Rudolph Bun

Here’s a fun and easy Christmas hairstyle you can do with the kids.  Miss 7 and I made this one together and she loved wearing it to school.  If your daughter is wearing it to school then have their school hat handy so you can make sure they can wear their hat whilst wearing Rudolph’s face.

Rudolph Hairstyle for girls

Rudolph Bun

What you need:

  • Glue gun (hot or cold), glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • 2 Brown pipe cleaners
  • 1 medium – large red pompom
  • 2 x 18mm googly eyes, the ones with the button loop work the best
  • Bobby pins
  • Bun pins
  • Bun styler
  • 2 hair bands
  • Brush and comb
  • Water sprayer

How to make Rudolph’s face pieces

  1. Using the glue gun, put some glue on the red pompom, press a bun pin in the glue and allow to dry.
  2. Take the 2 googly eyes, if using the button ones thread a bobby pin through each of the button loops then place glue over the top of the bobby pin and button loop to secure.
  3. Take 1  pipe cleaner and cut it in half, these will be the antler stems.  Take the other pipe cleaner and cut into 4 pieces, these will be the antler’s.
  4. Holding the longer pipe cleaner, antler stem.  Twist a smaller piece of pipe cleaner, antler,  close roughly 2/3’s of the way up.  Take another small piece and twist it closer to the top of the antler stem and make a three-pronged antler as seen in the picture.  At the other end of the antler make a loop so that it looks like a ‘b’ shape and attach a bobby pin.  Using the other pipe cleaners repeat so you have two antlers.

How to do the hairstyle

  1. Spray the hair with water and brush into a ponytail, put a band in to secure.  Thread the ponytail through the middle of the bun styler.  Spread the hair around the bun styler and secure with another hair band.  Take the leftover hair and pull tight so that the bun becomes smooth.  Take the hair outside the bun styler and wrap around the bun secure with bobby pins.
  2. Place the red pompom in the middle of the bun, pushing the pin towards the bottom of the bun.
  3. Push the two eyes in the top half of the bun.
  4. Slide the two antlers from the outside of the bun so that they slide underneath the bun styler.  Secure with bobby pins.
  5. Ask the person to move their head from side to side to make sure it is all secure.

Be aware that the antlers may come home bent after a day at school.

If you would like to see a video tutorial of this style; have a look at this video.

I hope this hairstyle is a hit with your kids, Miss 7 loved it as did her friends and teachers.

Happy Christmas styling,




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