Well today its World Book Day. Now, since my children moved to a new primary school (their old one didn't bother with this day for dress up or many other days for that matter), we have entered into the spirit of dressing up in a book character. Maybe that's why I don't mind it so much - I haven't had to make these outfits for 7 + years plus I'm just happy that the kids now go to a school where some fun is going on.
Only last week, they had Paul Geraghty, Author who writes and illustrates his own children's books. The kids were so inspired by his visit and his drawings. So much so that when they came home they had drawing competitions and told me how you go about illustrating a scene in a book. In addition, they had their individual chosen book signed by the author himself. My son, who flits between wanting to be a spy, author, scientist and Tour de France winner feels now it would be better to concentrate on the children's book market as he feels its more profitable!
Anyhow, last year you may remember we got well and truly into the spirit of things with our Diary of a Wimpy Kid outfit. Well, this years creations were Mr Bump, War Horse and Stick Man. I love the book Stick Man. Now, my self imposed brief for making these costumes, is that it costs little or no money and all crafty supplies must be found around the house. Cardboard is your best friend for World Book Day that and PVA glue, paints and a stapler. Oh and my husband.
So without further ado, here are our offerings...