This week is Spirit Week at my kids school and daycare. It’s such a fun week for the kids. Thursday was Crazy Hair/Hat Day and we had some fun with it. For the girls we created a very tall ponytail hairstyle that Cassidy dubbed the Truffala Tree Crazy Hair – you know, the tree from Dr. Seuss? And Mason went with a very cool creation that we worked on together. Here they all are:

Before we get to the Truffala Tree Crazy Hair Tutorial, check out my sons hat:

A cool, but simple project. We used his plastic army helmet and army men. I used E-6000 to glue each piece into place, with just a dab of hot glue to secure them until the E-6000 dried. The best part is that the helicopter rotor spins… and was a huge hit at school

Now, I’m sure moms of girls are dying to find out how I made the Truffala tree, so read on!

You’ll need:

  • a big rubber band
  • several smaller rubber bands(I used rainbow loom bands)
  • pipe cleaner

First, twist a bunch of pipe cleaners together. 5 was a good number for my daughters’ hair, but you may need to do a test run to see what works best for your child.

Bend one end so that it isn’t poking into the scalp all day.

Pull all of the hair into a super high ponytail – try to get it right on top of the head.

Insert the folded portion of the pipe cleaner into the middle of the ponytail, making sure it is pushed in as far as possible.

Pull the ponytail up around the pipe cleaner.

Twist the hair a few times and then secur it at the top of the pipecleaners with a small rubberband.

Add several more bands down the length of the ponytail.

You should now have a Truffala Tree!

If needed mess up the ends or even curl them for a poufier top.

What do you think? Are you going to send your child to school with a Truffala Tree Crazy Hairstyle?

Here are some more styles that we’ve done in the past for Crazy Hair Dye. Click an image to learn more.