As I was brainstorming to come up with the perfect idea for this post I was pulling out my Fall decorations. When I thought of course a scarecrow. I love scarecrows and snowmen so if you follow me at the Zoo you might catch a few more post about them. Then I thought can I make a scarecrow with things I have around the house without going to the store to buy ten things.
As I brainstormed her is what I decided to use:
- 2 liter bottle empty
- one old child's shirt
- one old child's pair of jeans
- pillow stuffing
- 2 Gatorade bottles empty
- rubber bands
- piece of string
- google eyes
- 1 outgrown sun hat
Here are the steps to make our "recycled scarecrow"
- Stuff shirt and pants will pillow stuffing (you could use hay or straw, we used stuffing less itchy and on hand) This is the part my 2 year old helped with
- Once your stuffed tie off the ends of the shirt with a rubber band
- stick your 2 liter bottle into the shirt
- stick 1 Gatorade bottle into each pants leg
- Stuff the shirt half down into the pants and tie a string around the waste of the pants to secure
- Secure the Gatorade bottles in the legs with rubber bands around each pants leg also.
- Add google eyes to your 2 liter
- Add your hat
So easy! My little boy thinks we made a friend. He calls him George.
If you want to make this more kid friendly or for a larger group you could do the following:
Add paint to the 2 liter and have each child shake the bottle to swish the paint around. This will eventually paint the 2 liter. If you used orange it would give you more of a pumpkin face. Have each child bring in something to put on to your scare crow. You could add patches to the jeans and shirt to have a selection of everyones clothes! If you wanted to do many scarecrows you could let the children paint the 2 liter bottles into a face. You can also add straw, or yarn for hair if you like . We as you can see did not do that. Most of all just have fun! I think our George turned out kinda cute.
What do you think?
Thanks for having me by today Lori!