Thursday, May 19, 2011

The scarecrow

The scarecrow
We were asked to make something to scare away birds from our newly planted seedlings, down at the allotment.
With two long broom handles we made a cross and tied it together with fishing line. We got an old boiler suit and poked the upright the broomstick through the seat of the suit. The next thing we did was spray paint an old sweet tin and put a face on both sides, using old aluminium pie tins, beer cans, paint and glue. One side looked female and the other male.
The upright broom stick was inserted into the base of the sweet tin before we glued the lid on his head, his head was on!
With washers and wire we made some hair, which was glued onto the top of the head. It was named by pulling a name out of a hat. Marie was the winner with her idea 'Jeepers Creepers', other ideas were: Colin, Dave, Werzel, Eric and Thomas Beeching.
Simon carried Jeepers Creepers all the way down East Hill to the allotment. He attracted quite a few curious looks!

Sincerely Yours,
The Art Team

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