Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Braid-wrapped piggies

I sat down yesterday to do Bee's hair before dance, without being really clear about what I was doing to do - and this is what happened!  After I did the first side, I liked it so much that I grabbed the camera to get a step by step of the second side.  Here is how I did it:
Part your hair like you would for pigtails, and clip one side away so that you are only working with one side of hair at a time.   Then, make three small braids on top of the head, near the part.  I made mine in the shape of triangles, but squares or circles works as well.  It should look like this:
Have your daughter hold those three strands up, so you can pull the rest of the hair into a low pony tail.

In the next step, you will wrap the outer braids around the pigtail and the middle braid.  First, bring the middle braid down, and hold it against the pigtail.

Then criss cross the outer braids around the pigtail/middlebraid combo.

Then, bring the braids you just crossed under the pigtail, and back up and around.

The middle braid should now be secure, and you can let go of it.  Take the two braids under the pigtail one more time (after crossing on top) and fasten with an elastic under the pigtail.  This is what it will look like when you are done with that step:

At this point, you could just leave the pigtails down, and it would look beautiful that way:
But we were heading to dance class, and needed to have her hair pulled all the way out of her face - so we kept going.  In the next step, simply pull the two pigtails together with an elastic, and add a pretty flower or bow to cover the "gap". 

Here is is from all angles...

For some reason, my camera is over exposing everything - and the next shot is the only one I got of her head on - so you get albino daughter in this one...   :)

but at least you can see what it looks like from the front.  :)
Today is starting out bright and early and happy around here - all the kids are up and raring to go.  Looks like it's time to start school!  I love early starts to our school day - they mean early ends to them as well, and lots more play time!
Have a great day and as always, feel free to copy!

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