When you’re stuck in a rut, it can be hard to think of new things to do. It seems like you’ve done everything in your town, and there’s nothing left.
With a little bit of creativity and the willingness to try new things, you can easily pick up a new hobby. These are all some great ideas to help you find something to do.
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Things To Do If You’re A Teenage Girl
I know that the title of the article is hobbies for teenage girls, but there is a little bit of everything here. I’ve had a daughter that loved to play with trucks in the mud, and another that refused to get dirty.
My little cousin, who is a girl, was a star on her peewee football team. Just because something is stereotyped as a “thing for boys” doesn’t mean that you can’t do it too!
That’s why I included a little bit of everything on this list. It doesn’t matter what you’re interested in, you’re bound to find something you want to try!
If your parents are members of a gym, they probably offer yoga classes. If not, you can sign up to take one. When that’s not an option, check out YouTube.
There are a ton of Yoga videos that you can do with zero equipment. Not only is yoga a nice hobby, but it’s also really good for you.
2. Dance workouts
Yoga is great if you have anxiety or are really stressed. If you’re in a rut and need to get up and move, but you’re stuck in the house, dance workouts are where it’s at. These workouts will instantly start making you feel better and less bored.
Most states have state parks with beautiful hiking trails. Enjoy waterfalls and explore caves. If you’re in the city and don’t have a ride, consider just walking around your town.
4. Bike riding
Bike riding is another great hobby! Most places that offer hiking trails have bike trails too.
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Gymnastics is a great hobby, but it does require work. If you’re interested, check out local options to see if there is a gymnastic class near you.
Karate is a great hobby. I love it because you can constantly learn new things. You just slowly get better and better.
A class is best, especially if you want to earn a belt or compete against other people. However, if you just want to learn some badass moves, you can do that with YouTube.
7. Belly dancing
Belly dancing is fun, it gets your body moving and it isn’t as fast as other dances, like hip hop. You can take belly dancing classes, or, as usual, search YouTube. If you want to learn it, you can probably find a YouTube video for it.
Arts And Crafts Hobbies For Teenage Girls
Painting is fun, and you really don’t need any type of skill to do it. The thing is, people started paying money for paintings so people transformed this hobby into something you can be good or bad at. No one is bad at art. If you’re having fun, you’re doing it right.
The same thing applies to sketching. If you have a pencil and a piece of paper, start drawing. See if you like it!
Knitting is a fun way to make things. You can create your own hats and scarves. If knitting is a bit difficult for you to do with needles, consider something like arm knitting. You can create chunky knit blankets!
11. Make your own clothing (or customize clothing you already own)
As long as it’s okay with your parents, you can start customizing your own clothing. Cut holes along the sides of t-shirts. Utilize safety pins for an edgy look.
Pick up some iron-on patches. Learn how to fray the end of your jeans. There are a lot of cool things you can do with your clothes!
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Photography doesn’t mean that you’re taking family portraits of everyone. It also doesn’t mean that you need a professional camera. You can take beautiful pictures of whatever you like with your phone. Some high schools also offer photography classes.
13. Painting ceramics
You can pick up kits to paint ceramics relatively cheap at stores like Five Below. Another great option is learning to paint with ceramics that you already have.
This is a fun hobby, but it takes some work. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to pottery.
Writing isn’t limited to writing blogs or books. You can write whatever you want! Consider writing poetry or let your creativity flow with short stories.
Scrapbooking can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like for it to be! Get out some of your favorite pictures and craft supplies to create your own scrapbook.
Makeup And Beauty For Teenagers
17. Become your personal makeup artist
Makeup seems to be limitless. You can focus on one area that you like, such as eyeshadow, or dive into the world of makeup and learn about everything from contouring to how to create the perfect glam.
18. Face painting
Face painting might seem like something for little kids, but you can have plenty of fun with it. Step away from those traditional cat faces and learn how to do the perfect fairytale face painting.
19. Acrylic nails
Acrylic nails are not only a fun hobby, they can turn into a nice side hustle. Simply learning how to put on acrylic nails can be fun for now, and your nails will always look amazing.
20. Nail art
Nail art can be a blast! You can learn how to paint designs with a toothpick and fingernail polish or opt for sequins and stickers. Take the time to play with different styles and learn what you love.
