Tuesday, 24 May 2016

When my monkey dressed up as a Hungry Caterpiller...

Now this was few months ago when the World Book Day was celebrated, but now is just as good time to gloat over my efforts!

I got a notification from nursery about World Book Day and the need to turn up in a costume. There were lovely costumes dotting the shops but it seemed like a shame to buy one just for the heck of it.

My creative instinct came to rescue and so did a couple of websites - mumsnet in particular who offered ideas about how to get round it with regular materials.

So, one Sunday afternoon, the discarded boxes came to the rescue where they transformed themselves into the body of the caterpillar. Aadi loved the story anyway and he enjoyed going through the routine of

So there, Cheeky's red wolly hat became the face of the caterpillar with pipe cleaners serving as antennae and a blob of paint turned the body into a stripy one.

Viola! Aadi was so excited to put it on and walked with pride to his nursery.

I was in cloud nine - the costume making gave me a creative high and a reiterating the fact - you don't need to spend money but time to get this effect - the joyful expression on your child's face.

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