Are you looking for some fun and easy ideas for crazy hair day? Well, look no further! From crazy colours to gravity-defying hairstyles, these crazy hair day ideas for boys and girls have something for everyone. So get ready to let your kids’ imaginations run wild!
Fun Crazy Hair Day Ideas For Kids
Crazy Hair Day is one of those fun school events that kids love and parents dread! Unless you love an excuse to let your creativity flow, you might be a little overwhelmed at the idea of coming up with a crazy hairstyle for your child.
Thankfully there are plenty of easy crazy hair ideas that you can do in a few minutes or simple ideas that take a little longer if you have the patience and accessories. These cool ideas are sure to get you inspired!
What Is Crazy Hair Day?
Crazy hair day, also known as whacky hair day, is a fun way for kids to express themselves through their wacky hairstyles. This fun school event has grown over the years with a lot of schools incorporating it with a fundraiser.
Here in Australia, Crazy Hair Day is typically held as a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis however it can be for any other reason too or just for fun.
Crazy Hair Day Essentials
Before you can create some fun crazy hair styles like the ones below, you need a few essentials in your crazy hair day kit which you can get online or from your local craft store or discount store! Here are some of the must-haves for many of the simple crazy hair day ideas below:
Easy Crazy Hair Day Ideas For Girls & Long Hair
Having longer hair can make it much easier to come up with some crazy hairstyles for kids so these crazy hair day ideas are perfect for girls or anyone with longer hair (boys included) and can be created with your own unique twist.
This spider hairstyle is one of the easiest crazy hair day ideas for long hair. All you need is a bun (you can use a doughnut bun roll if you want it to sit perfectly) and some bobby pins. Thread through some black pipe cleaners for spider legs, add a pom pom for the body and add some eyes. You could recreate these spider buns with a spider of any colour or make it a rainbow coloured spider.
This Lalaloopsy hairstyle is a fun idea for anyone who loves Lalaloopsy dolls and wants to have a hairdo just like their favourite character. Although you can create this hairstyle even without being a fan of Lalaloopsy, using any colour pipe cleaners.
You can’t get much easier than these spider braids. A little coloured hairspray and some plastic spiders are all you need. Or recreate this style with different accessories such as fairies, favourite characters, bling or flowers.
Star Wars Hairstyle For Girls
If you have a little girl who loves Star Wars, this Rei hairstyle was really quick and an easy hairstyle to do. It’s not perfect but she loved it since we had just finished watching all the Star Wars films not long before Crazy Hair Day.
Separate the hair into 3 layers, starting at the top and creating a loop, then add the extra length into the second loop and do the same for the 3rd loop so there are no loose sections hanging. We finished my daughter’s hair with a little coloured hair chalk for fun.
Little girls who love unicorns will love having their very own unicorn horn with this crazy hair unicorn style, turning the front sections of the hair into a horn using a cardboard or foam cone. The coloured hairspray adds extra fun to the hairstyle and helps keep it in place for a day of play and learning at school.
The Little Mermaid Hair
This little mermaid hairstyle is perfect for girls with long hair who want to have a quick and easy crazy hair day style. This simple wacky style is simply using an Ariel doll inserted into a regular french braid or fishtail braid and a load of green hair spray. Don’t forget to separate the pieces at the end for the mermaid tail.
This creative hairstyle using a cupcake liner is a super fun way to create cupcake buns, adding messy buns to create the cupcakes on your child’s head. You could also use silicone cupcake liners from the dollar store for this wacky look.
This cute snowman hairstyle is great for Christmas or Crazy Hair Day with stacked buns and snowman accessories to complete the look. The step by step tutorial video will help you recreate this look.
Who doesn’t love cherries? You can easily turn your child’s long hair into cherries with two messy buns, green pipe cleaner, a paper leaf and some red hairspray.
This tall cone hairstyle looks fantastic with long hair, using styrofoam cones inside the high pony tail to give it the height and finished with coloured hairspray and bows. These might get a little annoying by the end of the school day so it might be best for older kids but it is so much fun!
This crazy octopus hairstyle found on Pinterest is perfect for kids who love sea creatures and is a really easy way to add some fun to their hairstyle. You just need coloured hair spray, some wire, googly eyes and some sea creature accessories. This style was found on Pinterest and the original source is unknown.
