Does anyone remember this x braid we tried last June? Doubtful, since we had like 5 people looking at our blog back then, LOL. It's pretty much the same concept, just taken up a notch.
This is a bad angle, it's hard to tell what's going on. But, split the hair in half like you're making pigtails. Put one side in a pigtail just to keep it out of the way for now. Then, make 6 sections on the other side (like the picture) and put each section in a fairly loose covered elastic. (You're going to want to use something you can easily yank out with one hand later.)
Now you can take out the pigtail, make six more sections and finish the other side the same way.I don't care if you're white, black, brown, yellow, or green. This looks pretty cool if you ask me! Just make sure you have a movie for the daughter and some chocolate for the mom before starting. We ate a whole bag of m&m's while doing this....oops!
I did another version of this one with elastic braids too. It looked great, but was a pain in the bum to take out when we were done. BUT, if you don't know how to french braid, that's an option. (I would suggest just cutting out the elastics when you're done instead of trying to save them if you go that route.)