10 DIY Projects for Your Tween

Branded Bulletin Boards

Putting together a message center to display photos, letters and artwork is an easy DIY project your child can complete a number of ways. From buying a readymade bulletin board and having her decorate the frame with fun stickers to covering a Styrofoam rectangle with fabric and weaving ribbon over the surface, bulletin board projects are flexible enough to be simple or advanced depending on your child's level of skill and interest. Bulletin boards can be as useful as they are fun, too. They make effective wall art behind the desk in your child's room, or even in a kitchen or hall. A smaller version would work well in your child's locker at school, too. The project below is pretty easy, but after tackling it, your young DIY-er may be ready for one that's more involved.