How to Make Grandpa's Hair

Buy 1/4 yard of fake fur at your local fabric store. Choose white, brown, or black (whichever you think looks like hair.) It's expensive, but  1/4 yard is all you need and this  amount will yield several "wigs."   When you cut this product, remember to part the fur so it doesn't make a mess when you cut through it. Once it sheds around the edges, it will  stabilize.  

Cut a square of fur  this approximately 10 X10 inches.  Trim the  corners to create a circle. You can also trace a circle on the back using a plate as a template. 

You can use it like this, or you can make it more "wig-shaped" by taking 3-4  tucks in. In the illustration below, I drew four triangles, folded them in half,  and sewed them to create the tucks. You can also staple them if you wish, but  if you plan  to let students take it home, it's best not to staple it for safety reasons. 

For hygienic reasons so the students don't attempt to wear it, you can make it smaller so it won't fit their heads,  and/or line the inside with duct tape which can be wiped off.    


More Resources
Articles by Liz Cooper- 
Book 'Em' Nana!  is  an article I wrote  for the Senior Times in the July 2018 issue.  It's about connecting with grandchildren through reading.

Please note

 When clicking on the issue shown above after July 2018,  you will be shown the  current issue of the newspaper.  You  have to click on the little calendar icon  on the right-hand  bottom corner  of the page to access the July 2018 issue.  My article  starts on page 3. 
Book 'Em' Nana! Part 2
My  article appeared in the Senior Times in the September 2018 issue. It includes additional tips for reading with your grandchildren.

Please note: When clicking on the above image after September 2018, you will be shown the current issue of the newspaper and will  have to click on the calendar icon found in the right-hand bottom corner of the page at the bottom of the page to access the September 2018 issue.  This article starts on page 3.