Nola's dream house includes a sewing room and an airplane. Kira has lots of purple, a monkey and a very large toilet...
As soon as we saw the scarecrows at our Botanical Gardens, both the girls and I knew we had to make our own...
Materials - all repurposed
Wooden stake and stick
Burlap rice bag
Old clothes - trousers and top
Hat (with elastic to keep wig on)
Plastic bags (I'm not proud that I have these, but somethimes I forget to take my cloth ones)
Step 1: Use a wooden stake for the vertical support and tie and small stick on horizontally for the arms.
Step 2: For the head - turn a burlap rice bag inside out, cut off zipper, and fill with plastic grocery bags.
Step 3: Dress scarecrow with shirt and attach stuffed rice-bag head with string.
Step 4: To hold trousers up - make suspenders by attaching string to belt loops.
Step 5: Stuff trousers with plastic bags and tie the ankles with string.
Labels: Do Good
We have a new Saturday ritual.
For the last month we have woken up to a Farmer’s Market in our park. We race to get dressed so we can join the merriment, visit with our neighbors, and buy local produce.
We eat lunch on our porch to the gentle sound of folk music as I ponder what to make with the season's harvest. By the afternoon, the stalls are cleaned up and there is no trace of the hustle and bustle of the market. But, we are left with a relaxed and satisfied feeling that makes our whole weekend feel more focused on family and home.
I was inspired by an art project over at The Artful Parent and wanted to try it with the girls.
The idea is simple - the kids glued tissue paper and then painted over it.
Nola and Kira LOVED playing with the glue - Kira put a little dab in each corner.
Nola started to paint with her mouth. Pretty soon, both girls were painting using only their mouths.