Fun Girly Things to Do When You Are Bored

We all have them – days where we’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves or are bored and can’t quite settle to anything. Here is a list of ideas to fill those dragging dreary days when they strike, for whatever reason, and turn dull into fun. You can do them alone or call up a friend who might be looking for some anti-tedium therapy too.

If you’re not sure how to go about some of the suggestions here – such as making home-made make-up – then just tap the appropriate words into an Internet search engine and take your pick from the mine of information at your fingertips. Who knows – what started out as an effort to skip past a bored spell might even result in a new hobby, new style or new skill.

Hair and Make-up

  • Dip dye your hair with a purpose-made home kit or make your own home dyes.
  • Put your make-up on with your eyes closed and see what happens.
  • Get a friend round and experiment with outrageous, over-the-top make-up looks on each other.
  • Look on the Internet for some inspiration for crazy temporary hairstyles and try them out.
  • Braid your/a friend’s hair if it is long or if it is short equip yourself with lots of bands and give yourself/your friend a Bantu type, all-over knotted look.
  • Give yourself a manicure.
  • Take time to get your hair and make-up looking its best together with a friend or two and then do glamour or fun photo session shoots with each other.

Making Things

  • Bake cookies, muffins or a cake and then decorate them to make them as pretty and sparkly as you can.
  • Tie dye an old piece of clothing or make yourself a tie dye scarf or headband out of strips of material.
  • With a friend, get some large pieces of paper and make posters for each other’s bedroom walls.
  • Decorate an old pair of shoes with paints, sequins, beads or whatever else you have to hand.
  • Make some home-made make-up or toiletries.
  • Make face masks with a theme – glamorous, scary, some-one you know etc
  • Make bracelets, anklets or headbands from shells, beads, seeds or from old jewellery you don’t want wear any more.
  • Make up a book of inspirational quotes or song lyrics which are meaningful for you.

Going Out

  • Call up a friend on a summer’s day, dress in your prettiest girly clothes, make up a bag of your favorite things to eat and go for a picnic.
  • Go on a tour of the second-hand stores with a friend to find the most outrageous clothes you can with a pre-arranged prize for the winner.
  • Go looking for heart shaped stones to decorate.
  • Go on an outdoors photo shoot.

Random Fun Stuff

  • Make a no-holds-barred bucket list.
  • Write a silly poem for your best friend or boyfriend.
  • Learn the dance moves to a routine you’ve seen on YouTube or TV or even an old fashioned dance such as the Charleston. You can even make up something of your own.
  • Write down a list of all the things which make you happy.