14 Creative Crazy Hair Ideas That Won’t Stress You Out

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“Mom, it’s crazy hair day tomorrow!” Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard those words and cringed! Whether it’s Red Ribbon week, Halloween, Spirit Week or just your kids’ school’s attempt at stressing out parents, wacky hair day tends to drive moms and dads crazy. But don’t stress: we’ve got some simple ideas that don’t require tons of effort, but pack on the craze-factor in a big way.


Here's your excuse for a last-minute fro-yo run! Grab an extra cup, cut a hole in the bottom and slip over a bun with sprinkles.

Karly Wood for Tinybeans

Crazy Pipe Cleaners

Ok mamas, this is easy peasy. Grab some pipe cleaners at your local craft store (we found these uber cool multi-color "fuzzy sticks" at Walmart), twist around a pencil, then stick in whatever style you want! For this look, we opted for double buns with a few extra bobby pins and they lasted an entire dance class.

Big-Eyed Monster

A little colored hair spray and two big googly eyes is all you need to catch this look. A quick trip to your local party store can knock both of these items off your list!

Colored Shampoo

If you're a parent that thinks ahead, this fun hair color from Rock the Lock's is a kid-friendly way to add a pop of color! Lasting five to 15 shampoos you can use again and again and rest easy in this vegan and phthalates, sulfates and parabens free formula.

Grab a bottle at rockthelocks.com, $12


One of the easiest crazy hair options, all you need are two cupcake liners for this sweet look. Make two buns, then cut slits in the bottom of the liners before slipping over the bun.


You can finally use all those pipe cleaners you've had lying around! Grab those plus a puffy ball and googly eyes, then add to a bun for a cute look that works for any crazy hair day. Head to One Creative Mommy for all the details.

Surfs Up!

Make waves with this adorable 'do for boys. Make that hair stand tall, add some blue and don't forget a few LEGO minifigs.

Pretty Palette

Mini Monet's will love this look. Use a plastic paint palette and paint brush to get this total artist vibe.

Cup Noodles

Running low on time to heat up a crazy hair look? Scrounge through the pantry and grab that ramen cup! Cut a hole in the bottom, slip over the hair and don't forget the chopsticks.

Shark-Infested Waters

Got a little shark lover? Grab some blue hair paint and one of their many plastic sharks to hook up this fun look.

Pretty Pumpkin

Perfect for Halloween, this pipe cleaner pumpkin is a quick style that definitely passes the wacky hair test.


Everyone will be "tasting the feeling" with this fun look. Grab one of your empty plastic coke bottles, cut a hole, then pull the hair through. All you need are a few bobby pins to keep in place!

Under the Sea

Master braiders will love this fun hairstyle that incorporates Ariel! Braid your fave mermaid into the braid, then top it off with a little green hair spray to give that authentic "tail" look.

Christmas Tree

Ok we admit this isn't the quickest crazy hair style, but it's definitely epic! If you're down for some hair dying, tree trimming antics then this amazing tutorial from Paint the Moon is for you!

––Karly Wood



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