You probably don't need to keep crows out of a cornfield, but decorating your yard or porch with a scarecrow is the perfect way to celebrate fall. Creating a scarecrow can easily become a family tradition, since kids of all ages can find something they can contribute to the project.
- Big shirt and pants
- Pillowcase or canvas fabric for head
- Twine or string
- Bale of straw
- Large safety pins
- Permanent markers to draw face
- Optional: gloves, shoes, hat, belt, pole for attaching the
- Start by buttoning up shirts and pants and using twine to close
the arm and leg holes.
- Stuff the clothing and head with straw. Straw is available at
most places that sell pumpkins or at most garden stores.
- Use permanent markers to draw the face on the head.
- Use large safety pins to attach the pants to the shirt and the
shirt to the head.
- You can sit your scarecrow in a chair or make a crossbar
pattern with poles and then use twine to attach the finished
scarecrow to the poles.
- Attach any additional items to give your scarecrow a unique
look. Some ideas include hats, gloves, wigs or shoes.
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