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Craft Stick Scarecrows

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

For each scarecrow:

  • 1 craft stick
  • 1 cork available at craft stores
  • 1 miniature straw hat
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Scraps of felt and/or material
  • Yarn raffia or American Moss
  • Small silk flowers
  • White craft glue
  • Instant grab glue
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie markers
  • Craft knife or toothpick

Instructions

  • Holding cork with the widest end facing upward, use the craft knife to make a slit that the craft stick will fit into. You can also do this with a toothpick if you are concerned about the sharp aspect of a craft knife. Pipe a bit of white craft glue into the slit and insert the craft stick. Set aside.
  • Cut a scrap of fabric or felt to about 2-inches square. Fold in half to form a triangle and glue together with instant grab glue. Cover one side of triangle with instant grab glue and attach to the front of the craft stick just below the cork (head). Fold the ends of the triangle around to the back and press together to adhere glue.
  • Use a Sharpie marker to add a mouth, glue a small triangle of felt on as the nose, and add the wiggle eyes. Optionally, you can use a pink or red marker to add rosy cheeks as well.
  • Cut yarn (or raffia, etc) into four pieces, each 3-inches long. Line them up side by side. Cover the top of the head with white craft glue and turn upside down, pressing the top of the head (cork) onto the pieces of yarn. This will pick up all four pieces a the same time. Turn right side up and add more craft glue on top of the yarn and inside the straw hat. Press the hat onto the head. Glue a silk flower to the hat.

Notes

You can use yarn, raffia, or straw for the scarecrow's hair. In a pinch, strips of construction paper or felt will work great too!