We began a little fall decorating this weekend. We bought a bale of hay to use both for a fun sensory bin for my daughter & to pretty up our front yard for the season.
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We placed our hay in our front yard in anticipation of going to a local farm over the weekend for scarecrow making & pumpkin and gourd picking. I told my daughter that we were going to place scarecrows on our bale of hay. She told me that she wanted to make a girl scarecrow and a mama scarecrow. All of the scarecrow talk had me inspired to start making some scarecrows right now.
Cardboard Tube Scarecrows
What you will need:
Egg Carton Sections
Jumbo Craft Sticks
Low Temp Glue Gun (Use caution when operating any glue gun.)
Poke a slit on either end of your cardboard roll about 1/3 of the way down. Make it large enough so that the craft stick can slide through.
Take the stick back out & paint the stick in whatever color you will want your scarecrow’s shirt to be. Paint about a 1/4 of the tube in a flesh tone. Then paint half of the remainder in the shirt color & then the other half in the pant color. Let the paint dry.
Paint an egg carton section in whatever color that you want the hat to be & then cut out a wavy circle. Let the paint dry.
Glue the egg carton piece to the center of the foam shape.
Crumple up the foam a little so that it has a more natural hat feel.
Glue strands of yarn to the ends of the craft stick.
Glue a few strands of yarn over the top of the flesh toned area on the tube & then glue the hat on.
Glue more strands under the head & then glue on buttons. Draw a face on the scarecrow with magic markers.
The tubes fit perfectly over a couple of fingers to make fun puppets.
We made a mama scarecrow & a little girl one just as my daughter wanted. She had a ton of fun playing with these. These made a wonderful addition to her already amazing imagination for pretend play.
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