Great Crafts for High School Kids

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High school students may think of craft projects as things to keep little kids occupied. But you may find those that involve stylish materials and interesting results more suitable.

Duct Tape Rose

  • For a bouquet of flowers that will not wilt, you can make roses out of duct tape, which comes in a variety of colors. Create the stem by wrapping green duct tape around a drinking straw. Make the petals by folding both corners of the duct tape into the center to form a pentagon, with a little bit of adhesive at the bottom to stick onto the straw. Wrap the duct tape petals around the straw until the rose is large enough, then take another small piece of green duct tape and wrap it around the bottom of the rose to cover the seam.

Hardware Jewelry

  • Make a statement by creating jewelry from nuts, bolts and washers. Draw out a pattern for her jewelry before starting. Cut out small lengths of craft wire to wrap around the metal. Once you have made the pendant, you can attach it with craft wire to earring hooks or necklace strings.

Tie Dye Crafts

  • You can create colorful clothing or accessories using tie dye. You can dye a clean, white fabric with little effort. Mix a couple of buckets with fabric dye on your lawn. Twist and curl your fabric into a ball and hold it in place with a rubber band. The ways you wrap the fabric will create the different patterns in the tie dye. Dip the fabric into different buckets and allow it to dry wrapped in a plastic bag. Before wearing your creation, wash it by itself to set in the colors.

Sneaky Storage

  • Create your own personal sneaky bit of storage using an old book. Lift the front cover and use water-diluted glue to paint the outside edges of the book so that everything sticks together. Apply several coats. You need to still be able to lift the front cover, so make sure it stays clear of the gluing. Place a piece of wax paper over the open front cover and the pages and place a heavy object on top. Once it's dry, cut out a hole in the pages with a craft knife. Seal the inside with more coats of glue, and it's ready to use once dry.

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