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The best crafts for kids to celebrate Roald Dahl’s The BFG

9 crafts to celebrate The BFG

As huge fans of Roald Dahl and his amazing stories this is a very exciting year. Not only are we celebrating the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, but 2016 also sees the release of the highly anticipated The BFG Movie.

We keep seeing trailers for the new film which looks fantastic. The BFG Movie follows the Big Friendly Giant and his new friend Sophie as they set out to stop the horrible Other Giants in Giant Country who love guzzling humans beans. It’s out on July 22nd here in the UK, a date firmly marked on our calendar with a big red circle.

I can’t wait to go and see it with my children and we’ve really enjoyed reading the book over the last few weeks. Roald Dahl fans will be excited to hear about The BFG Dream Jar Trail. Sculpture trails seem very popular in the UK so we can’t wait for this one to start.

The BFG Dream Jar Trail will see the childhood dreams and aspirations of celebrities and top artists such as Steven Spielberg, Sophie Dahl, Mark Rylance and Quentin Blake placed in GIANT six foot jars located in iconic spots around the UK. Locations are rumoured to include key London landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Leicester Square, as well as key locations in Roald Dahl’s life, such as his Buckinghamshire home – now The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. The trail runs from 8 July – 31 August and the jars will be auctioned off with monies going to Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

9 crafts to celebrate The BFG

To celebrate 2016 being such a brilliant year for Roald Dahl fans I have brought together the best crafts for kids to celebrate Roald Dahl’s The BFG :

How to make the BFG’s ears by the gingerbread house

The BFG costume idea from Lorraine A Life Less Ordinary

The BFG’s dream trumpet by Luckeyfrog’s Lilypad

Matchbox suitcase on Craftster

The BFG’s Dream Jar by Honey Bee Books

Make a cute mini dreamcatcher from happy thought

Recipe for The BFG’s Frobscottle drink by the gingerbread house

How to make Snozzcumber by glitter pissing

The BFG’s Grobswitchy Cake by the gingerbread house

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    Ashleigh-Jayne O'Connell
    June 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    This looks like so much fun!! I loved the BFG growing up.

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    Sarah
    June 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Aww these are amazing crafts.
    I’m honestly SO excited about this movie.
    Roald Dahl stories are so awesome.
    Sarah xxx
    http://www.whimsicalmumblings.co.uk

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    Lorraine
    July 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Wow ! Thank you so much for featuring our bfg costume idea x I adored the book as a child and was so thrilled when my son said that’s who he wanted to be ! We can’t wait for the film either xxx

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    July 16, 2016 at 9:58 am

    […] We’re huge advocates of local libraries, and have been pretty much weekly since my son was a few months old. They both enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge and this years The Big Friendly Read looks great, tying up with the anniversary of Roald Dahl. […]

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