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    33 DIY Ways To Have The Best Summer Ever

    Seriously, step away from your computer. You need sand between your toes and chlorine in your hair, because playing isn't just for kids anymore.

    Real beach weather may still be a few weeks (...or a month) out for some of you, but that doesn't mean you can't start dreaming of what warm weather will bring!

    1. Pool noodles + plastic bin = floating ice chest.

    2. Another thing to do with your pool noodles? Turn them into light sabers with duct tape.

    3. Build a beach tent for your HQ.

    4. Mix a sneaky cocktail in an old juice bottle.

    5. Tie a giant scarf into a no-sew cover-up.

    6. Learn how to actually wear sunscreen.

    7. Make your own spray mist with PVC pipes.

    8. Even better: MAKE YOUR OWN SLIP AND SLIDE.

    9. Freeze aloe vera gel in an ice cube tray to soothe a sunburn.

    10. Also take ibuprofen to help reduce swelling.

    11. More sneaky booze: vodka gummi bears.

    12. Build a "perfect" sand castle.

    13. Wipe that pesky sand off your toes with baby powder.

    14. Put together a fancy-schmancy sand castle kit.

    15. Make a giant windscreen?

    16. Make your own sand chair out of a towel and broomsticks.

    17. Use Dixie Cups to make popsicle molds.

    18. Get that green out of your blonde hair with tomato juice.

    19. Play with BUBBLES!

    20. Make really big bubbles with some straws and string.

    21. Create this makeshift car wash for the kids.

    22. Make spongeballs for a backyard tossing game.

    23. Turn a sheet into a hammock for shady naps.

    24. Use a window screen to make a sand-free beach bag.

    25. Make a tote bag that turns into a beach towel (with a pillow in it!).

    26. Turn a cooler into a water-resistant iPod stereo.

    View this video on YouTube

    Ignore the ancient iPod, and watch the rest of this cool video. It even uses solar panels. Maybe consult your friend majoring in engineering before attempting. By Solar Burrito.

    27. Use an old paint bucket to fashion a floating waterproof speaker.

    28. Carefully cut up empty soda cans to disguise your beer cans.

    29. Add pockets to the corners of your beach towel.

    Here's another option, if you want to maximize your towel's storage capabilities.

    30. Turn your truck bed into a pool-type thing.

    31. Make a diamond kite using trash bags and dowels.

    32. PVC pipe? Water gun.

    33. Can't get to the beach? Make your own beachy-waves hairspray.