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Oct092011

a beehive for bee

It was "Crazy Hair Day" at school a few weeks ago, and I remembered this cute story we did at Martha Stewart Kids with a beehive (which seemed appropriate for Bee!). I know some schools don't allow costumes on Halloween, but maybe you can get away with some fun hair?

The hair gets divided into 5 ponytails and braided with yellow yarn. (I found this video tutorial very helpful). One tip: Don't skimp on the yarn, it says you need 50 pieces, but I got tired of cutting and only used about 30. As a result Bee's beehive was not as tall as it should have been, the yarn is adding color but also volume to the hair.

Then you pile the braids on top of each other to form the beehive, securing them in place with bobby pins. (a LOT of bobby pins!)

Add some paper bees attached to pipe cleaners (or make your bees out of pom poms if you happen to have some around) and you'll all set. The whole thing took about 20 minutes from start to finish, and made Bee a very happy kindergartener.

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Reader Comments (16)

Genius!

10.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

ahhhh! cutest beehive ever. you are so clever.

10.10.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlesley graham

Brilliant and adorable. I just wish my girl had hair that long! But I'll note that one for the future. Thx.

10.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRansacked Goods

I remember crazy hair days at school. I don't think I ever really did anything besides waking up and not brushing mine haha.

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10.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLy

Great Idea

10.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn UK

so cute!! i did this last year after seeing it in martha's magazine, i was the beehive and my 4 month old was the bee. what a great idea!

so adorable and perfect for her!

10.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

LOVE this!! So cute.

10.13.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGottaRun

My 5 year old is crazy about bees -- and her classroom's theme happens to be bees. Now if only her hair would grow 10 inches or so in the next couple of weeks. Maybe next year. Thanks for the idea! (She has white blonde hair so maybe we'd use brown yarn!)

10.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaina

Ohmigosh, this is probably the cutest thing I have seen in...well, in a long time! I love it! So sweet :)

10.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Adorable.

10.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterhena tayeb

Such a friendly looking beehive.

10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Emilia

this is awesome! I wish my daughter had long hair!

10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Too perfect! I was thinking about pulling that issue out for my kids this year. I loved the Martha Stewart Kids and Baby issues.

10.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

so cute! thanks for sharing.

10.24.2011 | Unregistered Commenterkids craft ideas

Adorable she is looking with this beehive..I appreciate your idea..Thanks for sharing photos of that cute girl here..

10.30.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Spence

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