Here's how I went about doing it:
- I found a whole skein of yellow yarn lying around.
- I set the skein against one wall of my apartment and pulled the yarn out to the farthest place I could go in our apartment which was about 30 feet away. I left the end down there and had my little one step on it to hold it down.
- I went back to the skein and cut the yarn off and then pulled out a new one and ran down to the other wall again. I then went back to the skein and cut it off. I did this over and over until the whole skein was gone! (Ok, it kinda took awhile...)
- I tied off one end of all the yarn pieces to hold them all together and tied that to a door knob.
- I spread the yarn into 3 even sections and started braiding up at the top by the door knob. (If I'd left it un-braided it would have been a severely tangled mess in a matter of minutes!) It was so long that after awhile I had to clip off the braided section and go to the other end and UN-braid the stuff that had gotten all tangled. I made sure to keep the 3 sections of yarn separate though.
- Once I finally made it to the bottom I left some un-braided so my little gal could "comb" it and tied it off just above that.
Notice in the top picture all the hair things stuck in it? You can have a lot of fun putting all sorts of hair doo-dahs in it- or even make a much shorter version of this and hang it in the bathroom to store hair things on.
Here's what I would do differently:
- DON'T make it so long! It was really hard to braid it when it was that long and it took me at least an hour to braid it- if not longer. As long as it still goes clear to the floor most little kids would think they were just like Rapunzel!
- Don't make it so thin. This one isn't such a big deal but I think it would look nicer if instead of all that length I'd done it half as long and twice as thick!