…make your own head day.
When I first learned of this holiday, I was anticipating some type of snarky, sarcastic holiday that would involve something rated “R” or an event that would have some type of ritualistic, altruistic, deep leanings. As I did extensive research – OK I goggled the phrase and read what other sites shared – I found that “MYOHD” was actually a day in which one creates a likeness of her/his head in whatever manner one sees fit.
Sadly (sorta) my library is closed the day after Thanksgiving as this would be an awesome activity for a bunch of folks – babies on up*. However, The Bee and I are on our own this weekend so we have come up with a list of ways we could make our own heads. Without getting on my soapbox, I am advocating staying in on the 28th (which also happens to be Black Friday), and using one of these fun and relatively inexpensive ideas to have a good day off.
- Bake, bake, and bake. The bee has decided that she would like to create an edible likeness of her head.
- While we are talking about food: grab a potato and create your very own Mr. (or Mrs.) Potato Head.
- Paper Mache: Balloons, strips of old newspapers, paint and string.
- Paper and pen, markers, or crayons and draw your head
- Add your own.
For the non artist in resident, take a moment to stop worrying about not being artsy and have fun! This is a bizarre holiday unlike any other; take this time to create and forget about what you can’t do and use this as a heads up to have a great day.
*Note to self, write this in the date book NOW to use during a dry spell….