Last week was Children's Book Week in Australia.
All around the country kids in schools have book week parades where they get dresses up as characters from books.
Even though we home school we thought we would have some fun and dress up
and read and do some activities from some of the short listed books.
I thought I had better make a fancy border around the photo, or Nancy might think I am too plain!
Big brother kindly found the feather boa and sunglasses at the shop he works at to complete her outfit.
B5 dressed up as Mr McGee from the Pamela Allen books.
His colours are reversed from those in the book, but he still looks like the character.
B4 was Where's Wally.
A red and white striped jumper and red beanie make this outfit an easy one.
The glasses were made from a pair of the disguise glasses left over from his birthday party.
Not to be left out, I dressed up as Pippi Longstocking.
I didn't get around to doing the stand up plaits (braids), so two piggy tails had to do.
The longs socks were bought from one of those travelling stalls in the local shopping centre.
With a little imagination and not a lot of cash it is easy to make fun kids costumes are easy and fun to create.
I mostly use stuff we already have and then add one or two accessories.
To see some of our other dress ups go:
After our activities, and the fact that they were predicting 31C (it actually only reached 29C)
We thought we would go to the beach for the afternoon.
It was lots of fun and I have some gorgeous photos to share with you.