Perfect for the tween girl who wants to make her own soaps, this soap making kit will also help her learn the science behind soap making and reinforce concepts like the transitions from liquids to solids. The soap projects also make great homemade gifts and will allow your tween to express her creativity. [ReviewAZON asin=”B000UX5J80″]
Hey GirlMoguls, it’s crafty Daisy here, with another cool little craft you can make at home. I bet you have a pair or two of old jeans lying around that you’re just not sure what to do with. So why don’t you turn them into a cool purse that’s an expression of your own style.
Step 1: using the waistband of the jeans as the opening, cut the legs off a bit longer than you want the purse to be. If you have to go past the inseam, then just cut across and split the inseam – you can sew the flaps together later.
Step 2: Next turn the jeans inside out, sew across the bottom of the legs to seal off the purse. to seal off the bag. You may have to sew up the inseam as well.
Step 3: Make your straps – cut strips of fabric from the remainder of the jeans to make the straps of the purse and then sew those onto the waistband.
Step 4: To make a closing for the top, you could add a zipper, some velcro, or a button.
Step 5: Go glitzy – now it’s time to decorate your bag – add press on fabric jewels, patches and other fun stuff to make your bag truly cool.
Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Daisy here with some more great craft ideas. Maybe you saw the cool t-shirt quilt Bella’s mom made her in Eclipse and were wondering how to do that yourself. Well, I went through my closet and came up with a simple way for you make that quilt. It’s a great craft for tweens, though you might need a little help from a parent with the sewing – but you definitely don’t need a sewing machine for this one.
Many little kids enjoy playing dress up with old clothes, but once they hit the tween stage, what can you do with all those old clothes? Here are d few fun clothing crafts for tweens that will help you reuse and repurpose all of those old clothes.
The Old T-Shirt Quilt
Start by taking a a large piece of soft fabric as your base – this will be the size of the blanket.
Then take all those favorite t-shirts and cut out the front logos in large squares. (If you don’t have enough, maybe you can work on this with a friend, your sister or even your mom.
Next, sew the t-shirt rectangles together to match the size of your quilt base.
Then take cotton batting, which you can get at any fabric store, between the layers and sew the two layers together.
Then you can complete the quilt by sewing along the t-shirt squares to keep the batting in place.
Add some pretty edging and you have a cool memory t-shirt quilt.