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12 Wacky Hair Ideas for an Exciting Crazy Hair Day at School

A former teacher and tutor, Kenna enjoys helping children live a better life, understanding the importance of helping them become leaders.


Wacky Hair Ideas

Getting creative with Crazy Hair Day or designing some wacky hairstyles is so much fun. It is the best part of being a kid at heart. I found so many great ideas, but I am only sharing my favorites with you.

I found it interesting that most of the boys’ wacky hair ideas are not that inventive. The girls are much more creative in designing wacky hairstyles.

1. Pipe Cleaner Hairdo

Blue Skies ahead shows some wacky hair photos. It's not a pipe dream because the hairdo is so wacky and manageable to create yet fits any crazy hair day. Moms only need to take a trip to the craft store and buy many multi-colored pipe cleaners.

With that, you put the hair up in a cute, tight bun. Take a bunch of pipe cleaners and individually twist them around your fingers, so your pipe cleaners are now curly. Then, stick the pipe cleaners around the bun with the elastic band. If you have a lot of really long hair, make several tiny buns, and do the same thing with the pipe cleaners. The cleanup will be a breeze, and more likely, your daughter or son will want to do the same wacky hairdo for the next event.

Each pipe cleaner hairdo is different because the pipe cleaners never bend or attach to the hair the same way each time.

2. Spider Web Hairstyle

It's a bit scary for some girls. If you tell them they look cute, it might work for Halloween night. Or, you might have to wait until they are a bit older to appreciate the fun of wearing such a wacky hairstyle that is also scary.

The expert says it is easy to do. The giant spider web hairdo looks like a classic. You can find the designer through the link on the image.


3. A&W Soda

I loved A & W root beer when I was this girl’s age. I am impressed with this crazy hair day winner. The wacky style looks easy to do. The originator does not explain how to do it. By looking at the photo, I guess you place a hole in the side of an empty soda bottle and string the ponytail through it, so it seems like the hair is flowing into the plastic cup. You clip the plastic container onto the hair with a hair clip.

Our Daily Ideas brought this design to my attention, and I am happy to share it with you.

4. Doggy Hair

Kelly found this doggy hairstyle for me. The only problem with having the wacky dog facing behind you is that you will miss each person's first impression of who sees the hairstyle. Don't be surprised if a couple of hound dogs end up following you.

I couldn't find the hairdo's originator, so I guessed that the designer made a super tight bun and twisted a smaller bun for the nose. She cut a piece of red fabric in the shape of a dog's tongue. Using a black sharpie, she drew a black line down the center of the cloth. The eyes and dog ears you can get at any craft store. The eyes can be hot glued to hair clips and attached to the hair.


5. Birds and Butterflies

Melanie shared this with me, and I think it is so wacky. It is the wackiest of hairdos ever. I am sure it took 4 hours to create this crazy hairstyle. I tried to find the tutorial, but there isn’t one. I am sure she used wires to get her hair to stay bent like that, which is fantastic. Only girls with long hair can do this wacky style.

Adding the birds with a nest and then butterflies throughout the hair remind me of French 18th Century hairstyles, but crazier and not so symmetrical.

6. Christmas Tree Hairstyle

I love the idea of making a Christmas tree hairdo. It's a lot of work but worth it. With the latest easy-on hair dies, dying your hair green shouldn't be a challenging task.

7. Doughnut Hair

The Doughnut Hair fits wacky hair ideas for long hair. Get ready for wacky hair day pictures with this hairstyle. All the hair is up and off the shoulders, which looks comfy. The crazy hairdo comes from Make it & Love it. You start with a ponytail that is super tight from the top center of the head. It would be best if you pulled it as high as possible. Don't hold back on the gel or hairspray. The hair needs to be slick on all sides.

Find a small colored paper plate and cut a medium-size hole in the center, so the ponytail fits through the hole.

Create a plain bun by using a mesh bun or twist, and then wrap the ponytail into a bun, which is the doughnut.

