10 DIY Projects for Your Tween


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"Wood" You Paint Me Pretty?
A small piece of furniture is perfect for a pop of color, so let him be bold in his choice.
A small piece of furniture is perfect for a pop of color, so let him be bold in his choice.
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Your tween may not be up to making furniture from scratch, but finishing a stool or chest may be right up her alley. Most craft stores have unfinished wood pieces, such as small shelves, chests, footstools and even large alphabet letters that can be decorated with acrylic craft paints, scrapbook paper, stamps, and even dimensional art like foam paint or beads. These small projects are a great introduction to home d├ęcor and crafting. They also make useful and attractive kid's room accessories. This tutorial for crafting wooden letters will give you a general idea, but make sure to do the precision cutting yourself.