The boys recently had Crazy Hair Day for AWANA. It was so much fun (pictures below) that we decided to add an art project to go with it. This Crazy Hair Day Art Project for Kids is entirely kid-made and they had a blast with it!
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This Crazy Hair Day Art Project allows children to practice or experience a few different things:
First you will want to set up your crafting area so everything is within the kids’ reach.
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Let the kids get creative. Besides the craft supplies I mentioned, you could try regular stickers, pom poms, pipe cleaners, sequins, yarn, or anything else that sounds fun. I do recommend, however, that you stick to just a few items or things may get out of control with so many options to choose from.
We love Kwik Stix Tempera paint sticks because they are so easy to create art with and with little to no mess and they dry quickly. Paint that doesn’t smear everywhere? Count me in. I’m all for less clean-up. Plus, the tubes fit perfectly in my boys’ small hands and twisting the colors up, even though it is easy for them to twist, is a good exercise for strengthening their hands. They feel in control, creative, and confident using Kwik Stix.
Kwik Stix has many great solid tempera paint colors to choose from, too. I love the bright Neons colors (especially for crazy hair), but they also have Classic colors and Metalix colors.
If you’ve ever done Crazy Hair Day, what are some of your favorite styles you’ve tried?
I may have had a little too much fun with my boys’ hair. This year we did a “Taco Plate Hairdo”–a double Mohawk with fillings–and “Hare Hair” (or a “Bunny Bun”).
Last year we did rocketship and underwater hairdos.
And before that we did surfer hair!
Surf's up! Crazy hair night at Awana. The surfer on top is him! Tried to get a better angle, but he was so excited he kept moving haha. This will be fun to wash out… #artscrackers #awana #sparks #crazyhair #crazyhairday #surfsup #hairofinstagram #silly #bluehair #kidsofinstagram #instakid #wavyhair #momblogger #ncblogger #kbnmoms #kidbloggersofig #kidhairstyles
Kid-Made Crazy Hair Day Art Project for Kids
After printing out a picture of your child (I recommend taking a close-up picture with the hair pulled away from his/her face, editing it as needed, and printing as a 4×6 image)…
And this Crazy Hair Day Art Project Template…
Download Your Free Crazy Hair Face Template
Hold the templates with the printed picture over top or underneath (whichever is easier to see) towards a light source to figure out which head shape most closely fits your child’s face shape. This is a great way for children to identify and match (or near-match) less familiar shapes.
Once you’ve chosen the proper template for your child, begin painting using Kwik Stix paints. Encourage your child to get creative and express himself/herself. Color in the shirt, color hair around the face, and even color the face in if you wish. Mister S colored the face in on his and it helped fill in areas where the cutout of his face did not fit since he’s a little tinier.
My oldest, E, decided to do trees on top of his head–one for spring/summer, one for autumn, and one for winter. Mister S went all out with colors.
Start adding decorations around the outside of the face outline. Use stick glue or small dots of regular glue or just stick with stickers!
Carefully cut out your child’s face from the printed picture. You can allow your child to do this as well to practice scissor skills using a pair of safety scissors. Check out the Ultra Safe Scissors from The Pencil Grip! Add some glue to the back (stick glue works great for this and it’s not as messy) then stick it onto the paper template where the face should go.
If your child wants to, let him add more to decorate. He can even add decorations overlapping some of his face–whatever he wants that’s crazy!
Use your Kwik Stix for other art projects too! Try tape resist paintings, paper plate paintings, painting ceramic pots, you name it! These paints are so versatile.