Wash Out Hair Dye for Kids: Rainbow Crazy Hair

This past school year was my first as a parent, which means that I was a newbie to all of those School Spirit days – chief amongst them being Crazy Hair Day

I feel like crazy hair days are easy to approach with girls. Just put their hair in a million braids or ponies and add some ribbons. Voila! Crazy. 

Crazy hair day style for girls!

But for boys with short hair? His hair wasn’t long enough to spike. What’s to be done, other than put them in a wig? 

I thought about hair spray dye, but didn’t want to spend $10 or Crazy Hair Day. I thought about Kool-Aid hair dye, but I didn’t want my guy to have to live with the coloured hair for two weeks. 

 And then, I thought…. Crayola markers are washable, right? That’s their big selling feature! How bad could it really go?

Crayola Markers for Dyeing Hair

 So out came the markers – we decided to do a rainbow pattern. 

Colouring Hair with Crayola Markers

 We literally just coloured his hair with markers, and then sprayed it with hairspray to seal in the colour – it was drizzling, and I was afraid his face would be dyed by the time we got to school with the run-off!! 

Crazy Hair Day for Boys!Now, Crazy Hair Day ended up being a long day out of the house for various reasons, so we didn’t have the chance to wash his hair before bed. If we had, perhaps the end result would have been different. As it was, the Red and the Purple didn’t wash out for about a week, though it wasn’t very bright after the first wash. 

Dyeing Hair with Crayola MarkersThis is an experiment we’ll definitely repeat for this year’s Crazy Hair Day! 

What are your best ideas for Crazy Hair Day for boys? Please Share or leave the link to your favourite Pin in the comments! 


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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.

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