Costumes and Accessories

Einstein’s Awesome Hair

Einstein's Awesome Hair

The “Ordinary People Change the World” book series by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos have been a big hit with my kindergartener. None have made her giggle as much as I Am Albert Einstein, and she’s been known to run around the house yelling, “My hair is so awesome!” like the mini-physicist in the book. Together we decided to make her own mini-mane of awesome hair, inspired by Albert Einstein!

What You Need

Einstein's Awesome Hair

  • White mesh tubing
  • White craft foam visor
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Pencil

Get Started!

Begin by removing the cord from one side of the visor, cutting the top half off to make a headband shape about an inch and a half in width.

Einstein's Awesome Hair

Next, roughly trace the shape on the felt, making the width about 2 inches. Cut a jagged shape in the top edge of the felt for hair.

Einstein's Awesome Hair

Cut 25 pieces of the mesh tubing, approximately 8 inches in length. (The tube lengths don’t have to be exactly uniform.)

Einstein's Awesome Hair

Hot glue the 25 pieces along the length of the headband.

Einstein's Awesome Hair

Hot glue the felt across the top of the tubing pieces. Add a thin line of glue along the bottom of the tubes and fold the felt over for a cleaner look.

Einstein's Awesome Hair

Reattach the cord on the end, and your Einstein hair is complete!

Wear it on Pi Day, which is also Einstein’s birthday, or for crazy hair day at school–and be sure to let everyone know your hair is awesome!

Einstein's Awesome Hair

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