20 Emoji Crafts for Kids and Teens
Human emotions are common among all of us – and so are emojis! Celebrate World Emoji Day on 17th July with some fun emoji crafts for kids and teens!
Of all the people reading this post today, I’m sure there’s a good variety. People of different countries, ethnicities, likes and dislikes. That’s one of the great things I love about the internet – it’s brought so many people together, like you and me!
In spite of all the different places we come from, there are things we have in common. We all love our kids. We fear for their safety. And we sure get irritated when they don’t listen! We all feel all these emotions in the same way, at some time in our lives or the other. This probably explains why emojis are so well received across the whole wide world!
It’s amazing isn’t it – I may speak a different language from someone in France or in Dubai, but a smiley means the same to all of us! That’s so profound, and that’s why emojis now have their own day – World Emoji Day on 17th July. And we’ve got just the thing you need – lots of emoji crafts for kids!
20 Emoji Crafts for Kids and Teens
1. Emoji Pom Pom by Number
You don’t need a ready made kit to make these fun pom pom emojis from Handmade Charlotte! With yellow craft foam, yellow pom poms and a glue gun, you can make an emoji base. After that you can use your imagination to add details to make your favorite face!
2. Emoji Mini Notebooks
These adorable mini notebooks from Red Ted Art are made with just one A4 sheet paper – and there’s no glue involved! Check out the video tutorial to learn how to make these fun books.
3. Emoji Feelings Paper Plate Craft
I can’t think of a better way to teach little kids about emotions other than with emojis! This paper plate craft from Natural Beach Living is very easy and very effective – and you can make as many emojis as you like!
4. Emoji Flair Pins
Lapel pins or flair pins are all the rage these days, and I was surprised to learn that you can even make your own! Persia Lou makes it look really easy by making these emoji flair pins with shrinky dink plastic.
5. Emoji Perler Bead Keychains
Going through this project from Frugal Fun 4 Boys, you’ll immediately start thinking of all the different things you can make with Perler beads! But my favorite will definitely be those smiley keychains!
6. Duct Tape Emoji Bookmarks
What can one do with a big roll of yellow duct tape? Why of course, make emoji bookmarks! Schooling a Monkey shows us how easy this is. Add some googly eyes to get a whole new look!
7. Emoji Felt Hair Clips
Wear your heart in your hair, or your smile or frown – or even poop! These cute and easy emoji hair clips from Our Pastimes make this possible, and they’re easier to make than you think!
8. DIY Emoji Ornaments
Looking for ornaments that you can use all year round? These DIY Emoji ornaments from Studio DIY are perfect! You can use wooden discs or even craft foam to make these ornaments.
9. Emoji Optical Illusion Craft
Want to impress everyone at your next party? This emoji optical illusion craft should do the trick (pun intended)! Jane Hayes shows us exactly how to make this, along with a GIF to illustrate the finished effect.
10. DIY Emoji Jars
If you’ve got empty baby food jars or small mason jars, you must try these cute emoji jars from Darby Smart! I think it’s a great idea to make a variety of different expressions and line them all up on a shelf!
11. His & Hers Emoji Door Hangers
If you’ve got siblings who love decorating their own rooms, they’ll love making and using these emoji door hangers! You can customize it for two girls or two boys – they’ll look adorable any way! Get the instructions over at from Hello Creative Family.
12. Bottle Cap Emoji Magnets
Show us a craft that recycles something and we’ll jump right in! That’s why we love these recycled bottle cap emoji magnets from Mixed Kreations – so clever and so easy!
13. DIY Emoji Beaded Necklace
Want to have some fun crafting with your girls over the weekend? Get together with some beads and make this fun emoji necklace, which can be customized completely! Get the instructions at Aww Sam.
14. DIY Emoji Coasters
Once you get the coaster bases, this project from Lovely Indeed should take you all of half an hour, excluding drying time! If you doubt your drawing skills, you can print out an emoji template and trace it on the cork base before painting.
15. No Sew Emoji Pillow
Want to make an emoji pillow but don’t want to bother with sewing? No problem, This Mama Loves has just the craft for you – a no sew emoji pillow that can be put together in under an hour!
16. Emoji Stress Balls
Remember the original smiley stress ball? They were everywhere, and you could see everyone squeezing on one while at work. Hello Creative Family gives us a more modern take on emoji stress balls, by filling them with slime!
17. DIY Emoji Beach Ball
Once you’ve let go of the stress with emoji stress balls, it’s time to have some fun with a beach ball. And the best part is that you customize it too, emoji style! Get the instructions over at And We Play.
18. Emoji Bath Bombs
Give your kids another reason to look forward to bath time, by making these fun emoji bath bombs from My Joy Filled Life! And when the kids make them themselves, they’ll be even more motivated to get clean!
19. Emoji Tin Can Pencil Holders
Tin cans are something you certainly shouldn’t throw away – there are so many things you can make with them. One fun example is this project from The Crafty Swedes – emoji pencil holders!
20. Emoji Rotating Cup Game
Let the kids have fun on a rainy afternoon with this emoji cup game from 10 Minutes of Quality Time. Check out the video for detailed instructions, and then set out to make your own!
You know another great thing about emojis? It transcends barriers of not just language and nationality, but also of age, gender, education and pretty much everything else. So let’s go ahead and celebrate this unifying factor in our lives – the emoji!
What a fun roundup with lots of great projects! Thanks so much for sharing my bottle cap emoji’s.