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If you follow my blog or social media accounts, or know anything about my oldest daughter Maddie Grace, you know that she is a total girly girl. Pink, glitter, hair, nails… she loves it all. And she is known to always have a hair bow in. Seriously – if she happens to accidentally leave the house without one she gets so upset. Oh and she loves crafts and anything artsy. In other words, she’s awesome.
We were inspired to make these bows because of Maddie Grace’s favorite show – Sunny Day. Obviously my girly girl loving and hair styling obsessed girl is going to love a show all about a 10-year-old master hair stylist and salon owner! I love it because it’s a positive and upbeat show that shows how Sunny Day, with the help of her friends Rox and Blair and a can-do attitude, can save the day one hair-do at a time! Watch Sunny Day weekdays on Nickelodeon!
Anyways I’ve seen painted bows sold at boutiques and think they are gorgeous. But also thought that painting hair bows would be the perfect craft for Maddie Grace, although I knew they might not be quite as gorgeous. I brought up the idea to Maddie Grace who was so excited and couldn’t wait to do this activity with me.
I decided to even make the grosgrain bows ourselves since I wasn’t entirely sure how painting them would go and I didn’t want to ruin a nice bow. Let’s just say I’m not going to become a professional bow maker anytime soon. It was still fun to do myself and Maddie Grace watched and seemed to really enjoy seeing how her bows are made.
So if you want to give this awesome project a try with your kid here are the supplies you need:
-1 1/2 Inch Grossgrain Ribbon (about 30 inches worth per bow)
-Alligator Hair Bow Clips
-Hot Glue (or super glue)
To make the bows you should probably watch a video tutorial. I found several good ones and it was fairly easy. It’s just a way of wrapping the ribbon around each other, tie a wire around the middle and put ribbon over it. I wasn’t the most skilled person at making them but they still turned out okay and I found them pretty easy to make.
Once you have your bows made, or perhaps just bought some, get started painting with your little one! Be creative and have fun!! I let Maddie Grace pick what colors we used and how she wanted to use them. I do wish maybe I had some jewels or glitter to put on them but we will do that next time! She carefully painted the bows, each one she said she was making for a different friend, and was very precise about which colors needed to go where. I think she did a great job and plan on letting her give them to the friends she made them for!
For more Sunny Day content and episodes check out http://nickjr.com/sunny-day and make sure you tune into Sunny Day weekdays on Nickelodeon!
Have a Sunny Day!