DIY Felt Braids
Supplies Needed for Two Braids1 felt rectangle in preferred hair color (or more if you want longer braids)
2 safety pins
2 ribbons (optional)
hat or bonnet
Directions for Two Braids
1. Cut felt rectangle felt according to this diagram. First, cut it lengthwise in the middle. Next, partially cut each half into three equal pieces.
2. Safety pin one half of the felt to your pants or another secure area.
3. Tightly braid the felt. Secure with a rubber-band. Repeat with the other piece of felt.
4. Attach braids to bonnet using safety pins. Add ribbons, if desired.
To create a pioneer costume, add an old-fashioned dress and apron. Bare feet are optional.
And remember, Mary Ingalls had blue hair ribbons while Laura Ingalls wore red ribbons. (That is, if I remember correctly.)