Seawigs – we are in awe of Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve following the publication of Oliver and the Seawigs!
I was lucky enough to speak with Sarah at an event where she was a guest speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed her informative and witty talk. When I got home I ordered the book and eagerly waited for it to arrive. In the meantime I found out more about the author & the illustrator via their websites http://philipreeve.blogspot.co.uk/ & http://www.jabberworks.co.uk
It got me thinking about how Peakles and I could create our own seawig with some of the arts and crafts bits and pieces we have at home! I had a postcard from the event that had the online details and I was able to download the activity sheets – (follow the link here to Sarah’s fantastic site! http://www.jabberworks.co.uk/oliver-and-the-seawigs/ ) I decided to use this with Peakles and we would have our seawigs ready in anticipation of the book arriving.
Once we had printed of the activity sheet I carefully cut out the basic seawig shape – I cut them out in card to make them more robust and also Peakles wanted a gold and a silver wig as well as a black one!
Peakles decided to colour in the ‘seaside accessories’ sheet using an array of different colours!
Once I had cut out the finished accessories, Peakles stuck them onto her golden seawig using sticky dots.
After some thought Peakles decided she wanted a pretty scary seawig. She decided on ribbon bows and monster eyes!
Using the sticky dots meant that Peakles could have creative freedom and stick the bows and eyes on where ever she liked!
Peakles wanted a Halloween seawig! Again using some cut out pumpkins, green monsters, ghosts and some purple pipecleaner tentacles she made a fantastic Halloween Seawig!
Finally Peakles and I recommend that you read this book – it is so witty and entertaining. Definitely not just for children but for adults too! The seawig activity kept Peakles engaged with the book too! In fact I can see us making many more seawigs in the future – keep checking our gallery for more!