What are some good craft ideas for a 16th birthday party?

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Hi All,

My daughter's 16th birthday is coming up and I'm looking for ideas for a fun and unique craft to do with them. They all love to craft and look forward to what we make when they come over. It's great because it becomes their party favor too.

So a few things that might help... they plan to watch "Sixteen Candles" and have a sleepover and we're going to go see "Beauty and the Beast" because my daughter is a huge Emma Watson fan (comes from Harry Potter).

Ideas??? - and thank you in advance :)


q 16th birthday craft ideas please

(Picture is from an "Totally 80's" Dance Show we did together in February.)
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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 16, 2017
    First of all, let me just say that you guys have excellent taste in movies! A couple of ideas:
    Happy birthday
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 16, 2017
    diyprojectsforteens.com/cool-crafts-for-teen-girls/
  • C Van Houten C Van Houten on Mar 16, 2017
    I know someone recently who did a "Make your own soap" party. She bought the soap base and some individual molds, dyes, and scented oils. When they were done, they made a "wrapper" out of coffee filters (they were circular molds) and everyone got to take home their own "custom" bar of soap.
  • Shirley Heikkinen Shirley Heikkinen on Mar 16, 2017
    Young folks are very into their phones these days, as well as selfies, how about taking selfies, printing them then decorating simple picture frames & putting the pictures in them.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Mar 16, 2017
    Happy Birthday!!! At my bridal shower, my friends set up a whole table full of little containers and recipes for making homemade spa- goodies. Like lip scrub made from sugar, foot cream, ect. It was a lot of fun and they can even test out their products at the party!!
  • Deb Deb on Mar 18, 2017
    Almost all teens like jewelry. They could make their own bracelets using the stretchy cord or memory wire. Beads can be any type, but many thrift stores and garage sales have jewelry fairly inexpensive that you can recycle beads from.
  • Jac Jac on Mar 19, 2017
    Lot's of great idea's ...... here's a DO NOT for you. DO NOT put the cute little picture you took of her naked when she was just an adorable toddler. Been there/done that.....did not go over good....
  • Cecilia Cecilia on Mar 19, 2017
    make bath bombs, face scrubs and other beauty projects, girls always need these things
  • Dianne Sabido Dianne Sabido on Mar 20, 2017
    Well , my youngest son just turned 35 and he was completely board with another birthday, I put money in some of the balloons ones you could not see through, and in some other balloons i put a hint of what kind of prize he had won. Now to get to pop a balloon he had to answer a question correctly. Some of the inside balloon hints were, are you going to a pep rally ( dr. pepper, he loves the drink) i can read your thoughts, ( for a specific book) The stars are falling on the ground (StarBurst candie) crazy hints. when he popped a balloon with money, he went wild. Mom why couldn't you have done this when I was younger. Well John I did put a zippy bag filled with 40.00 in your birthday cake remember."
    Good luck to your daughter, games never get old, it keeps you up to date on whom they like, what kind of friends they have and what they want to do when they get older.
    Dianne Sabido
  • She21476928 She21476928 on Mar 22, 2017
    My daughter had a craft party sleepover went to local craft store (Michaels) and bought enough little wooden boxes about the size of recipe cards they were only a dollar each then got some craft paints and cheap little brushes like for kids watercolors got a few pieces felt and glitter glue and lots of junk from my junk box which has broken jewelry buttons do-dads scrapbook leftovers and whatever else I threw in it over time the girls made personalized individual little jewelry boxes or treasure boxes or whatever they wanted by morning they were all dry ready to go home good thing is you can set it up inside or out get dollar store plastic table cloths on and under the table mess is limited the girls had a blast and still talk today 8 years later lol Enjoy
  • Your daughter must love the Enchanted Rose in Beauty & the Beast.
  • Sarinasala1 Sarinasala1 on Mar 22, 2017
    Happy birthday.making cupcakes or making your own jewellery using polymer clay,like pendants,beads making bracelets.
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