It’s hard to keep teenagers busy. Lately all teenagers want to do is spend time with friends and hang around on their phones. Creativity in teens and kids seems to be disappearing and parents with creative kids need to do everything they can to keep these creative juices flowing or we are going to end up with a society that is incapable of creating beauty. Money is always a great motivation to get kids to do something they are reluctant to do. Combine money with something they actually like to do and you have a winning recipe because your kids will have fun, develop their social, mental and business skills and they will stay off the streets and internet. Here are some great ways in which creative kids can use their creative skills to earn extra spending money.
Draw comics for magazines
Drawing comics is super fun and fresh comics are always in demand now that there are so many different companies and entertainment zones that struggle to keep the attention of their viewers. If your creative child has a good sense of humor then perhaps he or she should give comics a try. Stephen Collins is a modern illustrator and cartoonist that draws comics for websites, magazines and even wrote his own books. Your child can definitely learn a thing or two by checking out some of Collins’ works.
Give photography a try
Photography is not just for adults. There is no reason why teenagers cannot study, practice and enjoy photography. Photography does not require any hard labor. All it takes is the right gear, the right editing program and a bit of photography skills and viola, your teen will be able to make enough spending money to buy anything they have always desired.
Make resin jewelry
Resin jewelry can be made by using various types of Resin and various techniques. This form of jewelry making is a bit dangerous because you can easily get high on the fumes of the resin or stick your fingers together. But once your child has the basics of working with resin down, he or she should be able to make resin jewelry relatively easily.
Make charms with shrink plastic
For shrink plastic charms you will need color pencils, as sharpie, shrink plastic and an oven. Simply sand the shrink plastic and draw the desired picture on the paper. You can even trace another picture in either color or black and white. Once the picture is done, you will have to bake the plastic in an oven for 1 – 5 minutes after which the picture will automatically shrink down to a thick charm.
Create custom doormats
Buy a bunch of coconut hair rugs and get a stencil and create some custom doormats. You can paint just about any phrase you like on the doormats but funny or welcome doormats with family names or surnames is a much better sales strategy.
Make custom T-shirts
Custom T-shirts can easily be made by printing slogans, designs and even photos onto heat transfer paper and ironing the printed items to shirts with a hot iron. Teens should be able to do this easily and can earn quite a bit of cash from little work.…