My girls love dressing up for World Book Day. They love reading and have lots of characters that they love and want to dress up as. This year Little Miss J is still really into Star Wars. Last year she went dressed up as Darth Vader and this year she wanted to be Princess Leia. I made her a really easy costume out of a bed sheet which didn’t even need any sewing so I thought I would share it with you.
Simply get a single white bedsheet and fold it in half. Get your child to lie on it with their head over the folded top and draw around them.
Cut out the shape, making sure to leave the fold intact (don’t cut the folded side).
Cut a small hole in the folded top for their head.
Then you can just glue gun the sides closed, leaving the ends of the arms and the bottom open. Make sure you use a lot of glue and press it down quickly. You could of course sew this if you had more time or the inclination, it wouldn’t take long. Just fold the costume inside out and sew the same edges before turning the right way again.
Pop the costume over your child’s head and tie around the middle with silver ribbon. I put Little Miss J’s hair into buns on the side of her head to finish off the look.
I think it’s quite simple but very effective!
If you follow video tutorials better, I have made a video showing how to make this costume…
Little Miss J’s reading is coming along really well and soon I think she’ll be able to enjoy the Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space books along with her older sister. These books are aimed at children aged 8 and over and Bean absolutely loves them.
She has really enjoyed reading the first 5 in the series and the next one along, The Cold is no different. The story is exciting and grips her attention and she likes the little illustrations along the way.
They are a nice length too so that she doesn’t get bored. They are an original series of books and contain some new characters so they make fun reading for Star Wars fans. It’s nice for her to have a series of books that she is into and looks forward to a new one coming out. The Cold is out in March so keep an eye out for it if you have a Star Wars fan in the house!
Egmont have teamed up with me to give away a set of these Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space in a giveaway. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. UK entries only and the giveaway ends on the 19th March 2017. Winners to provide their address by the 27th March 2017. Otherwise standard terms and conditions apply.
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