Scarecrows are a symbol of fall. Since this weekend was the first one that felt like fall, we thought we'd build a scarecrow. The kids loved this project, plus it was really easy to do. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any extension documents on how to build a scarecrow, so we got directions from somewhere else.
John's cutting the wood for the frame here. The saw is a little too loud for the kids.
Screwing the frame together. Kaity's helping with her blankie. It goes everywhere with her - even wood working projects.
Dressing the scarecrow - I bought the shirt from Goodwill for $2.50 and used some of John's old jeans.
Stuffing the scarecrow
Almost finished - just headless!
Making the face - we used an old pillowcase and Will drew the face. He did a pretty good job. The first time he did it the smile wasn't big enough. Here he's making it smile bigger.
We love the scarecrow!
Made it to the garden. "Uncle" looks great (Will named him). The only problem is I keep thinking someone is standing outside my kitchen window. It's a little freaky to see him there all the time!