As I have zero sewing ability and am permenantly skint, so when it comes to World Book Day I am left with one go to option for creating costumes…lots of CARDBOARD, the kid’s paint and whatever sundry items I can find! I was once able to make use of the broken perspex from an old ikea frame! (See Augustus Gloop stuck in the tube!)
TIPS: I find old H&M delivery boxes especially good, as they are white and thin (but not too flimsy)…they are quick to cut out and colour can go straight on! Another tip, to save trying to get a good skin colour…use foundation, it spreads well so you wont use too much!
Here are some of my various cardboard creation from over the years for World Book Day:
The Classic tale of a boy flattened by a bulletin board. MATERIALS: Cardboard, acrylic paint, foundation, black felt tip liner, elastic and a red shoelace.
GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE
George Kranky from Roald Dahls ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. MATERIALS: Cardboard, Acrylic paint, black pen.
The greedy boy who got stuck in the tube from Roald Dahl’s Chalie and the Chocolate Factory MATERIALS: Cardboard, bottle caps, papermache (glue + tissue), acylic paint.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
Greg Heffley from Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. MATERIALS: Cardboard, elastic, white tights and t-shirt and black acylic paint.