May 11, 2021

‘A solid six hours of hot glue gunning’: your best book week costumes

The annual school tradition puts children and their parents through a tough grind but it’s all worth it in the end

Ahhh, the Australian book week parade: that annual school tradition that seems to come out of nowhere and has parents around the country up until 4am, glueing their fingers together, pounding papier-mache into a shapeless mess, and stapling one thing to another that it really shouldn’t be stapled to.

But the photos, often, are glorious: excited kids covered in paint and wearing amateur character costumes (err, hopefully non-offensive ones) that fill up a Facebook feed like it’s Halloween.

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