We had a bunch of kids at the house yesterday to help us assemble the three scarecrows for which we had gotten the “ingredients.” It was a simple trip to the Goodwill on Half-Price Wednesday for three XL flannel shirts, three pairs of really big pants, and three straw hats.
Then we grabbed some wooden garden stakes, baling twine, burlap sacks, and a bale of mulch and we were ready to go.
It was a fun exercise in teamwork and silliness. Everyone buttoned, and tucked, and stuffed, and balanced. There was a good deal of toppling and stuffing-losing. We all gave up on making faces with features.
In the end, we had three “lovely” scarecrows and everyone had a good time making them. In the words of our four-year-old neighbor, Kiki, it was “the best scarecrow making day EVER!”
Never mind that it was the only scarecrow making day ever. Just never mind that.