Sunday 13 September 2015

Making Mr Twit's beard for Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day is celebrated every year on the 13th September, on Roald Dahl's birthday. Every year it is marked around the world with special events, and children and adults join in with crafts and activities based around his many fantastic stories.

Roald Dahl Day logo

This year, Penguin Random House books published a special edition of The Twits. Mr Twit is known for having a big, hairy, horrible beard which he never washes and so it ends up filled with bits of old food. There is already a copy of the book available with scratch and sniff stickers, and now you can buy a copy of The Twits which features a real hairy beard on the cover! (affiliate link) You can even download and play a free app - Twit or Miss - where you are challenged to stop food from flying out of Mr Twit's mouth and hitting Mrs Twit, which we've been having a lot of fun with.

We were asked to join in the fun and create the most colourful and creative beard that we could, inspired by Mr Twit's beard in the story.

The children loved the idea of doing some crafting with food! First I cut them each a beard shape from cardboard and we shredded up some bits of black and brown paper. They stuck down the strips of paper, then I gathered together lots of bits of food for them to stick on their beards.

Making Mr Twit's beards for Roald Dahl Day

We used Cheerios, bashed up Frosties, bits of pasta, porridge oats and rice, all stuck down with plenty of glue. They loved mixing everything up together (and of course making a big old mess!)

We received some copies of The Twits and crafty bits in exchange for taking part in the challenge. Amazon links are affiliate.

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