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Easy Summer Craft Ideas for Teenagers

Updated on January 2, 2015

Fun Teenage Crafts For Summer

Summer vacation is almost upon us, and I've collected a bunch of great summer craft ideas for teenagers to fill up some of that free time. Whether it's fashionable beach accessories, recycled windchimes, or organic bug repellent, there are crafts for teens of any age, gender, or skill level, so if you're looking for easy, fun crafts to do this summer, you're sure to find an idea here!

Summer Crafts For Teenage Girls

With these craft tutorials, it's easy to make your own accessories and jewelry for summer. Refurbish your wardrobe, and make extras for friends and family. (If you're not a girly girl, read on for more easy summer crafts you might enjoy!)

Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1.5mm 262 Feet NATURAL 42672
Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1.5mm 262 Feet NATURAL 42672

You'll need all the hemp you can get. (Ha ha.)


More Fun Crafts For Teen Girls

Take it to the next level by creating your own summer clothes! Here are a bunch of easy summer craft ideas to get you started.

Easy Summer Crafts For Guys

There's no law that stops you teenage guys from making hemp bracelets or cute sandals. But if you're looking for something extra macho, here are some simple craft ideas. Conversely, if you're a girl looking for some less girly crafts, you've come to the right place.

Duck Brand 280410 Printed Duct Tape, Checker, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll
Duck Brand 280410 Printed Duct Tape, Checker, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll

Silver is not your only choice for duct tape wallets anymore.


More Teenage Craft Ideas

Personal adornment not your thing, or do you reject the gender binary? Try these fun craft projects for teenagers, from the ridiculously easy to the truly impressive.

Sharpie Fine Electro Pop Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, 24/Pack (1927350)
Sharpie Fine Electro Pop Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, 24/Pack (1927350)

Sharpies come in a rainbow of colors for all your summer craft needs.


DIY Projects For Summer

Ready to get your hands dirty? You can make these summer essentials yourself with a quick trip to the supermarket and a little elbow grease.

Share your favorite teenage craft ideas here, and let me know what you think!

Ready For Summer? - Get crafting!

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Lots of great ideas for both boys and girls. Teens will love this.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You have so many ideas here! I like the link for making homemade chalk. Fun!

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      mommysue lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for the great ideas. I have a 13 year old and I am sure she will find at least one idea that she will love.

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      thecrochetcubby 4 years ago

      I love that you did this lens with teenagers in mind and that you included the guys. Bravo!

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      Barbara 4 years ago from USA

      Great lens, ncie job.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hoping to find more but what the things that I like are things that I can do over and over again

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Lots of creative ideas! Super! ^_^

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      Very cool craft ideas. Nice lens!

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      Just-a-Day-Dream 4 years ago

      Very cool maybe add something like stained art of something i don't know your the pro here =D

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      Lots of awesome ideas here! I don't have teens, but they will enjoy these when they are older.

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      damoiselle 5 years ago

      @Nina_Horan: Thanks, I think.

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      Nina_Horan 5 years ago

      oh and the glitter shades where super cute i would so make that seems pertty messy thoughâº

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      Nina_Horan 5 years ago

      most is cute and cool but some of the thing are stupid and ugly

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      Dawn Lasmanis 5 years ago from Ocala, Florida

      Thinking I might try the Sharpie Tie Dye Tees with my daughter. They're so cute and I would definitely wear them!

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      spids1 5 years ago

      I love it! Super cute lens. These ideas will probably come in handy living in Florida. Everything is beached themed here :-P

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Passing this on to my teen to try out some of the crafts. Blessed.

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      Prescriptiondrugrehab 5 years ago

      I liked the Braided Flip Flops!

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      markadamdouglass 5 years ago

      Thanks for compiling all of these great ideas together!

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      loreannmclean 5 years ago

      Great ideas! I'll be linking to your lens!

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      damoiselle 5 years ago

      @gold3: Bracelets seem to be THE cool thing lately!

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      damoiselle 5 years ago

      @psiloveyou1: That sounds awesome!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      This week my daughter is going to work on a recipe scrapbook.

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      gold3 5 years ago

      my pre-teens are really into making bracelets

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      gold3 5 years ago

      my pre-teens are really into making bracelets

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      alot of great ideas

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      hippiechicjewelz 5 years ago

      Having teens in my home I am always looking for craft ideas to keep them entertained. This was a great lens with some really great ideas!

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      damoiselle 5 years ago

      @hippiechicjewelz: Thanks! Check back, I will continue to add links all spring :)

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      gamesngames 5 years ago

      good lens

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      BetsiGoutal1 5 years ago

      One of my favourite crafting memories from my teen years was when I snagged my mom's acrylic paints (craft ones, not the fancy kind!) and made a mini-mural on the side of my bookshelf. I still have that set of shelves and I love them :)

      Great list of ideas - I love the tire sandals, how cool is that?!