5 Easy and Cool Projects for Kid and Teen Bedrooms (VIDEO)

Posted by on Dec 07, 2019

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Kids, like most adults, want a place to call their own. That space often winds up being a boy's or girl's bedroom. One of the best ways to personalize a space and cozy up that space is with some easy DIY crafts. Many kids and teens are more than willing to learn a new skill if the end result is a little more style for the the space where they go to be at peace. 

The following five projects are ones that children of all ages can do. Depending on the age and skill set of your child, though, they may need some guidance. Grab your craft supplies and let’s get started!

Tied Fleece Blanket

Tied fleece blankets are perfect for when your child wants a distinctive blanket, but doesn’t know how to knit or crochet. As the above Cutesy Crafts video explains, you’ll need two pieces of similar size fleece fabrics, fabric scissors, and a straight edge.

Allow your child to choose their own fabric to personalize the project — all of the better if the colors are complementary.

First, make sure the fabrics are the exact same size. Cut a 3-inch square from each corner of the fabric (this will keep it from bunching up). Then, cut 3-inch deep slits all the way around the fabric (it will look like a fringe). Finally, tie the top and bottom pieces of each slit together. Once all the pieces are tied together, you have a blanket!

Shirt Pillow

This project is similar to the tied fleece blanket project but a little bit smaller and easier. Start with a favorite shirt that your child has outgrown or maybe a hand-me-down that a younger sibling doesn’t particularly want to wear. You’ll also need scissors, stuffing, pins, and a straight edge. (Keep in mind, if you want a large pillow, you will need to use an adult, extra large shirt.) 

Pin the front and back fabrics of the shirt together. Then, cut out two equal size pieces of fabric swatches from the front and back of the shirt. Trim the excess edges. Cut a two-inch square on all four corners, then cut two-inch slits all around the fabric to create a fringe. Tie the slits together, leaving a small opening for stuffing.

Fill the fabric. Once it is stuffed, tie up the small opening. Your child now has a new decorative pillow!

Pom-Pom Pillow

Creating decorative throw pillows is easy, even if your child doesn’t know how to sew. All you need is a blank pillowcase, felt pom-poms, and a hot glue gun. You can also use fabric glue if you’re not comfortable with letting your child handle a glue gun. Have your child pencil a design (such as their name or a simple design) onto the pillowcase. Then, have them select pom-poms and lay them out over their design.

Once they have their design, help them glue the pom-poms onto the pillowcase. Give the pillowcases time to dry, then slip them onto a pillow. Children will enjoy displaying their pillows on top of their warm comforters.

Starry Night Light Mason Jar

While this night light might not fully light up a child’s room, it will create a soothing glow that they can keep near their bed. For this project, you’re going to need a mason jar, glow in the dark paint, and a paintbrush. Allow your child to choose two or three colors of paint for their jar. Then, they can dot paint on the inside of the glass. 

Encourage your child to work from the bottom up (this will help prevent the paint from smearing). Some children may also enjoy shaking the jar to create a splatter effect. Afterward, allow the jar to dry outside in the sun. This will help charge glow in the dark paint.

Sock Animal Buddies

Your kids can create their own stuffed animal buddies out of socks! For this project, you’ll need socks, scissors a hot glue gun, stuffing, and things to decorate their buddies. Felt, pom poms, permanent markers, and sequins all work great. 

Fill the sock with stuffing, making sure to leave some room down at the opening. Flip the opening upwards and glue it down.

Then, let your child get creative! Felt can be cut out to make paws, pom-poms can make eyes, and permanent markers can create mouths. There is a lot of room for creativity with this project. Let your child’s imagination soar!

Crafting with your children can be a lot of fun, especially when they’re doing projects that they can complete independently! All of the projects above should cozy up your child’s bedroom, but there are also other fun crafts you can do together, such as these cool projects made out of recyclables.

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