21. Have fun with lipstick art
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Lipstick art is always a fun idea. Make an impression with ombre lips or enjoy taking the perfect selfies with some amazing lipstick art.
22. Check out cool DIY ideas
DIY ideas are always fun. You can find creative ways to organize your eyeshadow palettes, make your own lipstick or learn creative ways to clean your makeup brushes.
Skincare is another subcategory in the beauty category. It’s fun to play with different face masks, check out different serums and just learn about the world of skincare. An Ipsy bag can give you sample size products for only ten bucks a month. You get a nice mix of skincare and makeup products.
24. Vegan skincare
Vegan skincare is another fun subcategory! It’s all about being natural, too. If you love vegan products and foods, this might be right up your alley.
25. Photo editing
Photo editing can go hand in hand with photography, or you can enjoy doing it as a fun hobby. Photoshop some aliens into pictures and pretend the world is under attack!
26. Make your own perfume
You don’t need a lab to make your own perfume. Instead, pick up some essential oils and start mixing them together to create a heavenly scent that is all your own.
27. Amateur photography
If you’ve got a cell phone, you’ve got a camera to take cool pictures with. Enjoy taking pictures of your favorite flowers on a nature hike. Arrange things in your kitchen for still-life photographs.
28. Social media
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Facebook is just one social media outlet. You can try out other social media apps, like Snapchat, to see if you like them. They all have their own unique things that make them different from one another.
29. Become a YouTuber
I’m a bit camera shy so I’ve never done this, but I do think it’s a really cool idea. Start making your own YouTube videos of things that you already do and love.
30. Start a blog
It takes almost nothing to start a blog. Pick something you’re passionate about and turn it into a website!
31. Play a new game
You can play any new game. If you enjoy doing it, it can turn into a hobby. Did you know they make Minecraft for your phone?
32. Make memes
Making memes is more than just a cool way to make fun of people and bring a little laughter to serious situations. You can have a lot of fun doing it!
Pinterest is packed with cool ideas to try and amazing outfits to re-create. If you haven’t checked out Pinterest because it’s a “mom thing” make an account.
34. Online shopping
Shopping counts as a hobby if you enjoy it.
35. Look into app developing
App developing does take a certain amount of skill, but if you’re really tech-savvy you might be able to pick up on it pretty quick.
36. Make a digital scrapbook
Making a scrapbook might sound like a lot of work, and, if you’re not into crafty stuff, pretty boring. They have some cool apps that can do the craft part for you though!
Food And Drink Hobbies You’ll Love
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37. Cake decorating
Create amazing works of art that your family will love!
Learn to bake everything from cakes to cupcakes and cookies. Baking can be extremely relaxing.
39. Learn new recipes
You can find new recipes online in a matter of seconds. Consider the type of recipes that you would like to cook, and start searching!
40. Learn how to make homemade icing
Homemade icing is one of the easiest, and most delicious, things to make. You only need a few ingredients and a mixer.
41. Cake pops
Cake pops are always popular, and they’re adorable. You can make them in a variety of flavors, and, once you get the hang of it, you can sell them.
42. Candy making
There are so many different types of candy that you can make, this could easily turn into a hobby. Chocolate molds are available for every occasion. Fudge often falls into the candy category. Making rock candy is pretty easy for beginners too!
43. Make your own pizza
Making your own pizza sounds like a one-and-done activity, but it’s not. If you love making pizza, you can take things a step further. Learn to make homemade sauce. Try out different toppings. Get creative!
44. Get into herbal tea
There are so many different herbal teas that you will be mesmerized. Not only are there plenty of teas to make and try, you can learn a lot about how to live a healthy lifestyle via tea. Tea has medicinal properties that were used long before Western medicine.
45. Create your own cookbook
You can make your own cookbook as elaborate or as simple as you would like. Make sure to try out every recipe as you write it down!
46. Turn your cooking skills into a YouTube channel
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If you really enjoy cooking and aren’t the least bit camera-shy, you should consider making your own cooking channel!
47. Make your own smoothies
Smoothies are really fun to make. You can put all kinds of things in them to make them delicious!
48. Create your own ice cream
Creating your own ice cream isn’t as hard as it sounds, and you don’t need a lot of equipment. Once you master how to make your own ice cream, you can start creating your own flavors.
