How to make a Gruffalo costume for World Book Day


It’s nearly Thursday 4th March, which means that World Book day is just around the corner. And if you’re one of the 40% of parents making their child’s costume from scratch this year – according to a survey by Kiddi Caru – you may be looking for some creative inspiration. 

Harry Potter tops the list of most popular World Book Day costumes this year, after the question was posed to over 750 parents, with the simple outfit of a uniform, cape and wand, seemingly easy to hand make. Disney Princesses are the second favoured choice, with Elsa from Frozen being a firm favourite. The Gruffalo took third position as the most popular costume this year, with Julia Donaldson’s books always proving to be a favoured character choice. 

So, with that in mind, why not get your children involved and invite them to help you make their Gruffalo costume, with these easy, crafty homemade costume ideas. Also lets use World Book Day to remember to actually focus on reading. There is a recent survey that revealed only 18% of adults read to their child for at least 20 minutes a day, even though increased reading for this length of time correlates with gross lifetime earnings, and academic success.


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