As a child, every time I visited my grandparents on my mother’s side of the family a set of books was brought down from her old bedroom and read aloud to me and my brother. Those books hold such fond memories for me. It started off with Noddy and progressed to The Magic Far Away Tree the onto Secret Seven and Famous Five and Malory Towers. The memories of sitting by their fire wrapped in blankets and hearing my grandad read aloud to me and my brother in their house and then when we would take trips with them to North Wales and The Lake District are equal to ones where my Nan and I cooked together in her kitchen. Those books by Enid Blyton were some of the first books I wanted to read to myself. Noddy the ones that we first started with were a classic of my childhood. Today I’m sharing with you a quick DIY that you can do to create an iconic part of the Noddy Character by making your own Noddy Hat.
120 years ago the author Enid Blyton was born and to celebrate The Book People and Tots 100 have a #NoddyChallenge for you to win yourself £500 of book tokens in celebration of her birthday. Just read on through to the end where you can find out like us exactly what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning.
DIY Upcycled Noddy Hat
One of the most iconic pieces of clothing on Noddy has to be his hat – the bright blue knitted hat with a jingle bell on the bed now although I love knitting I’m really not up to a knitted hat however there is a really simple way to create your own using either a charity shop find or if your child’s school uniform is blue then their old school knitted sweater.
Materials need to make your own Noddy Hat
A blue knitted sweater
Hot Glue Gun
Sharp Material Scissors
Step by Step to make your own Noddy Hat
- Lay your sweater flat and then cut off the bottom ribbed strip as well as across just below the armpits.
- Open up the sweater and cut into the front and back.
- Glue the front and back together so that instead of a long rectangle you have a short and stocky rectangle.
- Check that the sides are glue together properly.
- With the outside of the jumper facing up roll the material into a cone shape.
- Hot glue gun down the side of the cone and cut off the excess fabric.
- Turn the cone shaped hat the right way around. You should have the front of the sweater on the outside now.
- Trim off the bottom edge to make it even – go across in one direction and then flatten out again to show the excess.
- Take the jungle bell and hot glue it to the top of the hat.
- Add it to a favourite toy, doll or even wear it yourself.
Have more spare sweaters try to make our Upcycled Owl Baby from a Sweater too
The Book People #NoddyChallenge
If like me you hold fond memories of Noddy and his friends in Toy Town from your own childhood it’s time to pass on the memories to your own children and get creative together making and crafting to be in with a chance of winning £500 of Book Tokens to use at The Book People.
Over the last few days, 5 different Noddy Inspired Crafts and Treats have been shared to inspire you as well as some inspiration from The Book People on ideas that you could use too. Now we want you to have a go.
It’s easy to enter all you have to do is create your own Noddy Inspired Craft, Art or even bake and then share it on social media like we have using the hashtag #Noddychallenge by July 24th to be in with a chance of winning that £500 – full terms and conditions can be found on The Book People website.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.