We LOVE our hair! So much of our identity can get tied up in our hair (or lack thereof). That is not necessarily a bad thing! Hair is a part of our wonderful, unique bodies, and we should be proud of what grows out of our own noggins. Whether you decide to rock a natural style or mix it up with a wig, hair can be a powerful way of showing off who you are! And, with the help of this month's craft, you can mix it up with a little "hair flair."
This craft can certainly be done the way that we lay out in this post. However, we found it quite difficult to accomplish on the day of the program. Miss Dyna saved us with a nifty little tool called a hair beader. You can watch a tutorial on using this tool in this video from Sakora and Sefari.
✨ Hair Flair ✨
💈 Party hair extension
💈 White glue (liquid)
💈 Assorted pony beads
💈 Wood skewer
💈 Scissors (optional)
1. Set some beads out. Put a dab of glue on a plastic lid. Choose the hair extension piece. Separate out a small strand of the hair and pull/twist it away from the rest. If the hair is uneven at the bottom, you can give it a tiny trim to even it up.
2. Slide a bead up the hair to where you want to place it. Take your wood skewer to gather some glue. Place the glue end of the skewer into the hole of the bead. Roll the bead around to make sure the glue is coating the inside. You’ll want to have the hair piece on a flat surface while you do this. Pull on the section of hair to keep it straight. Continue this process and add however many beads you want! Keep it flat while the glue dries.
There you go! Your own hair flair! This craft is pretty versatile. You could cut it short to match a shorter hairstyle. You could find bobbles like bows or string to mix it up. With an adult's help, you could even use heat to put curls or waves in your flair. The possibilities are endless!
We've picked out unique stories this month all about hair and how it helps us express who we are. It might be that this craft isn't to your particular liking. That is okay! What is most important to us is providing the opportunity for you to try new things. Hopefully you'll discover what works best for you! Your hair is yours, and we love that for you!
We hope to see you at our program this Saturday, February 10th, in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
We will be at Winnie & Mo’s, 343 A St, starting at 10:30am.
We will be at Discovery Dance School, 310 E Clark St, starting at 1:30pm.
The space is ADA compliant. You may park in the parking lot either in front of or behind the studio.