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23 BEST Crazy Hair Day Ideas For Girls And Boys

One of my favorite times of the school year is spirit week and crazy hair day is by far my favorite day!  

I am always so impressed with all the crazy hairstyles and love seeing how creative kids and families are for spirit days!

As a parent, I always get so excited when I see my son has a crazy hair day coming up but when it comes to picking a crazy hairstyle, I am always stuck on what to actually do for his hair!  

These crazy hairstyles will be perfect for anyone looking for some cool ideas for crazy hair day!  Some of the ideas are great last minute hairstyles, while other crazy hair ideas might take a little more time but are SO cool!  

No matter what type of wacky hairstyles your child is looking for, there is is sure to be one for them! 

Crazy Hair Day Ideas


1. Starbucks Or Dunkin?

The big question- are you a Starbucks fan or a Dunkin fan? Either way, this awesome hairstyle is so cute!   All you need is coffee cups, a straw and some bobby pins and you have bun magic!  

2. Popcorn

We love popcorn and this crazy hair idea is SO cool! I love that the video shows you how to easily make this awesome hairstyle and that you get to eat popcorn while you make it!  Your child will be popping all day! 

3. Donut

This easy crazy hair day idea is so cute and is a great last minute idea!  All it requires is a bun, some felt and a little donut love! Bonus- this post shows you how to make this awesome hairstyle! 

4. Shark Attack!

This is the coolest crazy hair style and perfect for your shark loving kid! This would be so cute for any hair length and only would take some temporary hair color, a fake shark toy and a little hair gel to make this fun idea happen. 

5. DinoLand And Outer Space

My son is obsessed with dinosaurs and outer space and both of these ideas would be so much fun! I love how easy they are and that they would work in both super short hair and long hair! Your dinosaur or space loving kid will love these and as bonus they are super easy to do! 

6. A Mermaid

This little mermaid hairstyle is so impressive and the barbie loving child in me instantly wanted to do this hairstyle!  This looks pretty easy and for sure will have everyone impressed!  

7. A Snowman

Do you want to build a snowman?  This bun snowman may be the cutest hairstyle!  It requires longer hair and some talent in making sock buns, but is the perfect crazy hairstyle for any snowman loving kid! 

8. Ghosts

This ghost hair style is not only adorable, it’s super easy to do and there is even a video showing you how!  I love that your kid can help you prep this hairstyle by drawing the ghost face and that it uses materials that you most likely have around your house! This crazy hairstyle is sure to be boo-riffic! 

9. Fruit Loops

Everyone loves cereal and this cute idea does not disappoint!  Crazy hair with fruit loops is not only adorable, but the perfect wacky hair day style and is easy to do!  All you need is some fruit loops, cupcake liner, a spoon and of course fruit loops!  This is a pretty simple hairstyle with little supplies. Just add a little hot glue to the fruit loops, glue them on to the cupcake liner and cut a hole in the middle and put it through a messy bun and you are ready to go! Bonus points if you let them eat fruit loops while you do their hair! 

Mini fruit loop box, mini bowl and spoon in child's hair

10. A Rainbow

I love an easy hairstyle and this rainbow hair is just that!  All you need is temporary hair color and some cotton balls and your little rainbow will be ready to go! 

Cotton ball rainbow with a ponytail with rainbow colors using hair chalk

11. A Star

When it comes to crazy hair styles, this one is one of my favorites! This star hairstyle is one of my favorites! It looks tricky but really comes down to five hair ties and a little creativity!  This  

fun idea is sure to make your little one shine for the day! 


12. A Heart

Simple crazy hair day ideas are the best and this heart hairstyle is just that!  With 6 scrunchies and a little pre-planned parting, your kid can not only have a heart in their hair but also a pretty awesome hairstyle that everyone is bound to love!


13. A Unicorn

Unicorns hairstyles are so much fun and a rainbow unicorn is even better! This easy hair style is so much fun and only takes a few hair accessories like a rainbow unicorn headband and some different colors of clipped in hair extensions (both super easy to find online).  What I love most about this fun idea is that it is not only super easy, but you and your kid can make it your own!  Instead of clipped in hair extensions you could add temporary hair color spray or braid your hair instead of twisting it- the possibilities are endless! 

Unicorn headband with twisted hair pigtails

14. An Elephant

Show off your child’s wild side with this adorable elephant hairstyle!  The elephant cut out would be a fun project to work on together and would require just a little felt and some creative magic!  The trunk is a pony tail with a few hair ties and could easily be done on long hair or short hair.  This cute idea is such an easy hairstyle and is perfect for crazy hair day! 

Elephant head made out of felt and ponytail trunk

15. A Unicorn (Take 2)

Unicorn hairstyles are so much fun and have made the list twice because of how cute, popular and easy these crazy hairstyles can be.  This unicorn hairstyles takes some sparkles, tutu material and clip in hair extensions in a variety of colors to make your child sparkle! This is another hairstyle that you can easily make your own by having your child pick their colors! 

Glitter, unicorn horn made out of hair sprayed pink

16. Cup Of Noodles

My family is all about food and this cup of noodles is so much fun!  It is a great last minute hairstyle and would not take much time! It requires only a cup of noodles cup, some chop sticks and some pony tail magic.   This hairstyle is sure to be noodles of fun! 


17. A Cactus

As a teacher, I am always amazed what kids come up with for crazy hair day and this cactus is the perfect example of that!  This hairstyle is so cute and creative and only requires a plant pot (very light cardboard or composted one), some green temporary hair color, clip in flowers, long hair in a high ponytail and a little patience.  This is by far one of my favorite crazy hair ideas and is sure to impress everyone! 

small pot with green braided hair and small flowers to look like a cactus

18. Balloons

This easy crazy hair day idea is so much fun and only requires helium balloons and a few little buns.  This is such a fun hairstyle and super easy to do! 

Helium balloons tied into girl's hair

19. A Donut

Donut hairstyles are so cute and so much fun!  Grab a paper plate, temporary hair color and make a sock bun and you will have the yummiest donut out there! 


20. Crazy Hair Times Three

All three of these crazy hair ideas are so much fun!  The buns with pipe cleaners is crazy and so cute!  The flower basket hairstyle is so creative and the bow tower is adorable! 


21. A Rainbow (Take 2)

This rainbow hair is such cute idea!  I love that it makes a full rainbow out of pipe cleaners and cotton balls!  This is such a creative hairstyle and one that will bring smiles to faces all day!

Pipe cleaner rainbow with clouds at the top and bottom of girl's hair

22. A Spider

I love this creepy cute spider hairstyle!  The googly eyes are my favorite part and I love that braids are used for the spider legs- such a creative and fun idea! 

Bun at the top of girl's head with eight braided legs and googly eyes

23. A Flamingo

This hairstyle is not only beautiful, but so unique!  I love the sparkles, flowers and hair color and the flamingo cut out is so cute! 

Bun with pink flowers and felt flamingo head


Friday 13th of October 2023

Such a fun list of hair ideas! My niece will definitely appreciate me playing with her hair this weekend ;)

Brenda Kosciuk

Friday 13th of October 2023

Sounds fun!


Friday 13th of October 2023

I love the 'Starbucks Or Dunkin' one, coffee lover here!

But if you're gonna ask me, I am... team Dunkin!

Anyways! They're both cute!

Brenda Kosciuk

Friday 13th of October 2023

I'm DEFINITELY team Dunkin, too!