Since my niece Madison was one year
too young to join 4H this year, I’ve been trying to find ways to get her excited for next year, and since the non-4H entries are open to all ages and the special entry of the year was a scarecrow, (which we need for hawks) we made one together. We used my clothes and an old vacuum cleaner, as well as a mannequin head and a mop head that I found at Goodwill.
It was fun, quick and easy. We only needed a little glue for the false eyelashes and some wire and paint. Grandma was incredibly helpful, suggesting straight pins and doing the lip makeup. Taj donated the lashes and came up with the idea of painting on a mole. Here is a photo line-up of the process, in reverse order….