Sorry we didn’t get the next letter in our alphabet series posted last week. We had fall break and the girls were out of school for a couple days so we took advantage of it and had some well spent family time. We’ll get the next installment of our series up soon!
Wahoo, Halloween is in the air, and we’ve got a fun little way to add it into your dd’s hair in the form of a bun that looks like a little Jack o’ Lantern. Nothing overly complicated here – the hardest part will be deciding how you want the cute little face of your jack o’ lantern to look.
You will need some construction paper, or if you want it to hold up better, some felt. Black and green to be exact. And you will need orange ribbon as well.
Cut your eyes, nose, and mouth out in black, and a little stem in green.
Then attach them to hair pins. You can tape them or hot glue them onto the pins. Bobby pins will work but I find hair pins work best for stuff like this because you can stick them straight down in the hair easier. Make sure you make the face parts big enough. I ended out making ours a bit bigger after this try!
Make a ponytail in the hair. Then add some orange ribbon. I thought I had plain bright orange ribbon but apparently not, so we used this funky orange one I had on hand. Add it to the hair under the rubber band of your pony so is secure.
You can do this a couple ways. You could add 3 strands of ribbon and do a regular 3 strand braid or we opted for one of our favorite techniques – we did a 4 strand braid with ribbon in it. You can see our video HERE on how we do that. Braid it to the end of the ponytail and secure with a rubber band.
Then twist it around to make your bun – or circle shape of the pumpkin. Secure with a few bobby pins.
Add your pins with the pumpkin face parts on it and you’re done! The tricky part of this was getting the pins in and avoiding hitting the ribbon. In the end I just used some tape on the back of the mouth & stuck it to the ribbon since I was short on time.
Here it is with our small mouth & I decided we needed to make it a bit bigger. So that’s what I mean about making sure the face pieces are proportionate to the size of bun you are working with!
I like the bigger mouth much better and so did Bee. She thought it was so fun having a pumpkin in her hair!