One thing I was looking forward to as a parent was the “crafting” element. I know this makes many people die inside when they child says “I need to go to school as a pirate tomorrow”but when I was asked to send my 20 month old boy in fancy dress for world book day this year I took up the challenge.
George’s favourite book is little owls night. He reads it himself (babbles) and kisses the owl goodnight every night. I just had to send him as little Owl.
You will need:
- Coloured felt
- Fabric glue
- Fabric marker
- An old T-Shirt
- Coloured paper
Step 1 create the owl cape
I lay George’s Old T-shirt over a large piece of brown felt and then marked out an owl cape. I added feather detail to the edge along with a tail. Along the top I left flaps to allow me to glue the cape to George’s T-shirt
George modelled the outfit brilliantly. He wasn’t so keen on the headband though.