My daughter has a new homework system this year- the children are given about fifteen activities from which they have to choose at least six to complete this half term. It`s nice that the kids can make their own choices and choose what they are really interested in.
So my daughter`s next choice was to make puppets to help tell a story.
Our daily favourite activity is to browse all these wonderful blogs and admire the creativity of those crafty mums and kids (sometimes dads too)out there and of course to get some good ideas.
So yesterday we stumbled upon a blog “The Nature of Grace” and saw these adorable scarecrows.
We didn`t think twice. We ran to the shops and bought a couple of wooden spatulas (the spoons were sold out) and started making our own. For the hands we used a large lollipop stikc and instead of hay I cut some very thin strips of brown packing paper. I wanted to dress them in dollie`s outfits but my little one didn`t let me. So I just cut some “dresses” from some old fabric that we used for our dollshouses.
The crows are made out of pegs and feathers.
So here they are- Pat and Bill!
They make a cute room decor, don`t they?
But now we needed a STORY! We don`t have any scarecrow books at home. I browsed amazon but didn`t really find anything that caught my eye. And then I suggested to my daughter to make up her own story. She’s already started and it is looking wonderful so far.