I just cut out the pieces for a bolero jacket and Thomas asked for the scraps. The way I cut it, there was quite a large, irregular scrap, and I let him have it.
While he was playing with it, he noticed a vague human shape in it. He used it to cut out his silhouette. He wanted me to run string through the edges so he could 'wear' it. I didn't want to do that, so he cut the head down the center and tied it around his neck. He now has a boy-shaped cape. Hee!