Monday, October 8, 2007
Meet Harry the Scarecrow
The boys have been reading "The Wizard of Oz" and that gave us the idea to make our own scarecrow! There are plenty of birds in the garden digging up our vegetable bed. Not necessarily crows, though, it is more the Australian magpie that proves to be rather destructive in freshly set up vegetable beds.
Harry's head is made from an old flour bag. G and S jointly drew the face (with glasses, hence the name Harry...) and stuffed the bag with straw. Harry's hat has lived in our shed for at least the last 11 years and is pleased to be used once again! Harry's shirt also had a long and happy previous life and will hopefully last the summer.
We had so much fun - and I am pleased that we only used things that would have been "waste" otherwise.