Paper Bag Scarecrow
Protect your garden and decorate for fall with a mini scarecrow! He's only made out of paper, so make sure he doesn't melt away in the rain!
- Natural Braiding Cord
- Rainbow Fuzzy Sticks
- Watercolor Paint Palette
- Rainbow Poms Assorted Sizes, 100 pieces
- Wiggly Eyes 10mm
- Round Dowels Assorted Sizes
- Paper Lunch Bag
- Cardboard Tube
- Blue & Yellow Construction Paper
- Masking Tape
- Craft Glue or Hot Glue ***May Require Adult Assistance
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Cut open a paper lunch bag and remove the bottom.
Fold the flattened paper bag in half and draw the outline of a body.
Keep folded and cut out the body, to make two identical bodies.
Staple the two bodies together around the edges, but be sure to leave an open space so you can stuff the scarecrow with poms!
Stuff the scarecrow full of poms, then staple him closed.
Cut a shirt out for the scarecrow. Use the completed puppet body to make sure it’s the right size.
Glue the shirt onto the scarecrow. Glue (2) wiggly eyes to his face.
Cut out a pair of overalls. Cut a zig zag pattern across the bottom of the pant legs so they appear to be worn. Use the scarecrows body to make sure it’s the right size.
Glue the overalls to the scarecrows body.
Cut a cardboard tube in half and then cut up the sides of the tubes, so they are open as shown.
Cut 1/4″ slits into the bottom of each tube.
Staple both pieces of cardboard together.
Fit the hat around the head of the scarecrow and staple. Cut off any excess cardboard.
Paint the hat with brown watercolor.
Create a flower out of (1) yellow fuzzy stick.
Glue the flower to the hat and add a mini orange pony bead as the flowers center.
Glue the finished hat to the scarecrow.
Wrap a piece of cording in half, over and over again.
Cut the loops on each end of the wrapped cording.
Cut the group of cording in half.
Glue the pieces of cording under the hat and under the scarecrow’s sleeves, to replicate hay.
Tape your scarecrow to a wooden dowel to stick in a potted plant or just have on display!