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12 Coolest DIY Crafts for Boys

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DIY Crafts for Boys

Let’s face it…it isn’t easy to find crafts to grab the attention of the typical little boy, much less one that results in something that will spark their interest. Here are twelve awesome crafts that will ignite the creative juices of even the most spastic little guy.

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12 Coolest DIY Crafts for Boys

Catapult Paper Airplane

Launch paper airplanes like never before with this DIY tutorial from Mini-eco.


DIY Tutorial Links

• Catapult Paper Airplane – Mini-eco

• Soft Rock Guitar –

• Rocket Man – Sewing in No Mans Land

• Hula Hoop Dome Tent – Obsessively Stitching

• Monster Knees – By Miekko

• Monster Bookmarks – I Could Make That

• Chinese Dragon Puppet – That Artist Woman

- Cozy Car Caddy – Homemade by Jill

• Iron-On Patches – WhiMSy love

• Paper Mache Boats – Ann Wood

• Long Reach Gizmo – bloesem kids

• Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet – Filth Wizardry


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• Tiny Summer Cottages

• Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Play

• Rooftop Airstream Hotel


Check out other articles by Rachel here!

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Rachel Faucett is the author of the well-loved DIY crafts blog Handmade Charlotte. When she's not working as a designer for major brands like Anthropologie, Coats & Clark, and Plaid Enterprises, you can find her crafting on her farm outside of Atlanta with her husband and five children. Read bio and latest posts → Read Rachel's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “12 Coolest DIY Crafts for Boys

  1. nicci says:

    Where can I find the tutorial for the Cozy Car Caddy???It is sooo cute and handy for my 2 and 3 yr old nephews!! Thanks for sharing all these awesome crafts for kids!

    1. So sorry–I accidentally forgot to add that link! You can find it here homemade by jill. Thanks for pointing that out!

  2. Greer says:

    Just FYI “spastic” is a rather insulting term in some parts of the world like UK and Australia.

  3. Sophie says:

    It’s the truth: boys are notoriously hard to craft with! So many crafts are geared toward girls with all their pink and sparkles and flowers, which turns off the interest of the boys in the group. However, I find that crafts like those above appeal to both boys and girls — interesting how girls are more open to “boy” crafts than vice versa! I also just wanted to throw a few more suggestions in… I recently made some safe ninja gear out of foam that boys at my events get a kick out of…

  4. Jenni says:

    So glad to see some boy crafts! I just made shark hooded towels for my munchkins for swim team. If you want to check them out they are here. Oh, it is a step-by-step tutorial.

  5. Heidi says:

    I have no idea why you felt the need to gender stereotype. Maybe more boys would want to do crafts if they weren’t made to feel that all but a few (you know, the ones YOU decide are okay for them to do) were for girls.

  6. Chris says:

    my DAUGHTER is looking forward to making the catapult paper

  7. Molly says:

    I did this jet pack for my 19 year old son, and he absolutely loved it. He would run around the house screaming and yelling. It was quite exciting. although he tended to ruin the furniture. . You see I thought the paper fire was just not realistic enough. SO I opted for gasoline, and when he felt like playing I would light it up. he had many burn marks, and was hospitalised. But he is much better now, and were thinking of making him an actual rocket. He will love it.

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