Norman the slug has been a firm favourite in this house for a few years. The fun story line (Norman wants to more than just an ordinary slug) and wonderful bright graphics make this a gorgeous book to read.
So when it cam to book week and one of my daughters asked to be Norman I embraced the challenge. Orange/pink clothes and a few home-made accessories worked wonders.
You need a large sheet of card board (I used the remains of some flat pack packaging we had) and some polystyrene/Styrofoam blocks (again I took a long rectangular piece pf packaging and snapped it into square shapes. Some brown & pink tissue paper, cellulose adhesive and bright coloured pipe cleaners.
Cut out a two large doughnut shapes and glue the polystyrene/Styrofoam blocks around the inside and outside edge of one of the cardboard shapes. When they have dried glue the other shape on top.
Papier-mache the brown tissue paper (you could use brown parcel paper or brown paper bags) around the outside edge to cover the gap. You want this to overlap about a quarter of the way down the side of the doughnut. Use the pink tissue paper to papier-mache the inside gap and bring that up over the doughnut to form the icing.
Cut some bright coloured pipe cleaners into small pieces and glue them on both sides to make the sprinkles.
We used pearl orange face paint to colour the face. Measure around the head and cut a strip of card about 1-2 inches wide with a couple of triangular points towards the center. Paint the card orange and glue on 2 large paper ovals for the eyes. Add Black circles for the pupils.
To attach the doughnut we used a wide belt around the middle and tied some orange tulle up and over the shoulders and wrapped it around the front of the belt.
The doughnut now sits proudly on their playroom wall as a decoration.