Coffee Can Scarecrow

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I originally posted this coffee can scarecrow back in 2010. I worked for Kaboose for 5 years making crafts for their site. They have since sold and closed and this tutorial went with. So I have posted it here by request of several of you who read this blog. This was one of my favorite scarecrow crafts over the years, I always thought he was so cute! The printable instructions and supply list are below. Coffee Can Scarecrow by Amanda Formaro

Coffee Can Scarecrow

Rating: 51

What you need:

  • Coffee can
  • 2 sheets tan felt
  • Small scrap of orange felt
  • 2 large mismatched buttons
  • 18” twine
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Instant grab glue
  • Raffia
  • Small straw hat
  • 2 silk flowers

What you do:

  1. Put lid on coffee can. Cover coffee can with tan felt using white craft glue.
  2. Place coffee can on its side and use instant grab glue to pipe on the mouth. Cut twine to fit on the glue smile and press in place. Cut remaining twine into one inch pieces. Use instant grab glue to attach to the smile in a stitch type fashion.
  3. Cut a triangle from orange felt and use instant grab glue to attach to the face above the smile.
  4. Use instant grab glue to attach two buttons for eyes.
  5. Stand coffee can up and pipe a generous amount of white craft glue onto the coffee can lid. Cut raffia into 18” lengths and place on top of lid, covering the lid (be sure the raffia lines up properly with the facial features!). Let dry.
  6. Glue the hat onto the raffia hair.
  7. Glue 2 silk flowers to the hat.

EDIT: Normally I would send you to Spoonful to get my instructions. I made this for Kaboose several years ago, that site was acquired by Disney’s Spoonful, which has now closed. The content is not currently available from their properties, so until they put it back up I am including the instructions above. When they put the content back online, I will remove the instructions here and link over to them.


21 Responses to Coffee Can Scarecrow

  1. 1
    staci @ lizard n ladybug says:

    these are so cute!!

  2. 2
    Nana's Fun Stuff says:

    Super cute Amanda :) Love it!

  3. 3
    Michelle says:

    Amanda I love love it..So cute..

  4. 4
    Melissa says:

    He is cute and fun…

  5. 5
    ClassyGal says:

    Loves it!

  6. 6
    Connie W says:

    I'm in LOVE with this scarecrow! Great job!

  7. 7
    Erin says:

    He is adorable!! And I like that kids can make him too! I'm always looking for crafts my daughter and her friends can do. :)

  8. 8
    Jan says:

    That is the cutest scarecrow!! Thanks for sharing a cute fall craft you can do with your kids!

    Stopping by from Show and Tell Saturday!

  9. 9
    Ann @ makethebestofthings says:

    This made me laugh out loud, so cute and clever!! I can see a whole row of these on a porch railing, most excellent.

  10. 10
    RedTedArt says:

    Oh how cute! love it!

    Would love for you to come back to Kids Get Crafty ;-) current link http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/15/kids-craft-the-mona-lisa/


    Hope to see you again!


  11. 11
    Meg says:

    So cute! What a fun idea!

  12. 12
    creativejewishmom/Sara says:

    so cute Amanda! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  13. 13
    the cape on the corner says:

    that is so super cute! love it!

  14. 14
    Suzanne says:

    Such a cute project!

  15. 15
    HoosierHomemade says:

    How cute! And you craft for Disney? How awesome is that!?! Off to check it out!!

  16. 16
    RedTedArt says:

    "Thank you" for stopping by again :-)


  17. 17
    amandab says:

    Oh, he does look cute! And my Princess wants to make a scarecrow for our new vegie patch :)

  18. 18
    JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I love this. He is so cute.

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