These are great for disguises and fancy dress parties!

You will need:
  • Balls of wool
  • Balloon
  • Jug or bowl
  • Orange / citrus fruit net
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Cereal box card
  • String
Blow up the balloon to roughly the same size as your head, and place it in a bowl or jug.

Secure it with some sticky tape. This will act as a stand as you build up your wig!
Cut the end of the orange net open carefully - big enough to fit onto the top of your head.
Place the bag over the top of the balloon and tape it into position.
Choose wool that's roughly double the length of the hair you want to make.

Take one strand and fold it in half, creating a loop at one end. Push the looped end through one of the holes in the orange net.
Open out the end of the loop as you pull it through.
Then drop the two loose ends through that loop.
Pull the ends through tightly, so that the wool is attached to the netting.
As you tie on more and more wool, the hair will grow in front of your eyes!
Keep going until you've got a full head of hair - it'll probably look quite messy though!
Now you're the hairdresser - so cut the hair piece into any style you like!

Take care not to pop the balloon until you've finished!
Carefully undo all the sticky tape to reveal your finished wig!
To make a moustache and beard, cut a mouth shape out of some cereal box card.
You're going to use the same threading method as you did for the wig.

So first, take a length of wool and fold it in half, making a loop at the end.
Push the loop end through the moustache.
Then thread the two loose ends through the loop...
...and pull securely.
Build up the facial hair until the card is completely covered.

Then snip away to make the moustache the shape you've chosen!
Attach some string to the finished product..
...so that you can wear it properly!
Here's Neil looking old with a matching wig and moustache!
You can use any colour you like - or lots of different colours to make a party wig.
If you've got loads of wool, why not go for some long hippy hair? Groovy!

Try it yourself!