Don’t you love the Facebook memories that pop up in your feed each day? Sharing images and statuses you’ve shared on that day in years past. It’s a little walk down memory lane. Recently an image popped up of my daughter and son’s crazy hair/hat day from last year and it donned on me – I never shared my daughter’s Mermaid Crazy Hair Day Idea on Inspiration Made Simple. How could I have overlooked that?! This was such a fabulously easy hair style and it was a big hit among the female first grade crowd!
Cute, right? It doesn’t show up super well in the image, but we used green chalk to color the fishtail braid so it looked like the mermaids tail.
I used my Cricut Explore (affiliate links for your convenience) to cut out the Mermaid from cardstock. If you have a Cricut, you can open my Mermaid Braid file in Cricut Design Space and create the Mermaid in seconds. I used one of the paper doll from one of the Cricut Cartridges and simply sheared off her legs!
Once the mermaid is cut and glued together, braid your child’s hair into a Fishtail Braid. I found this easy to follow tutorial in case you don’t already know how to do this fun braid:
Once the braid is complete, either spray the braid with green hair spray, or color it with green chalk (dampen the chalk to really get the color to pop).
Stick the paper mermaid into the top of the braid. If you’re worried that it won’t stay in all day, hot glue a barrette to the back and pin it into place above the braid.
I also made a Duct Tape hat for my son and he LOVED it and also received tons of comments. I winged it and never took photos of the process, but it was super easy! I just did a search to see if there are any tutorials and found this one for you – it’s a bit different than the process I used, but it still makes a great hat:
Both are fun ideas that your kids will love wearing to school for Crazy Hat or Crazy Hair Day!