Donut Crazy Hair
This donut hair style is so simple to do, by cutting a hole into a paper plate and pulling the ponytail through then using a doughnut bun roll and lots of bobby pins to create the ‘donut’. Then create your icing and pin in place on top of your child’s head for a super cute crazy hair look.
Rainbow Hair Extensions
Add some clip-in rainbow hairpieces, a wig or get creative with some coloured hair spray and chalks for a rainbow hairstyle that kids will be proud to show off.
Popcorn Crazy Hair
This fun popcorn crazy hairstyle is so much fun for long hair since you need something to keep the popcorn tub in place! All you need are a small popcorn box, hot glue gun, cotton balls, a highlighter (or yellow paint) and bobby pins.
This easy and colourful dinosaur hairstyle is perfect for kids who love dinosaurs, using creating the look using cardstock cones underneath the gel soaked hair then finishing off with a rainbow of coloured hairspray.
For a cute idea that you can create in around 5 minutes, all you need is some helium balloons. Braid your child’s hair and tie bunches of helium balloons to each braid or tie a single bunch to a high ponytail for a fun look. Original source unknown.
Birds Nest Hair
This fun and easy birds nest hairstyle is perfect for crazy hair day or spirit week. It’s a fun option for teachers to try too! Create a messy bun for the nest and add some decorations, such as birds, flowers and bird eggs, with some greenery to finish the look. This style was found on Pinterest.
Turn your child’s braids into a rainbow on top of their head with cotton ball clouds and rainbow colours. This style requires a lot of hairspray, bobby pins and perhaps some wire through the braids to keep them in shape. Coloured hair chalks would be a perfect option for adding rainbow colours. Source unknown.
This Halloween inspired jack o lantern pumpkin bun is super cute and simple to create and perfect for really long hair. This is a good style for keeping hair tidy while still enjoying the fun celebration.
Easy Crazy Hair Day Ideas For Boys & Short Hair
Short hair may pose a few extra challenges with coming up with fun ideas but these crazy hairstyles for short hair are perfect to try!
Spooky Spiderweb Hair
This spooky hairstyle is also great for Halloween dress-ups or any child who loves Spider-man. Best of all, you can create this spiderweb hairstyle as a short hairstyle or for long hair too! This can be a great last minute crazy hair day style, raiding the Halloween decorations.
Crazy Bug Hair
Surfs Up Hairstyle
This Surfs Up hairstyle is perfect for boys who love the beach and surfing. All you need is some hair gel or hair wax to style the hair into waves, then spray paint your child’s hair with blue hair spray and add a surfer accessory to finish the look.
Star Wars Death Star Hairstyle
This Star Wars Death Star wacky hair day style is perfect for boys hair who love the dark side and is really easy to do with coloured hairspray and some Star Wars accessories or LEGO minifigures.
Stikbots Crazy Hair Style
This Stikbots crazy hairstyle is perfect for kids who love the little toys and is relatively easy to do, with loads of hair gel, coloured spray. The rocks and Stikbots figurines stay in the hair using bobby pins which have the accessories glued on with a hot glue gun.
This Mohawk style is the perfect spiky hair look for boys or girls who want to show their wild side on Crazy Hair Day! All you need is coloured hair spray and some gel to create a spiked mohawk style. This can work with long hair too although you need something really heavy duty like clear gelatine to get long hair to stay upright.
Other Easy Ideas For Crazy Hair Day
If you forgot all about crazy hair day or you simply don’t have the time to pull together something elaborate, these fuss-free easy and quick crazy hairstyles are still enough to send the kids to school with a smile:
- Paint their hair with bright temporary hair colour.
- Add some fun accessories, like flowers, cat ears or feathers
- Wear a huge, bold headband, like these DIY floral headbands
- Create a crazy hairstyle with lots of curls and twists, bows and ribbons.
- Put on a wig for crazy hair that requires no effort
- Glitter hairspray for sparkles
- Stick on googly eyes at the back of their head
- Create your own Trolls headband for fake crazy hair
- Make it crazy hat day instead
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