11 World Book Day Crafting Ideas

World Book Day (1st March 2018) is coming around fast, so start preparing early to ensure you can do your favourite book justice! We have a selection of costume ideas already here on the Hobbycraft blog to provide you with the inspiration you need to get crafting.

If none of these examples strike your fancy, take note of the techniques used to create each costume and see if you can apply it to whichever character you decide on transforming into on the day!


How to Make a Rainbow Fish Costume on the Hobbycraft blog »

Use glitter card and felts to recreate the Rainbow Fish’s glimmering scales, and be the envy of the ocean!


How to Make a Very Hungry Caterpillar on the Hobbycraft blog »

This childhood classic is instantly recognisable. Create your own wiggling caterpillar using cardboard, paint and paper fasteners! You could even create food items and use hook and loop tape to secure them onto sections of this hungry critter.


How to Make a Tiger Who Came To Tea Costume on the Hobbycraft blog »

Put on your stripes and sit down for a civilised cuppa by dressing yourself up at the Tiger Who Came To Tea. Follow the tutorial linked above from the Hobbycraft blog to find out which materials are best to use.


How to Make a Mr Messy Costume by This Is Ladyland »

This Mr Messy costume is super quick to create in a pinch, and looks really effective. What’s your favourite Mr Men character? 


How to Make Story Stones on the Hobbycraft blog »

Create your own story stones by following the tutorial linked above from the Hobbycraft blog. You could theme the stones to a particular book, or you could create your very own characters – a great game that allows you to imagine all sorts of scenarios and storylines.


3 Quick Harry Potter Costume Ideas on the Hobbycraft blog »

Harry Potter is a classic, go-to world of costume to fall into if all else fails. Conjure up a wand using Fimo and a knitting needle, and craft a uniform out of felt and fat quarters – easy peasy!


How to Make a Fantastic Mr Fox Mask by Party Delights »

Fantastic Mr Fox is a loveable maverick, and is fairly easy to recreate in mask form using white card, orange and black paint and some elastic. Follow the tutorial above by Party Delights to see how they’ve crafted this mask.


How to Make a BFG Dream Jar on the Hobbycraft blog »

This dream jar looks so cool and is really simple to make! Head on over to the tutorial linked above from the Hobbycraft blog to find out how you can make your own.


How to Make a Cat in the Hat Costume on the Hobbycraft blog »

The Cat in the Hat is another classic and beloved character that has a very iconic choice of attire. Take a look at the tutorial above from the Hobbycraft blog to find out how you can recreate this look using materials available online and in store.


How to Make Gruffalo Inspired Animal Track Shoes on Still Parenting »

We absolutely love this idea of recreating the foot and paw prints of our favourite book characters by gluing layers of foam to the bottom of flip flops! Take them out for a spin somewhere sandy (or muddy!) and see your new footprints appear as you explore.


How to Make a Felted Peter Rabbit »

Everybody loves Peter Rabbit! Read the above tutorial to find out how you can turn the polystyrene blank into an all-singing, all-dancing Peter Rabbit in no time at all. Have him stand proud as decoration during your World Book Day festivities.


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