World Book Day on a Budget – DIY Guide

World Book Day on a Budget – DIY Guide

We’ve got a bit of a reputation to uphold at school when it comes to World Book Day.

You see, last year we made our own budget ‘Stick Man’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ costumes using only cardboard, paint and paper fasteners.  To my amusement, both of the kids won their class fancy dress competition and appeared in the local paper.

So, this can mean only one thing.  It’s time to get painting and maintain our crowns as the king and queen of cardboard costumes!

Here’s my straightforward guide of how to make ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ and ‘The Gruffalo’.

Shopping List

1. Cut the Cardboard to Size

2. Make sure it fits

3. Paint the cardboard

4. Attach cardboard together with paper fasteners

The Tiger who came to Tea and The Gruffalo

This year, we haven’t made masks as they didn’t stay on last year and the kids said that they were uncomfortable.

Instead, I am going to paint their faces, warts and all!

I hope you enjoyed this guide and if you make any of your own cardboard World Book Day costumes, I would love to see your pictures.


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