Friday, September 19, 2008

Scarecrow from an old mop

Here is a fun use for a mop or broom that has reached retirement age. Let your kids build a scarecrow out of it for the pumpkin patch or garden in your yard! Here's what you need:

- an old mop, broom, or some sort of long pole
- rags (best if they are pieces of clothing, and a pillowcase can work for the head)
- straw (can be cheaply purchased from a local feed store)
- some good strong rubber bands for cinching the waist, neck, wrists, and ankles. (twine would work too, but it's a little more work)

He may not be as pretty as the scarecrows in the windows at JoAnns or Michael's these days, but your kids will think he's great especially if they do all the work themselves!

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