Really quick I first wanted to show you how the Rolled Braid hairdo that I posted HERE yesterday looked on Bee, as she sported two of them – because that’s how the whole spider idea came about.
For non-Halloween hair follow the same instructions as I did in yesterday’s style except part the hair and make 2 ponytails & secure them with rubber bands.
Then braid each pony tail & secure them with a rubber band. Then roll them up as shown in the previous tutorial. Secure them with a few bobby pins & curl the little “tails” that stick out on each side.
So you’ll now have 2 cute rolled up braids on each side of the head & it should look something like this:
For the Halloween Spider you of course will need a few supplies:
*Ribbon (preferably black)
*Bobby pins or Hair pins
*Hot glue gun (or favorite type of glue)
*All your normal hair styling tools & possibly pom aid or some type of goop!
Part the hair for ponytails & make one on each side of the head. Add your ribbon – make sure it’s just a bit longer than the ponytail to make sure you have enough.
Pull the ribbon around so it’s on the under side of the ponytail. I thought I had a different roll of black ribbon but this was all I had so I went with it. A wider grosgrain ribbon would have been preferred so there would be more black in the braid. Oh well.
Braid the hair and be careful to try keep the ribbon on the under side of the braid as you plate it. The under side is what will show so that’s where you want the ribbon to be.
Here’s the under side of it where you can see the ribbon.
Secure the braid with a rubber band. If you have extra ribbon coming out in the tail of the braid –
Be really careful & cut it off! Leave just enough that it is still secured in the rubber band. This part won’t show because it’ll be rolled up inside.
Divide the tail of the braid in half so each part sticks out on the sides of the braid as you roll it up. Again, if you aren’t sure what I mean – refer to yesterday’s post!
Roll it up & secure it with bobby pins. Then you’ve got the tails sticking out like this:
This is where you might want some “goop” to separate the “spider legs” nicely. If you don’t have any product just get them nice and wet & spray them with hair spray. Make 4 separate sections on each side of the rolled up braid. We want to have it have the correct number of legs, right?!
I curled the ends under slightly with our little curling iron. You could even flip your curling iron upside down and press it on each of the “legs” and give it more of a kinked look like a spider leg might have! You can leave it like this if you want – but we wanted to go a bit further.
Enter all the other supplies:
Glue 2 googly eyes to a strip of ribbon.
Flip it over & add some more glue – then add a bobby pin or hair pin. I then doubled the ribbon back over on top of it to cover that all up & make it a bit sturdier. Note: I attached 2 eyes because Bee’s little “spider bodies” aka rolled braids are very small & there wasn’t going to be enough room to jab 2 more pins each holding one eye. So I opted to glue them both on one pin. Hope that makes sense.
Your finished little eyes should be like this: Or you can just glue one eye to one pin and have 2 sets of them for each spider you make.
Sorry this pic turned out a bit blurry or something. Hopefully you can spot our spider in here!
A view from behind:
Bee was so ecstatic that she had “spiders” in her hair & she told everyone we saw at the store about them! These were a kiddo & a crowd pleaser! Perfect for the days leading up to Halloween or any fun Halloween party where costumes may not be worn.
Also – to let your creative juices flow …. you can really decorate these any way you want. You can do one big one of any these ideas: they could be bats, little butterflies, lady bugs, crabs or even an elephant (if you look at Goose’s from yesterday I think it sort of looks like one!) Have fun being creative! The sky is the limit with these!
Oh, I almost forgot. I do have a few other Halloween hair ideas lurking around in the archives – so head HERE to see some of mine – as well as ones others have sent me in years past.