Cardboard Tube Scarecrow

Cardboard Tube ScarecrowThis cute scarecrow is one of my favorites. I made this several years ago out of a paper towel cardboard tube, some felt and a mini straw hat. It’s a fun fall craft for kids and is easy to make. No patterns needed!

I used hot glue, however you could easily use instant grab glue or just wait a little longer and use white craft glue.

You’ll need:

cardboard tube from paper towel or wrapping paper
straw doll hat
felt: tan, peach or cream, light blue, orange, and brown
3 buttons
2 pink sequins
2 small wiggle eyes
2″ piece of skinny black chenille
1″ foam flower
1/2″ brown pom pom
white craft glue or hot glue gun

Cut a 4″ wide strip from the peach or cream colored felt. You will need enough to wrap once around the cardboard tube. Start at the top of the tube and glue all the way around, this will be the face.

Cut a 4″ wide strip from the brown colored felt. You will need enough to wrap once around the cardboard tube. Start at the bottom of the tube and glue all the way around, this will be the pants.

Cut a 6″ wide strip from the light blue colored felt. You will need enough to wrap once around the cardboard tube. This will overlap both the brown and cream felt and will be the scarecrow’s shirt. Glue in place.

Cut out a 5″ x 3″ rectangle from the tan felt. Fringe ends to crate the straw hair. Glue around the top of the cardboard tube, leaving an opening at the front for the facial features.

Cut out a strip of brown felt, enough to wrap around the hat to create the band. Glue in place. Glue yellow foam flower to the band and glue brown pom pom to the center of the flower.

Glue the hat to the top of the cardboard tube.

Cut out a 6″ x 6″ square from a bandana, save the remainder for another project. Fold bandana in half and wrap around the tube, tie in the back, glue in place. Be sure to overlap enough of the cream felt so that the face isn’t too long.

Glue three buttons down the front of the shirt below the bandana.

Cut a triangle nose from the orange felt and glue to the center of the cream felt face.

Glue on 2 wiggle eyes and 2 sequins as cheeks.

Bend a smiling mouth from the piece of black chenille, trim to fit and glue in place.

Let dry completely.


11 Responses to Cardboard Tube Scarecrow

  1. 1
    Karan says:

    Very cute idea. I have saved oddles of the tubes too as I have been making little snowman hats of the tubes.


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    Melony Bradley says:

    such a cute Fall kids craft. Cardboard tubes are always so readily available and I love making kids projects with them too!


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    Cricut Chick says:

    This is so Cute! Thank you for linking up with us at the Patches Of Pink link up party:)

    Cricut Chick

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    Stephanie says:

    Love this! It's perfect for my son's class to do at their fall party.

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    Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says:

    how adorable!!!! I must make one of these too!!!


  7. 7
    CraftingMom says:

    What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sara says:

    So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

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    Faith Abigail Designs says:

    How cute! What a fun project for the kids.

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    Flair Girl says:

    This scarecrow is so cute-and I adore that he's upcycled! Thank you for joining us this week for our Patches of Pink link-up! I'm happily your newest follower and hope you might be mine as well! flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com Creative blessings, Brynn

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    creativejewishmom/sara says:

    adorable! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

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