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As little girls' hair grows longer they get more and more adventurous and demanding when it comes to styles! Pony tails, pig tails, French plaits, braids with ribbons, bows or jewels. Here are a few great ideas to get the children making their own hair accessories and making mum's life a bit easier (and cheaper!).
- Many ladies clothing and children's tops come with loops of satin ribbon to use when hanging the clothing on a hanger in the shop. Snip these out and very soon you will have a colourful collection of ribbons to tie in hair or use in craft activities.
- Many markets or cheap fabric shops sell very reasonable lengths of satin ribbon to tie into hair. It makes the simplest bunch of hair look pretty if a co-ordinating ribbon is tied round. Or tie a ribbon onto the pony tail when doing a plait so you include a length of ribbon with each section of hair.
- Fabric strips make gorgeous hair ribbons. Simply cut a length of fabric about 5am wide and use to tie up bunches. Or, if you catch all the hair in the bunch and wrap it round, you can make little side buns. So cute!
- Buy inexpensive hair clips and decorate them yourself. Get some ribbon and tie through the holes leaving a length dangling down. Use PVA glue to stick on sequins or glitter or jewels. Thread some beads onto ribbon and tie these on too to have a dangling bead decoration clipped in.
Looks great and fun to make!