This year Tyler’s school announced they were joining in with World Book Day and that the kids could join in and dress up as a character from a book. This is the first time the junior school have done this, Tyler never used to like dressing up but he was keen to do so this year.

Now the task that some of Mum’s hate, finding a costume and one that doesn’t cost a huge amount either. 

I really do think boys outfits are harder to do than the girls, luckily the twins school wasn’t dressing up this year so I only had Tylers’s outfit to sort out.

Tyler chose the boy from Diary of a Wimpy Kid costume., which was actually was quite easy to achieve, and not costing much money. 


What you need:

  • Black shorts
  • Long white sleeved top
  • Long white socks
  • Black shoes (school shoes)
  • Cardboard
  • Black paint
  • White paint
  • Lolly stick
  • Coloured paper for the diary
  • Backpack

If you cut out a cardboard head shape with an extra bit of hair up the top and paint it up white. Once the white had dried, get your black paint and paint the hair, and face. Use the book pictures to create the facial expression he has! I then glued on a lolly stick for him to hold onto. I cut some little eye holes in the cardboard so he could see! 

You could finish at this and be done, but if you would like to have a book as well, then save off this diary image I have made, print it off and then you can glue it onto a piece of cardboard that is the same size.  


There you have your Diary of a Wimpy Kid costume! 

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