Create the frosting by cutting a piece of colored fleece, felt, or any leftover fabric. Make sure it fits on the doughnut. Using a hot glue gun, squeeze squiggles onto the material, and immediately press colorful sprinkles into the hot glue before it cools.

You need to attach the frosting to the bun, so take some leftover fabric and cut pieces to form three strips. Using hot glue, take each strip's ends and glue them onto the non-sprinkled side of the frosting. You should have three loops so that a single bobby pin can slide through and firmly attach the frosting piece to the bun.

8. Dragon Hairstyle

The hair color with the jewels for the Dragon hairstyle at LouLou Girls is wacky and adorable at the same time. The creative ladies at LouLou Girls call it perfect for crazy hair day, and I agree. The hairstyle takes some planning to get it done on time.

You will need two colors of hair color, craft jewels, hairpins, and hot glue.
They suggest using hairpins to keep the jewels in the hair. The day before doing the dragon hairstyle, you need to attach the gems to the pins with glue.

In the end, they added bright, colorful hair extensions. I like the idea of wearing this hairstyle to How to Train Your Dragon movies or parties.

A hairstyle the boys can do for Crazy Hair Day or Wacky Hair Day.

A hairstyle the boys can do for Crazy Hair Day or Wacky Hair Day.

9. Surfer Dude

Spiky hair is for boys who like to be surfer guys. The hairstyle makes the highest wave provided that his hair is the color of the ocean. You take blue hair spray and shape the wave curl.

Add a little white hair spray to the tips, creating a massive wave. The surfer action figure stays on when you apply it to the hair while still wet from the spray.

Boys and girls take on the bugs.

Boys and girls take on the bugs.

10. Bugs in the Grass

Green hair spray with short hair creates grass bugs like ants, centipedes, spiders, and caterpillars. Grab plastic bugs Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or the Dollar Store.

Using hot glue, attach them to hairpins, and the Wacky Hair Style will turn faces on the school day.

The black bugs on the boy's forehead attach with glue for eyelashes or anything easy on the skin. For longer hair, you can use the same hair spray or gel.

If it's for a girl, consider using butterflies, flowers, and caterpillars.

Anyone can do this crazy hair day style, but you need long hair.

Anyone can do this crazy hair day style, but you need long hair.

11. Cherries

Dinah from DIY Inspired shared the Cherries in the hair. The items you need to make the crazy hairstyle are red hair spray, two hair ties, some bobby pins, a green pipe cleaner, a piece of green construction paper, clear tape, and a black marker.

Take the hair, create two high buns, secure them with bobby pins on opposite sides of the head. Spray each bun red, so they look like cherries. Cut a piece of green construction paper into a leaf shape. Draw the leaf veins on the leaf-shaped paper. Bend the green pipe cleaner, fold it into red buns to look like cherry stems, and pin them to the cherries with bobby pins. Tape the leaf to the top of the stem. Make any needed adjustments to make sure the wacky hairstyle stays in place.

12. Monster Do

Even though a boy has the monster hairstyle, girls can do one! Courtney Constable at shared the simple but great way to style your kid’s hair. You need hair wax or gel, green hair coloring, two large googly eyes and face paint.

Spike the hair up and do so until it’s stiff. Blend in green hair paint while spiking the hair.

Peel off the sticky backing of the google eyes and place them like eyes in the hair above the face. Using face paint, draw a monster mouth on the forehead with two menacing arms and hands coming from the hair.

Easy Wacky Hair Ideas

If you are like me, I wait until the last moment and see what I have available the night before wacky hair day at school. If you are a planner, then some of these ideas are perfect for you. I have shared some crazy, wacky hair ideas that are pretty easy as long as you have all the materials.

© 2017 Kenna McHugh


Rose Sue on August 11, 2020:

i love these hair styles ill use them for my kids!

Kenna McHugh (author) from Northern California on May 13, 2017:

This was fun to write!