Book Week costume ideas: Owl Babies dress up

Book Week costume ideas: Owl Babies dress up

Book Week doesn’t have to be a stress. You can fashion this “Owl Babies” dress up costume out of some felt and a beanie. Just add owl eyes. An easy costume you can knock up the night before Book Week or even Halloween.

What you need:

1m x 1m piece of brown felt or fabric (even an old blanket will do)
a brown beanie
small piece of white card
20cm of elastic
black marker pen
4 x safety pins

Fold the piece of brown felt in two. Draw a wing shape onto the top layer (see video) and then cut out both pieces at once. Now you have two wings.

To make owl’s eyes, use the white card and black marker pen to draw two big owl eyes. Cut them out.

Stick the two eyes to the beanie.

Use a leftover scrap of felt (or you could use white card and colour it orange) to make the owl’s beak. Staple the length of elastic to the beak.

Put it together by using safety pins to attach the wings to your child’s clothing (see video) and adding the beanie and beak.

(Works best if your child wears brown as well, but don’t be too bothered about this, the video shows a perfectly acceptable pink owl.)

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1 Comment

  1. daisyy on October 1, 2021 at 7:57 am

    do you have world book day i do on thursday 2nd march 2017

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