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Break out the sidewalk chalk! Draw a colorful mural with your favorite pals on,
Some fresh ideas…
- Come up with a funky new game. Draw out the board on your
driveway and play along.
- Write some funny quotes on big boulders, sidewalks and
driveways around your neighborhood.
- Draw a life-size chessboard (or Twister mat) and invite
the neighbors over for a round or two of fun.
Start a journal.
It’s a great way to unwind after a busy summer day, plus you’ll love reading it
a couple of years from now and remembering that hot lifeguard you were totally
Make a scrapbook to document your summer. If there's ever a day you feel bored or upset,
looking through it will remind you of all of the fun you've already had!
3 things you’ve gotta include:
- Snaps of your sweeties
- Ticket stubs from movies and concerts
- Fortunes and other funny odds and ends
Tie-dye plain tees and tanks for an updated summer style. The fun, multi-colored patterns are totally trendy
right now and make for breezy beach cover-ups.
Need a how-to? CLICK HERE!
Love the tank on the left? Grab it for $20 at Forever 21.
Make a collage with
one of your old GL mags and hang it up in your room. The funky colors and
designs will keep you ever-inspired to be creative and upbeat.
Theme it up!
- Take a peek at our different fashion spreads and tear out
the outfits you like. Maybe it’s just the way a sweater was belted, or how that
real girl wore that T-shirt with that skirt. Then emulate it!
- Cut out your favorite blush-much moments and tape them
around your bathroom or dresser mirror. Take a peek whenever you’re feeling
blue for an instant mood boost.
- Love Carol’s advice? Cut out your faves, just in case!
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Write letters and postcards to your girlfriends who are on vacation or at camp for the summer.
Trust us, they’ll love receiving mail just as much as you do. Bonus? They’ll
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Draw a self-portrait. Feeling
shy? Start with something you know, whether it’s a backyard landscape or an on-top-of-your
dresser still life. Then, grab a mirror and do your best to rediscover you.
Figure out how the planes of your face and the curves of your features fit
together to create an image that’s distinctly Y-O-U.
Need a lesson in body confidence? Take a look at
beauty around the world.
Whether it’s a portrait of a friend or relative, or an outdoor scene, get your
creative juices flowing.
Turn up the fun by experimenting with different types of
paint. We love getting messy with finger
paints, then gettin’ classy with oils or watercolors. See what you like best!
Make marble art. You
can do this by filling up small containers with paint, then putting a few
marbles in each color. Shake the containers and let the marbles go in a box
with a sheet of paper at the bottom. Shake the box around. You will be left
with effortless abstract artwork perfect for Mom's refrigerator gallery.
BY GL ON 6/24/2011 7:00:00 AM
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