Making Scarecrows

It’s Easter school holidays and today we held a workshop for children and grandparents at Beelarong Community Farm where I have my allotment.

The theme was scarecrows. The children were given the opportunity of making a scarecrow with the usual shirt and trousers stuffed with straw, or a mobile to whiz round in the breeze to keep the crows away from crops.

Kath, who is on the committee at the farm, ran the workshop. She has admitted to being a bit of a bower-bird and throws nothing away that can be used at some stage for craft work so the children had plenty of choice pieces to work with.

Here is the final result. One scarecrow, and the boys chose to make a mobile to take away with them and set up in their garden at home.

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Great to have these young people at the farm.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HLS81
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 17:17:00

    Great minds think alike Jean! I had so much fun making mine. I love the fact that there’s a community spirit at your allotment, something you just don’t get when your veg patch is attached to your own back garden!

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  2. narf77
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 04:30:17

    What a genial looking scarecrow he is Jean :). I bet the kids had fun and that scarecrow looks like he would be right at home anywhere πŸ™‚

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  3. livingsimplyfree
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 06:17:52

    How great to see kids involved in activities that involve gardening. Both came out nicely, but I think my favorite is the mobile.

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  4. Jamie W. D.
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 17:41:46

    I need to get one of these chaps for my plot! How much would his flight over cost πŸ™‚

    I can collect him from the airport!

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