This year for book week, the theme was ‘Australian Books’. One of my little girls favourite books is Where is the Green Sheep by Australian Author Mem Fox.
To make your own costume you will need:
Corflute or thick cardboard
Craft fluff/pillow stuffing
Cotton balls (and plenty of them)
Green Spray Paint
To make the body:
Using the large piece of corflute or thick cardboard and cut our large clouds and cut them out
Cover these with glue and add on the craft fluff/pillow stuffing
Spray with the spray paint and leave to dry overnight
To make the Mask:
Cut out the centre of your paper plate
Cover it in glue and stick on your cotton balls
Using your white cardboard, cut out the ear shapes (as above) and attach to the back of the plate using the glue gun
Attach a piece of elastic to the back, big enough to fit around your kiddies head
Spray the entire thing with green spray paint and allow to dry over night
To make the shoes:
We used a pair of old slip on shoes, covered them in glued on cotton balls and then spray painted green (again, leave these to dry over night).
I then made sure I had some green clothing to add underneath and covered her precious face in green face paint!
I really enjoyed making this costume! She won, best costume at her book parade for her class too so she was pretty excited!
Let me know if you have any questions, just leave a comment below!