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DIY Scarecrow Costume

Need an easy, modest costume idea? For a total price of $3.56 I made this cute scarecrow costume. I had the flannel shirt, boots and floppy hat so just purchased a roll of raffia ribbon at Michaels with their 40% off coupon.  I used the ribbon to make the wristbands, hair pieces and as stuffing. I chose a ripped pair of jeans so I could have some of the stuffing come out of the holes. The makeup was easy and a simple online search pulled up lots of cute ideas.

Scarecrow Makeup

DIY Scarecrow Costume

Homemade Scarecrow Costume

Scarecrow Wristband

To make the wristbands, I used a hair tie and cut twelve 18″ pieces of raffia. I folded each piece in half and used the slip-knot tie method shown below:

Scarecrow Wristband Tutorial

For the hair pieces, I used the same method but attached to bobby pins. And there you have it, an easy last-minute costume that will get you lots of compliments 🙂

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Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin, Texas

Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin, Texas

Genesis 1:25 “God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”

I will be blogging more about fun, interesting things to do in Texas. I am a huge animal lover and luckily for me, my family is too! I wanted to take my kids out to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch near San Antonio, Texas but being that we live in the Houston area we decided to try out the Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin. This is not only for little kids. My “kids” are 11 and 14 and they enjoyed it just as much as us adults. I have not been to Natural Bridge, so cannot compare this ranch to that, but I will say it is very enjoyable and an alternative for those who live in, or are visiting, the Houston area.

As you drive into the park you have the option to purchase a bucket of food for $2.50. The animals will approach your vehicle as you make your way to the parking lot. You can feed them from your vehicle or wait until you board the tram that will take you on a tour of the ranch.

Here are some antelopes that approached us as we were leaving the park:

03IMG_5023The ostriches were the most eager to be fed:

0IMG_4772bMale Ostrich02IMG_5028The camel was so friendly! I am not sure if we had the best seats on the tram (at the very front) or if animals sense fear or simply know which people love animals, because all the animals approached us. The camel was on the complete opposite side and walked all the way around the tram and up to us 🙂

04IMG_4920b05IMG_4910Watusi Cattle:

09IMG_4878The Zebra was not hungry but still came up to us:

10IMG_4953How cute is that face:

07IMG_4802There are giraffes, water buffalo, rhinos, llamas, wildebeest, deer and crocodiles too! This is a definite must-see attraction if you love animals and want a more up-close experience than what you get in a typical zoo setting.

Luke 12:6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.” [God values all life]

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