Every year, on World Book Day, Book Aid International encourages school children to raise funds so the charity can send books to libraries in Africa by donating £1 on to dress up as their favourite book character. If you’re less than a whizz on the sewing machine, we know the thought of creating a costume can leave you panicking at the last minute about what to dress your little one in. So, you’ll love the new resources that Book Aid International have especially designed to help even the least artsy and craftily-fingered mums out there - including 18 dress-up sheets with easy step-by-step instructions to transform your tot into The BFG, Tom Gates, Gangsta Granny, Angelina Ballerina, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Willy Wonka and more. You’ll mostly need just old clothes, paper plates, string and sticky tape – genius! And you can get your little one to help out and make an afternoon of it.
When/Where: World Book Day falls on 3 March, nationwide
Price: the dress up sheets are free to download