If we are all honest with ourselves, no one ever outgrows crafts so matter how old we get! My mom is over 30 years old and she still enjoys a good project now and then! So whether you admit it, or do it in secret, here are 7 perfect crafts for teens! (but adults will love them too!)
1. Tie Dye T-shirts
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I think we should bring this 80's trend back in! Tie dye shirts are happy and bright and cheerful. You can make a tie dye shirt simple as pie. You will need a 100% cotton t-shirt. Wet it with water, then tie it in two or the knots or twist it and secure with several rubber bands spread out over the shirt. Dip it in a tub full of dye of your choice, let it soak for 20 minutes, then rinse it and hang out to dry! There, you have a Tye dye tee!
2. Decoupage Collage Box
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Who doesn't love cutting and pasting? Seems we never get too old for this one! Cut out different pictures from magazines that you like and glue them to a box of any size. A shoe box or a jewelry box would be ideal. You can paint it or cover it with solid white paper first if you want. After you glue all your pictures onto the box, you can use markers or stickers to write words or quotes on it. You could glue small gemstones or rocks to the top for extra decorations!
3. Bath Salts
Photo Credit: Ben Cardy
Here is an idea that makes an excellent gift! Combine equal amounts of Epsom salts and sea salt in a pretty glass bottle. Add a few drops of essential oil or scented oil and a few drops of food coloring in the color of your choice. Shake the bottle well! There, you have just made a batch of bath salts! Tie a ribbon around the bottle for a pretty touch!