Balloon workshop for youngsters to make Dahl character

First published in Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

YOUNGSTERS took part in a balloon workshop at the weekend to make a Roald Dahl character.

For ages six and up, visitors to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden worked with balloon artist, Sally Blackman, to make a blown-up Violet Beauregarde.

Violet features in Dahl's novel, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and is one of the golden ticket winners.

She loves chewing gum and when they go into the inventing room at the factory she eats a new type of gum, which acts as a three course meal, despite Willy Wonka's protests.

Violet then swells up into a huge human blueberry and her skin turns indigo.

Youngsters watched on Sunday as they blew up their purple balloons and brought the character to life.

The museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and have various activities and events planned.

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