Thursday, 3 March 2011

Happy World Book Day!

The kids in Lucas's school were asked to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Lucas originally wanted to dress up as Eragon. 'All I need is a white long-sleeved soft shirt with a collar, and a brown leather waistcoat. Oh, and brown trousers,' he said. 'Mmm... and brown boots!'

We brainstormed a little more and decided that he would go as Jared Grace from the Spiderwick Chronicles instead. Jared is pretty much a normal-looking boy. All I needed to score was a red hoody (thank you, Peacock's, for selling one for £8) and make a book that looks like Arthur Spiderwick's book. So off I went to the study in search of an old-looking hardbound book. I found a Mrs Pepperpot book and covered it with black paper. I downloaded an 1840s-style script font and printed out the title of Arthur Spiderwick's book, stained the printout with tea to make it look old and pasted it on the black cover.

Ladies and gentlemen, here's Jared Grace:

The little girl next to him with the funny look on her face is Madeline although I have to admit she looks more like Lola from Charlie and Lola, or Pippi Longstocking with slightly less messy hair. :)

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