My kids love Book Week dress ups but with 4 kids to get organised I like simple, easy ideas! This year I think I nailed simple and easy!
Adam suggested the following idea…… Thing 1 and Thing 2 from “Cat in the Hat” (by Dr Seuss)
Here is a close up of the panels on their shirts. I cut the felt circles by hand and simply pinned them to their shirts.
The letters and numbers were cut out using my trusty Bigshot. I used the Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies which retire in the catalogue on the 31st of August. They are being offered at a 25% discount and are now only $119.96. Please let me know soon if you’d like to order a set of these alphas to cut out unlimited letters out of an assortment of materials. As you can see here I have cut out felt. They’d also look great cut out of fabric and to make a personalised library bag. Of course, I’ve used them heaps of times for my scrapbook pages. They would also be great in a classroom for sight words, posters, practising spelling words, etc.
With the simple and easy idea in mind- I just secured them with a few dots of liquid glue from the catalogue. It doesn’t look like the letters will be coming off the felt circles in a hurry!
Jared wanted to dress up as Greg Heffley from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. His outfit was simple- A white top and black shorts and a backpack.
I was also able to use my Bigshot to complete the finishing touches for Jared’s super simple costume. I used the same lettering for the felt word on the diary. I also ran a piece of yellow foam through the Bighshot with my circles die to create a piece of swiss cheese. For those who have read the book (or seen the movie) you’ll understand what I mean when I mention the words “Watch out for the Cheese touch!”
As the saying goes “There’s no show without Punch” so here is Luke dressed up too. His Kindergarten didn’t have a dress up day for “Book Week”, however they had a special theme day called “Wacky Wednesday” and they had to dress up in a crazy outfit. I didn’t use any Stampin’ Up! supplies for his outfit but I had to include him too!
Here are my four lovely people all dressed ready for dress up day at school this morning. Don’t they look fab?
Oh and when we arrived at school it was a lovely surprise to see that Erin and Adam’s costumes complemented their Teacher’s costume perfectly!