so many fun duct tape patterns these days you could make them really cute.

8. Painted Rock Magnets {from Lori-Lee Thomas Fine Art and Illustration}  These could also be pendants if you drilled a tiny hole in the top with a Dremel.  They are just so cute!  I can see the girls really enjoying painting these, and, hey, rocks = cheap.

9. Pom Pom Fabric Pens {from Sew Sara} The girls are encouraged to write in their journals every day at camp and send little notes to their friends and leaders.  These pens would be perfect for that.

10. Up-Inspired Bottle Cap Pins {from A Law Student's Journey}  Our main crafts at camp this year that everyone makes are embellished military-style hats.  These bottle cap pins could be decorated however the girls choose and pinned onto their hats as a little memento of their camp experience this year.  I made some for my girls for our Up-themed New Beginnings program and they were a hit.

There you have it!  That just scratches the surface of what you can find on tons of awesome blogs via Pinterest.  These are just some of the front-runners in my search.  I hope this helps whether you are a fellow camp leader or a mom of tweens or teens who is looking for things to do with your kids this summer.  Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. I am so excited you are heading up the craft cabin - it's a match made in heaven :)


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