Being the "crafty" one in the family sometimes has it perks and sometimes not. When my nephew asked me to help him "look" like George Washington for a school program -- I didn't really know where to begin. SO I "googled" it of course....LOL This is where I stand "true" to my name CRAFT JUNKIE TOO (plural) I do a little of everything! I am posting this in hopes it may help someone else in the future.Pin It
I started with a white Durag like this one. It's very stable and I knew I could tie the strings around his head as tightly as needed.
Then I hot glued TONS of white cotton balls all over the Durag -- this takes a bit of time because it needs LOTS of cotton balls. I used a butter cup for a "make shift" mannequin head -- works great!
To add the "gray" to George's hair I dabbed gray paint all over...here and there. I used a paintbrush to do the dabbing.
Then I used some curly ribbon bows (like you put on gifts) for George's pony tail. I took out the silver ribbon and it was perfect. I added this to the nape of his neck after putting the "wig" on his head to ensure proper placement at the nape of his neck -- otherwise you may get the ponytail too high. Hot glue keeps it nicely in place.
I used a pony tail holder to gather the ribbon and make it look more realistic.
The ties on the Durag can be hidden under the pony tail and tucked inside the child's shirt or jacket.
For the neck covering we used a large white flour sack towel I picked up in the kitchen section of the Dollar store. We then used a handkerchief to position in the front for a more "George" style shirt.
Did you spot the $1.00 bill in George's pocket? Pretty snazzy, huh?
If you need more specifics -- just email me.