These are great for disguises and fancy dress parties!
You will need:
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!