Sep 13, 2011

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Today is Roald Dahl Day, celebrating the birthday of my favourite author Roald Dahl.

Stuck in the spare bedroom studying information literacy, smuggling bits of chocolate from the lounge room, I'm wondering how one would celebrate his birthday (besides eating lots of chocolate). I decided to do a quick google search, and came across this excellent idea on making a Mr Twit beard. Complete with food stuck to it just like Roald Dahl's story 'The Twits'.  

The below beard craft idea comes from Activity Village.

Dress yourself up as Mr Twit!

This is a fun activity and all you will need is an A4 sheet of brown craft foam or felt, some dried food such as cereals or beans, elastic, glue and scissors.

Cut out a beard shape, making a hole for the mouth. Snip the left over pieces of foam into small 
strands and glue all over beard. Next glue on any food - cereal and dried peas look especially effective. Alternatively you may want to use paint (for example yellow to represent egg yolk or red for tomato ketchup).

When dry, fasten elastic to beard and wear with pride!

This year is also the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach. So go make some peach crumble. Or peach schnapps could be nice too.

Have fun!
Teneale x

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