Every Spring the kids and I read Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit). There is something timeless about her writing and the way she brings her characters to life. Her illustrations are charming and invite us to be a part of her story. I look forward to reading her as much as my children. One of our favorite stories is about Peter Rabbit. Each year we get to follow along with his antics as he finds mischief in Mr. McGregor’s garden.
Inspired by Pinterest, we decided to make our very own Peter Rabbit Scarecrow for our veggie patch. I found the sweater at a local Goodwill near our home and the shoes I stole out of the boy’s old baby clothes. The sticks Caleb found around our property and I bought the twine at the Dollar Store.
The first thing we did was wrap the sticks together in the shape of a cross using our twine. We criss-crossed the twine over and over until it was secure enough to hold the sweater and shoes.
We wrapped the twine around the shoes and then tied them onto the stick. Then we put his sweater on.
The whole scarecrow took about 15 minutes to make. It was a fun and easy little Spring activity. And I think it makes our garden look cute.
Now let’s see if it keeps my “rabbits” out of our snap peas.