It was great fun making my ladybird costume for World Book Day. S is keen to dress as the snail from “The Snail and the Whale” by Julia Donaldson (ISBN 978-0333982242) following a lovely trip to the Sealife Centre in Birmingham recently. Around the centre you could follow the trail of the snail and the whale.
For S’s outfit we used a black long sleeved top, some silver glitter fabric paint and a toy snail.
We marked out the words “save the whale” on the black top which became the blackboard base with tailor’s chalk.
Then, using the fabric paint, we traced over the chalk lines. Any remaining chalk we brushed away with a wet wipe once the paint was fully dry.
To finish the outfit we tacked the toy snail to the bottom using a few stitches and we were done!