5 super simple ideas
1. Rosie Revere, Engineer
All you need is: a red skirt or dress (preferably stripy), a white top and tights, red shoes and a red and white spotty scarf.
A plain red skirt or dress will work fine. So will black school shoes.
The easiest way to tie the scarf is in a bow.
Take the book to school as a prop!
2. Peter Rabbit
You’ll need: a pale blue cardigan, jacket or shirt, brown trousers, boots, ears and a carrot!
Fluffy boots are cute but not not essential. any brown shoe will do.
If you don’t have ears in your dressing up box, we like these ones from Asda (£5).
No carrot? Draw one on card and snip it out. Or, raid your child’s collection of toy food.
What you’ll need: a blue dress, short socks, school shoes, a red ribbon, a big book.
If they’re too little to carry a big book, they could wear a book bag instead.
If it’s chilly out, add a plain cardi fastened at the neck.
Optional extra: pop a plastic newt (or lizard) and water in a clear plastic cup – the kind with the screw lid and straw is perfect.
4. Queen of Hearts
All you need is: a red skirt (or dress), red tulle, safety pin, pack of playing cards, ribbon, fabric glue, crown
Make it easy:
For an easy no-sew way to recreate this outfit, attach the playing cards to the tulle with fabric glue. Once your child is wearing their skirt, wrap the tulle over the top and secure with a safety pin.
You could also glue the cards directly onto the skirt, if you don’t mind donating it to the fancy dress box.
To make the belt, use the fabric glue again to stick the cards on to the ribbon in a row. Cover enough ribbon to wrap around your child’s waist, and leave enough spare to tie a bow at the back.
For extra wow, glue playing cards onto another length of ribbon to be worn as a collar.
For the finishing touch, add a crown. (You can jazz it up with tulle and cards if you like, but a simple toy crown will work fine).
5. Little Red Riding Hood
What you’ll need: a red dress and tights, boots, a red ribbon, a basket
Make it simple:
Any red clothing will do: aim to have them wearing red from head to toe.
Any basket is fine – do you have an Easter basket lying around that you could use? Or fill a lunchbox with toy food.
Accessorise with a fluffy (beautiful wolfskin) coat!