Mr Twit’s beard how-to guide

With Roald Dahl day fast approaching on 13th September we thought we’d have some fun in the office and make our very own Mr Twit’s beard! Take a look at our How-To, it’s the perfect idea to inspire your learners for the Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

Step 1

Make the beard as long or as short as you’d like by cutting the felt to the desired length or using the PVA to glue pieces of felt together.

Step 2

Cut the bottom edge of the felt to form a rounded beard shape. Don’t forget to cut a hole at the top to fit around your mouth!

Step 3

Next, cut the wool/string into different sized lengths to make the beard look extra grizzly, just like Mr Twit.  Stick them gently onto the felt using your PVA glue.

Step 4

Leave your beard to dry for at least 30 minutes, you don’t want strands of hair to fall off!

Step 5

Once dry, turn it over so it’s felt side up and pierce a hole on either side. Simply thread your elastic through so it fits around your head and secure either end with a knot.

If your beard is extra grizzly and heavy strengthen your beard with pieces of card where the holes are pierced.

Step 6

Decorate your beard with buttons, gems… Just about anything you’d like! Can you have more in your beard than Mr Twit?

Step 7

Become Mr Twit.

Extension activity - You could even ask your class to write a story about their beard and why not share them with us? We’d love to read them.