Crazy Hair for Crazy Kids

It’s that time of year again – Spirit Week at School.  My kids love when it hits. They get to wear PJ’s to school, themed outfits, crazy hair. This year instead of a crazy hat, we went with crazy hair:

The Cupcake Hairdo is not my invention. All you have to do is search Pinterest for Crazy Hair and there will be several cupcake options within the top few listings.  I thought it was pretty cool. I’m not sure how others do it, but I cut an X in the bottom of the liners, then pulled my daughters hair into pig tails. I  pulled one pigtail through the X, made a bun and secured with a hair band. I glued a pompom on the end of a bobby pin and inserted that into the center of the bun. Repeat for the other side and that’s it!
My son requested a feather hairdo because he had been given feathers at school a few days before.  I considered all sorts of crazy ideas and then ended up deciding on a mohawk. Brainstorming, I came up with a plan to use ducktape and feathers to create a mohawk that could be glued to barrettes and clipped in place, but then I realized Mason had gym and I didn’t know how that would work and it just seemed complicated in my head.  So instead I decided to just make little ponytails and insert a bunch of feathers in each. He didn’t like his bangs in a ponytail so we started right behind those. Easy peasy!

Of course Olivia wanted to join the fun, so I stuck some feathers in her ponytail:
(for those from warm states – the big tag on the front of my sons coat is his ski pass!)

And then I realized my son wouldn’t be able to wear a hat. GREAT! We live in Vermont and it’s winter and it just snowed 6″. He needs something on his head! So downstairs I went to whip out a quick headband to keep his ears warm. And hello, I’m suppose to be going to work today! Phew!
It was a hectic morning, but as the kids got on the bus, the bus driver was in awe over their styles (and let them know it) and the other kids on the bus were “cool” and “awesome”-ing it up and my kids had the biggest smiles on their faces. Job well done.
Oh – and I had a GREAT idea for an Octopus hair style! Couldn’t you just imagine a bun on top of the head, 8 ponytail “tentacles” and goggly eyes attached to bobby pins?!?
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger/Blog Designer by night. She lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her dog and cat. You can also visit her design site, seven thirty three – – creative blog design.  For even more seven thirty three fun, like her on Facebook or follow along via Twitter!

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