Really, this isn't so totally weird to me, because coming from the UK, we used to make Guys every year for Guy Fawkes night. My kids know nothing of this kinda nutty British tradition though.
A long time ago we made some "I'm you!" masks. I think it was over a year ago now.They are still in the pile of dress up clothes, so we got one of those to use for it and some of the kid's clothes to stuff with shredded newspaper (saved from a parcel we had delivered a while back)
The kids stuffed the clothes and taped shut the arm and leg holes.They wrestled the mini scarecrow into some welly boots and then I helped them to draw around their hands on some card. They cut the hands out and taped them on.
After the mini guy fawkes/scarecrow eyeless horror movie prop was complete, things pretty much disintegrated into throwing shredded paper around and stuffing t up each other's tshirts whilst squealing.
Thankfully they were totally into helping to clear it up after though.
Even though I know it's here, the thing is still making me jump when I catch it in my peripheral vision. I might put it in the bathroom before I go to bed, to scare anyone that goes to pee in the night. Would that be very mean? Actually, coming from a person who nearly didn't need the toilet anymore after being assaulted in the night by a sponge bob square pants helium balloon, that does sound overly cruel. Just look at it though! Tell me that isn't the stuff of nightmares! They are so proud of it.