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40 Fun Tween Crafts for 8-12 Year Olds To Make

These tween crafts are perfect for those 8-12 year olds who are looking for projects that are a little more challenging. These craft ideas bring the wow factor and have step-by-step instructions for your kids to use.

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Tween Crafts

Kids of all ages love to create. These crafts for tweens are great for older children.

These projects may be a bit more challenging, but they are still easy enough for your kids to do on their own. Though some may require adult supervision.

We want to make sure kids at all skill levels have access to cool crafts. This is why we have things like friendship bracelets for tweens and a bracelet for younger kids too.

Any tween girl or boy will love to create any of these DIY projects.

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When to create these art projects for tweens

  • Create them in an elementary school or middle school classroom.
  • Give them as gifts.
  • Decorate bedrooms, playrooms, and game rooms.
  • Make them during a sleepover.

Our Favorite Craft Supplies

When creating these cute tween activities, you are probably going to want to stock up on some supplies.

These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plates – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!
  • Coffee Filters – This inexpensive item is fun to create with.
  • Pom Poms – Fluffy and always fun.
  • Egg Cartons – Recycle these into fantastic crafts!
  • Puffy Paints – Give your projects a 3D effect.
  • Paper Bags – Using this recycled supply is a fun way to make puppets.
  • Washi Tape – colorful tape that can make a meh craft into a great craft.

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Crafts for tweens

Let your tween get creative with this collection of awesome crafts that older children will love!

This list gives you the basic supplies, but make sure to check out the full tutorial to find the entire list of things you need.

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