Recycled Cardboard Scarecrow
Meet our scarecrow for 2010! We were the winning entry at my daughter's Harvest Festival at school. The mission was to make something using recycled materials. I happened to have a car full of Ikea boxes from a recent trip (one of my favorite places by the way!). Top to bottom he is card board and brown paper. My husband even joined in to help make a support stand with cardboard tubes that fabric bolts come on. You can usually get these from Fabric stores if you ask them to set them aside for you. Luckily I always have access to these where my father is an Upholsterer.
The vest was done by scoring the front layer of corrigated cardboard and carefully pealing off the top layer, I really liked the pattern it made. My daughter made all the rope for me by braiding together thin strips of cardboard. The crow definately gave me a run for my money but I like how he came out in the end. So yet another example of my brain going totally overboard, but we had alot of fun in the process.