One of these days, I want to write a booklet on gardening with kids. This is one of the activities I have in my file to include. Making Scarecrows:
Scarecrows have been used for years to keep crows from the corn, but now are used more as a garden accent. Kids will love making their own pint size scarecrow using their own clothes. Put them to work finding two sticks the same size for making the base. Garden stakes, brooms, or old tool handles can also be used. Fashion the sticks into a cross and secure at the intersection with nails or twine. Put the shirt on the cross and stuff with straw, hay or paper Tie each arm with twine at the cuffs to keep the stuffing from falling out. Stuff the pants and slip them up over the bottom part of the cross. Stuff the shirt into the pants and either pin them together with safety pins, or sew them together. Use a solid color pillow case, stuffed, for the head (draw a face on it), or a bucket with a face painted on. Stake the scarecrow in the garden, or prop it up against a fence or bale of hay.
Happy Fall Ya’ll