Mum-of-three reveals genius way she made daughters personalised costumes for World Book Day without spending a fortune

FINDING the money to create a costume each year for your kids on World Book Day can prove a headache.

However one mum has come up with a genius way to keep costs down as you dress your little ones up for the annual event, taking place tomorrow to celebrate children reading.

A woman called Jenny shared in Facebook group 'Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks' how she had used imagination – plus cardboard, paper, glue and cling film – to make personalised costumes for her three daughters.

The savvy mum shared snap of her young girls in school uniform wearing placards containing pictures of the covers of their favourite author's books – including novels by Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson and David Walliams.

Captioning the images, she wrote: "World Book Day ready for Thursday made out of cardboard, printed pictures, PVA glue and clear wrap to waterproof.

"Three happy girls and not had to spend a fortune. All chose their favourite author."

Her post received over 120 'likes' and lots of messages praising her creativity.

One person wrote: "Love this."

Another commented: "Brilliant idea."

A third shared: "These are fab."

Fellow group members also revealed their own affordable ideas for World Book Day outfits.

One person wrote: "Another easy one I've done is jeans, a shirt, cowboy/girl hat – for Jessie from Toy Story."

Captioning a pic of a T-shirt covered in words scribbled on, another explained: "My eight-year-old hates dressing up so she is going as a dictionary!

"Plain white T-shirt £2.50 and a few hours searching the dictionary for words."

A third added: "My child is having PJ day at school which suits me fine."

World Book Day takes place in the UK on the first Thursday in March every year, and this year's theme is to "share a million stories".

As well as children being given a book to keep, they are often encouraged to dress up as their favourite literary characters.

In other parenting news, we told you how a mum used a £2 Wilko spray to clean her child's mattress after bed wetting.

We also revealed how a mum has hit back at trolls who "mum shamed" her for letting her kids eat McDonald's.

And a mum has shared a "grab-n-go" method for her kids lunchboxes as her house is small.

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