Friday, February 18, 2011
Handmade Colonial Powdered Wig
My youngest son will be Thomas Jefferson in March. He's required to dress like him (recite a speech, etc.)... but they've asked us to not spend much money. So, after surfing the web a bit, I came across some instructions on making a wig from cotton balls.
I cannot remember where I got the idea originally, but they called for a painter's cap. I wasn't sure what that was, but when I stumbled across a $1.00 white baseball cap at AC Moore, I figured we'd give it a shot. Two bags of cotton balls, a piece of black felt, and some hot glue later.... here's the wig. I just glued cotton balls all over and turned it backwards... and wah-lah...
It may not be perfect, but it cost about $3.... can't beat that.
Posted by Our Family at 3:53 PM