These lists have been wildly popular, but they no longer appeal to my 11-year-old. She still loves to craft and make ornaments for our tree, especially when I’m crafting alongside her, but she’s not really interested in paper angels or dyed pasta garlands anymore. She loves the hot glue gun and spray paint and detailed projects, so I have included more intricate crafts below, as well as a few old favorites.
Our newer ornaments and projects are at the bottom of the list, and the crafts get increasingly complex from the top down.
- Paper snowflakes
- Clothespin snowflakes
- Cinnamon stick trees
- Polymer clay donuts
- Polymer clay French macarons
- Cork reindeer
- Paper candles
- Retro paper ornaments
Whatever ornament you choose to do with your tween or teen, make sure you have the appropriate tools and materials to get started. Your kiddo will most likely surprise you in what she can accomplish!
What ornaments are you making with your tweens and teens this year?