Many schools host an event called Crazy Hair Day. This festivity centers on letting the kids and their parents decide on how to express their creativity and go wild with their hair.

Kids can do their hair in all types of styles that are funny and eye-catching. The one with the best crazy hairdo is held as the winner, and there is often a prize as well.

According to history buffs, the first official Crazy Hair Day was held at San Diego, California in 2004 where more than 500 volunteers read to more than 8,000 children in more than 120 locations. To live up to the tradition, here are some ideas that might pique your interest to try out some of your own craziness one day too.

Crazy Ideas for Crazy Hair Day

A Very Hairy Drink

Also known as the soda bottle hair, this is perhaps an out of the box approach to how we look at fizzy drinks. The mechanics behind this style is quite simple. However, the greatest challenge is to get the hair through the sprout. The bottle has a cut out in the middle section and is attached to the head, while the glass goes to the side. We advise using a long hair clip to tie the cup at the side with support from the hairs at the side of the head. Make sure that you do not have to rush too much into it. Messing a child’s hair is not the point of this competition. Take your time or watch a tutorial on YouTube to get it right.

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Elevated Pony Tails

Ponytails have always been easy to manage as they allow you to get all the excess hair away from covering your face.  However, there is much fun that you can have with ponytails as well. For a crazy hair day, you can play with ponytails all day long to try out various styles and add your own funny bits to it in the mix. The idea is simple; the hair or ponytails stay elevated as they are attached to helium balloons. There is a lot of room here to add your own twist to these crazy hairdos.

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An Old Oak Tree

Call it a Christmas tree or any tree for that matter the choice totally resides in what you prefer for the day. While the results can be quite fascinating to behold, we think making that hair stand all the way up and go into the directions you want can be a bit of a hassle. However, this is what Crazy Hair Day is all about. You need to get out of your comfort corner and make an impression. We probably see hours of work go into this one, but who knows you might be a maestro at it, so do share your method if you know how it gets this one off the bat straight away!

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Donut Anyone?

There are probably very few people in this world that do not like a donut. Considered as one of the top confectionery items, it a favorite for many when it comes to dessert food. Donuts come in all shapes and sizes, which is why this hairdo can have a lot of variations. We believe that leaving the aesthetics to your own imagination would be best. The donut style is sure to grab tons of attention and put a smile on anyone’s face. Try this one out for yourself, and we are pretty sure the end result would be nothing short of a delicacy!

Cartoon Characters

If you look at the perspective of a child, cartoon characters are often quite striking. We are pretty sure everyone out there has a favorite cartoon character, and that is exactly what you need to get for the big day. Making cartoon characters from hair can require diligence and maybe even hours of commitment from your end, but surely by the end of it, all your hard work would pay off. Plus those innocent smiles that you are going to get in return are absolutely priceless. But make sure that you choose wisely without offending anyone’s feelings. Otherwise, all your effort would go to waste.

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Bushy Grass with Insects

There are various ways to look at someone’s hair, and this hairdo does exactly that. Here we are picturing hairs as is they were grass growing on top of our heads. There is definite hair color involved. We advise that you opt for the least harmful ones as children’s hair can be quite delicate. Plus there is the whole bunch of things that you can add further to make it look even more stunning. Think of ways that can grab more attention and make this make-belief, well more believable. Plus points for creativity as always, we are sure that you can come up with your own original, never been tried before tweaks.

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Surfer on Board

Surfing is perhaps one of the most favorite past time activity for those who adore the seas and simply cannot wait to ride the next big wave coming at them. With millions of fans of this popular water sport, why not give yourself the edge and try a hairdo dedicated to this adrenaline-pumping entertainment. Glide across the competition with this new look and make heads turn.  Plus you can also add your own details to reference a favorite movie or animated feature on the surfboard to get additional points like an Australian Master Pro. Surfing has a lot of pop culture references, who can forget Keanu Reeves’ Point Break!

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Pair of Cupcakes

Adding delight to our list here is another dessert food that gives you the cravings. Cupcakes are agreeable, to say the least. One look and you want to bite into the center of their yummy icing. Plus this style is pretty easy on the eyes as well. Hair buns are probably what you get done first. The rest is all cosmetics and how you decorate them. The idea is simple; all you need is proper execution. Plus you can always add a bit more to your own appeal and preferences. Nothing here is by the book. There are no rules. You make them!

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It’s a Rainbow!

A meteorological phenomenon that has captivated almost everyone when they first take a glimpse at it, Rainbows is the real magic in life. They have added glee for millions of photographers across the globe. So why not have your own go at this marvel of life. Surely there is going to be hair color involved, or perhaps you can capture all of its glory with another method. Whatever you do, it’s going to make those tiny eyes sparkle like anything. Add more color to your day and go with this hit hairdo! You can also play around the concept and add more details as you prefer. The more, the merrier!

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Spook Them

Many like spooky themes, even on an odd day when Halloween is still quite far away. And why not, if it gets you the giggles and offers you the jitters then sure go all the way out we say. To make spooky hairdos, you need to stick with a theme and precise goal in mind. Feel the design and how it should look, then all you need to is get it to work. Woah, that just rhymed, so we already have the spell worked out for you, all you now need is a swish of your magic wand and voila!

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Crazy Hair Day is a great way to explore your creativity and work together with your kids. There is definitely a lot of bonding that goes into the entire event. Look at it as an opportunity to create long-lasting memories to cherish with your loved ones.

Nobody can turn back the time, but we are sure both of you would feel a lot younger when you remember what went down that day! We wish you all the best with your efforts, and we are sure that you will make yourself proud! Do share your piece of artwork with us once you do, winning and losing doesn’t matter! The journey that you take to get to your destination is, at times, more important.

What hairstyles have you created for Crazy Hair Day? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Clever ideas shown – thank heavens it didn’t happen in my day. I would have had some very disappointed children.


  • Love all these great ideas.


  • These are so creative !


  • some great ideas here! – thank you for sharing them. Some very creative people!


  • Wow. What a cool ideas.


  • We never had Crazy Hair Day but these hairstyles are fantastic. Congrats to all the parents who created hair styles for their kids.


  • These are awesome i wish i was a creative mum!!


  • These are so funny and amazing and crazy. I’m just not that creative, but I’m so impressed by all of these. My son missed the whole Crazy Hair Day phase, but these are super impressive.


  • They are all so good. I love the spider one


  • These are gold! I love the donuts! Wish my daughter’s school would do this!


  • Oh my gosh, what fantastic ideas!!!! Wish I had known of these with my older ones being little. But, two more heading towards primary school should make it fun


  • These are amazing! So creative!


  • These are great! But my daughters long thin hair doesn’t allow for much in the way of fancy hair styles


  • We aren’t up to this stage yet but there are some awesome ideas in here!


  • Oh my, some great ideas here, love the rainbow colours and spider!


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