Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Paper Scarecrow Girls

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Paper Scarecrow Girls

Every year the elementary school does a fall fun fair. A few weeks before, they let the kids make paper scarecrows, then at the fun fair, the visitors vote on their favorites. Last year was our first year participating. We decided not to stick with a traditional scarecrow. We wanted something that was going to stand out from the rest. So, Allison decided she was going to make a Wonder Woman scarecrow. We used a lot of felt, tulle and yarn, then our superhero scarecrow was complete.


My husband was asking for a slap to the head when he said "You are not going to win this. Nobody is going to vote for Wonder Woman. That's not even a scarecrow." Whatever. I think she turned out well, and we had fun, so that's all that mattered. When we got to the fair, I was completely giddy when my husband had to eat his words. Our vote envelope was stuffed with votes! I honestly think Allison would have won the contest had it not been for her friend bringing in her entire family. It's a huge one! They adopt a child from China every year. Their van's back window is covered in those stick people! Then her entire dance troop came in and tossed their votes in too. Allison thought it was a little unfair, but we used it as a lesson that not everything in life is fair. As long as she knows she did hard, honest work, she was already a winner!

This year she decided on a Notre Dame cheerleader. She tried to convince me to help her make a Michigan cheerleader (because, according to her, there are more Michigan fans at her school) and I almost washed her mouth out with soap. There will be NO Michigan cheerleaders in this house haha! To make her look more like a scarecrow this year, her hair was made out of straw. Her outfit was once again made out of felt, with a glitter gold belt, finished off with some blue and gold pom poms.


Voting is tonight. Wish us luck! :)

What does your ideal scarecrow look like?

27 comments:

  1. GOOD LUCK!!! That Wonder Woman is awesome and I am not surprised that it got tons of votes. I love her scarecrow this year and I have a feeling she is going to do very well. I can't wait to hear how she does :)

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  2. Good luck, hope she wins. That is kinda crummy about rigging the voting with a huge family, but it happens.

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  3. Well now I would say those are big paper dolls. To funny I was just thinking the other day about playing with paper dolls when I was a kid, only hand held size.She did a great job!!

    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl this week :)
    Have a great weekend, Karren

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  4. You and Allison are very creative! Great job! I hope you win tonight! Have a wonderful day.

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  5. I am rooting for you. how very very creative!!!!!
    I couldn't draw this by pencil..forget about being crafty!

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  6. We missed our Fall Festival because of soccer........ugh!

    I'll wish you luck, despite the Michigan slurs... :)

    I'm not a Michigan fan anyway (though I did marry one). ;)

    The Wonder Woman was great and this one is just as marvelous.

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  7. oh my gosh, I just have to say she REALLY grew a lot in one year!! I scrolled back up and that's a big difference!

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    1. Good eye Rosey! I didn't even catch how much she grow, but it really is obvious from the cabinet door handle lol.

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  8. Oh awesome! 'vote' 'vote' vote' (subliminal messages sent out to those that can vote) hahahahaha. I loved both of her entries. My 1dd loved Wonder Woman as a toddler. She called her 'Wuh-man Wuh-man' hahahaha, (great memory stir).

    I'm feeling much better but have a bad cough that chokes sometimes. yikes. I had to be in BED for 3 days; I was so full of body aches. Mean colds anyway! Pooop. Made me miss WW Linky this week. That's ok. I still got tons of visits. I guess peeps were wondering where I was and came to me anyway. dang. Love the loyal WW Linky group, huh?

    Take care girl friend! ♥

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  9. Wishing you lots of luck tonight. I see your daughter has your artistic side. Good for her.

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  10. I love these beautiful photos! That wonderful creations manuals, exquisite colors!

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  11. Good luck!!! I love the effort and creativity you gals put into the scarecrows.. certainly not what I would expect a scarecrow to look like :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  12. Oh Sweet sweet Theresa! You always says such nice things to lil ol moi! I didn't lose my pics, I lost the processing / editing method and was stuck with no photos to do a post in my absence. But I am doing great and pretty much better than ever (with my photos, that is). and ...I just posted my own fashion blog hop!!! It is up and running right now!! I sure hope all that have encouraged me will for sure come aboard. I was needing to give my Friday post a shot in the arm and I am hoping this will be that SHOT! yay! (hug)

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  13. I like them both, and the mismatched cheerleader's socks are a great touch.

    xoRobyn

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  14. Aha, that is such a cute scarecrow...somehow everytime I hear scarecrow the only face that comes to my mind is Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow X_X

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  15. oooh, I love that marble surface in your kitchen, dear

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    1. Thank you Dezzy! It's granite. The only thing we really changed about the kitchen when we moved in :)

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  16. awww this reminded me of the paper angels i used to make---your daughter's creation would get my vote! adorable!!

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  17. Those are so fun! I love them. I'd have a hard time getting rid of them down the road because they are so cute. At the same time they are pretty big to store.

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    1. She kept the one from last year. It's hanging on her wall. Thankfully we have pics of her scarecrows, so when it's time to toss them, at least we will have them on a photo.

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  18. It is unfair how some contests will always be rigged. It's also unfair that her mom doesn't recognize a great team like Michigan.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL Joyce! We are Notre Dame country here. That loss to MI was a tough one this year!

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  19. I think that is so cool that you let the girls do things like that and makes crafts. Love, sandie

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