49. Learn how to make gourmet dishes
There’s making chicken, and then there’s making chicken that is worthy of a square white plate with a sprig of parsley on the side. If you love to make things that are beyond amazing, consider learning a bit more about gourmet cooking.
50. Try a new cuisine
Have you ever had South Korean cookies? (They’re really easy to make!) How about Indian food or Greek food? Check out some easy-to-make online recipes and try something new!
Hobbies You Can Do By Yourself
Origami is fun and cool. You can make all kinds of things! Then, you can give them to your friends or family.
52. Play an instrument
Learning to play an instrument is both fun and rewarding. If you have always wanted to play the guitar or violin consider taking it up!
53. Rock climbing
Most places that offer activities like laser tag also offer indoor rock climbing. This is a great way to test your skills and have some fun!
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Golf is both easy-going and athletic at the same time. It’s the perfect thing to do when you’re stressed when you need to get outside, and if you want to learn something new.
55. Learn to upcycle your things
There are so many things you can do with things that you would normally throw away. Did you know you can make a braided rug with old clothing? Or turn a trashcan upside down and spray paint it to make it a table? The possibilities are endless.
Astrology is so much more than just another trend. Learning about how to make someone’s birth chart can tell you all kinds of interesting things about a person.
It’s also pretty cool to get tarot readings and learn about how your sun and moon sign both affect you.
Aromatherapy is a great way to learn more about alternative ways of medicine, and you can instantly ease some of your aches, whether they’re physical or mental.
Candle making does require a little bit of money, but you can pick up starter kits relatively cheap to see if you like it. It’s soothing, and you can get as creative as you like. This is also an awesome Christmas present idea!
59. Learn about crystals
Crystals are so much more than just rocks. Those that believe in the power behind crystals know that they are full of energy, whether it be the energy to heal or other energy. Different crystals also represent different things.
Reading a good book can transport you to a different time. You can read about other places and people. If you love history, there are plenty of books to help you learn about fascinating events that took place long ago.
61. Video games
Video games are the ultimate hobby for teenagers. While most people think of games like Call of Duty, that isn’t the only game that you’re limited to.
Sims is great if you like to decorate and pick what people do. You can play games like Minecraft or Tetris. The possibilities are endless.
62. Get a pet
A pet might seem like a responsibility, but it can also be a hobby. If you enjoy it, it’s a hobby. Enjoy decorating a fish aquarium, for example.
Hobbies To Do With Friends
63. Ping pong
Ping pong is fun, and if you’re competitive you can really get into it. Ping pong is also pretty easy to pick up on.
64. Play pool
Playing pool isn’t just for people at bars. Some pool halls let teenagers go in to play pool during certain hours. If your friend has a pool table in the basement it can be a lot of fun too.
Basketball can involve two groups of people split up into teams, or you can play a game like a horse with one other person.
66. Join a local softball league
You don’t have to do this one with friends, but it’s a great way to spend more time together if you’re bored and need something to do!
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Soccer isn’t for everyone, but it can be really fun. The game itself is easy to pick up on, and you guys can all have fun. Don’t forget about going out to eat afterward!
68. iPhone games
iPhone games are easy, they’re fun and you can do them with one other person. You can also just take your turn when you’re not busy, making these a great way to spend time with friends if you always have a packed schedule.
69. Start a band
If you all love instruments and one of you can sing, you’ve got a band! Now, you just need a garage to practice in…
Break out the karaoke machine from when you were a kid and have some fun! You can also check out some lyrics videos on YouTube and do the same thing.
71. Interior decorating
You don’t need a house to have fun decorating! Re-do your room. Play Sims. Browse through Pinterest to find ideas for your dream room.
You can enjoy makeup as a hobby either by yourself or with someone else. It’s a lot more fun if you have another face to practice on! You can share makeup, learn new techniques together, and more!
73. Sell crafts on Etsy
You and your BFF can start your own business. Make something, and sell it on a website like Etsy to start your very own business.
If you love to do hair, you already know that it’s a lot more fun if you’re doing someone else’s. You can try out new hairstyles, learn how to dye hair and so much more!
75. Jewelry making
Jewelry making goes far beyond the beaded bracelets that we all made in elementary school. Make classic necklaces and beautiful earrings. Then, you can sell them, gift them or keep them!
If you’re looking for a new hobby for teens, first you need to look at yourself. Are you athletic? Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Think about what types of things you like to do, and go from there.