diy projects for girls

DIY Projects For Girls

Are you surviving the week? I sure hope so! If you are like me and have older children, then your kids are in school and the house is a tad quieter during the day. If you have older kids then you also are probably plagued by the incessant chorus of “Mom, I’m bored!” regularly. In the past, we have shared loads of ideas from IShare to keep little fingers busy, but what about the older ones? They sometimes need more of a challenge to express themselves creatively, so today we are sharing 10 diy projects for girls! Yay! Thanks to your amazing submissions to the IShare websites, there are plenty of ideas to be found. Let’s check out a few!

1. Easy, Reusable Journal Cover

diy projects for girls

4R3Kids shares a super simple (i.e. even I can follow along) tutorial on how to make adorable, resuable, washable fabric notebook covers! This is the perfect way to teach  basic sewing and really let your teen’s personality become a part of her every day!

2. Elements of the Periodic Table Printable Art!

elements art

Have a science nut in the family? Craftiments created these awesome pieces of free printable art. These would look amazing framed on his/her bedroom wall, or even just pinned up in his/her locker at school! These are so cool.

3. DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub

DIY Projects For Girls

Your teenage daughter will love how silky smooth her skin feels after using this sugar scrub, but she’ll love the fact that she MADE it even more! And guess what? It’s only two ingredients! Perfection.

4. Flower Vase Makeover!

DIY Projects For Girls

Big Bear’s wife took some thrift store finds and created these gorgeous remakes. Your teen will love putting her creative touch in her own style, then displaying her creation in her room for her BFFs to see!

5. Custom Colored Candy!

Custom Colored Candy

I haven’t met a teen, yet, who doesn’t still love sugar. Or any food for that matter. PaperVine shares a simple way to custom color some candy! This will be a fun project that has the added benefit of being scrum-diddly-umptious!

6. Braided Rug

diy projects for girls

A quick trip to the local thrift store for some old sheets can quickly change into a wonderful project for your teen. Born Again Creations teach how to create a phenomenal braided rug that can be made in any color combination! Let their creativity flow! Not to mention the fact that they will be kept busy for hours – no smart phone required!

7. Vintage Clothespin Frame


Look Between The Lines shares another project that is shabby-chic and also allows your teen to display those ever-important photos! Your teen boys can use brown ribbon instead of lace – or even some wire!

8. Creative Caddy!

DIY Projects For Girls

All teenagers have their stash of sentimental knick knacks, so why not help them make a personalized caddy like these from  My Creative Escapes?

9. Filing Cabinet Refurbish

Sunny Yellow

Mod Podge Amy shares how to make those boring old filing cabinets really ROCK! The kids might actually enjoy keeping their rooms organized with that! (I’m dreaming, right?)

10. Lavender Lip Balm

lavender lip balmHow fun would it be to have your teen make her own lip balm? Our friends over at Soap Deli share a simple how-to!

What are your favorite teenager-friendly projects that you have had success with? I’m always looking for new ideas, which is why I never fail to pop by the Ishare websites for some inspiration!

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Keep those submissions coming in! We love to be inspired by you and to share your ideas!

diy projects for girls


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    1. July 24th, 2013 at 12:51 pm
      Beth says:
      Just wanted to let you know that the Elements of the Periodic Table printable doesn't exist. :(
      • January 22nd, 2016 at 8:27 am
        christian says:
        really kool paige me and my friend are trying to find some things for us to do at school on our free period.
    2. July 21st, 2014 at 9:33 am
      MaryBeth says:
      Same with the braided rug :(
    3. July 22nd, 2014 at 3:19 pm
      maquillage yeux bleus says:
      the Elements of the Periodic Table printable doesn't exist. :(
    4. September 9th, 2014 at 9:58 am
      Christina says:
      Disgusted that the language regarding having a science nut in the family assumes that the science nut is male. When we wonder why women are not more involved in the sciences, let it be known that it is exactly because of small things such as this that shape the minds of girls and young women to believe they do not belong working in science fields. I hope you correct your language upon reading this comment.
      • September 10th, 2014 at 7:45 am
        Bobbi-Jo G. says:
        Hi Cristina

        I understand your concern as I have four daughters and teach them that nothing is impossible for them. It is always a tricky thing when writing a paragraph with a gender neutral meaning - as most of these are. I was always taught that in such cases a gender-specific pronoun may be used with intended gender-neutral meaning, So, I chose the most commonly used "he" though it could as easily been "she". So that is why it is written as such with no intent to leave out the possibility of girls using the printable as well. I hope that makes sense.
    5. December 20th, 2014 at 10:56 am
      Trish says:
      My girls would love all of these projects and they are only 9. I would have to help them now but as a teen they could definitely handle them alone.
    6. January 17th, 2015 at 2:19 pm
      Jaya says:
      As a 14 year old teenage girl, I am way more interested in the periodic table printables that "he will love" than a face mask or lip balm "for your girl". It's so annoying ! And then people wonder why there's a gender gap, especially in STEM subjects. Because the use of a pronoun doesn't change much but at an early age, where girls hear this kind of stuff repeatdly, it anchors itself in their minds, and changes the way they see themselves.
    7. February 23rd, 2015 at 4:54 pm
      Alexandra says:
      Wow. I would like to say that as a female teenager i was in no way offended by your gender refrences. I understood you perfectly well. I thank you for these ideas as I am a craft hoarder and am running out of yarn.
    8. April 24th, 2015 at 5:40 am
      GeoFreak says:
      As a woman, scientist, and mother, I would like to say thank you for the ideas and article. And feel the need to note that I never once even noticed which pronoun was associated with which idea. Perhaps those who are busy griping, should step out of the way of the people doing?

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