18 Artistic Ways To Leave Your Mark This Summer

Make this summer better than it already is with a dose of your own creativity. Here are eighteen fun artistic projects you can tackle, sponsored by Starbucks Frappuccino®.

1. Yarn bomb your town.

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Add life to inanimate objects in your city. Someone in San Francisco turned this water pipe into ET.

2. Create a masterpiece with sidewalk chalk.

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It’s graffiti without the risk of a felony charge!

3. Or make something even more challenging with colored sand.

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4. Get permission to do a mural.

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Talk to your neighbors or local businesses about creating a mural on private property. Artistic murals are one of the best graffiti deterrents.

5. Make a beach mosaic out of multi-colored rocks.

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6. Or make towers out of normal rocks.

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7. Stage your own GIF.

8. Or GIF your favorite summer treat.

9. Get a temporary tattoo from the sun.

10. Make an ice scuplture.

Moscow holds an annual summer ice sculpting contest. All you need is a chain saw and a block of ice. Proceed with caution!

11. Stage a public acrobatics performance.

12. Or draw a picture in the sky.

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You don’t even have to be good at drawing. You do however, need a plane and a pilot’s license.

13. Reshape your parent’s garden.

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14. Or capture the summer foliage on film.

15. Build a huge sand castle.

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16. Or many little sand castles. Sand cars?

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17. Make your own crop circles.

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This one might take a few friends. And someone good at math.

18. And when you exhaust all of these options, you can always turn anything into art with googly eyes.

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