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Ideas for a Fair Trade food item costume please

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SirChenjin Fri 28-Feb-14 19:55:24

This is the latest 'great idea' hmm to come from the Eco Group of DC3's primary school. I am not known for my life of all things costume related, so please give me some ideas for a costume which a)doesn't require me to spend any much money or b)give any time to making because I am snowed under with work between now and next Friday.

And teachers - please can you stop the dress up/dress down/cross dress days?

SirChenjin Fri 28-Feb-14 19:55:47

love, not like

SirChenjin Fri 28-Feb-14 19:55:56

or life even

ILoveWoollyStuff Fri 28-Feb-14 20:06:11

Head to toe in brown-a coffee bean?
Yellow for a banana?
Fair trade symbol is blue (top)and green (bottom) though I realise that's not a food item.

I'm with you on the dressing up stuff. This year we've had a 'crazy hair' day, 'countries of the world' and next week is wbd of course!

Good luck.

nonicknameseemsavailable Fri 28-Feb-14 21:03:44

erm coffee bean and banana sound great ideas. could she be a box of something fair trade?

I HATE dressing up days and other such rubbish

SirChenjin Sat 01-Mar-14 08:22:43

Thanks for the ideas! I wondered about a banana or chocolate - although he doesn't possess any yellow or brown clothes so that would be an expense I object to for 3 hours (half day on Fri here). Might just have to bite the bullet though angry

noitsachicken Sat 01-Mar-14 08:28:33


Minime85 Sat 01-Mar-14 08:45:59

fair trade campaign this year is focused on bananas.

SirChenjin Sat 01-Mar-14 11:02:06

Just having a look online for some more ideas....apparently I should "find a burlap sack or a large coffee bean bag and turn it into a dress" hmm

Tartanpaint Sun 02-Mar-14 19:54:45

An old hippy

A banana picker or tea leaf picker

Amy106 Sun 02-Mar-14 22:44:30

Any orange bin bags in the house? Or get one from a friend? Cut a hole at the top for the head, two holes for arms, stuff with some old newspaper, tie the bottom of the bag and wear over dark clothes. A fair trade orange.
Good luck with this. Dress up days are tough.

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