Powdered wigs are so 1776. Celebrate the Fourth in 2010 sporting a crazy red, white, and blue pompadour. Or, if you prefer, wear the tulle creation as a tutu.
Stretch the elastic band around a notebook. Cut two 16-inch lengths of tulle from one of the rolls. Layer the pieces and tie them onto the elastic band as shown. Continue adding strips, in blocks of color or in alternating colors, until the band is covered. (Our wig has 27 knots, nine of each color.)
Have your child try on the wig or tutu. Add more tulle if necessary, then even out the ends with scissors.