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How To Make A Scarecrow

How to make a scarecrow

Have you ever wondered how to make a scarecrow? It is so easy and fun! Every fall, even before I had my sweet little cowgirl, I would make a scarecrow to set out at my front gate. I just love making scarecrows, they are just so fall! So Fallalicious!!

scarecrow directions

You will need the following materials to make a scarecrow 

A fashionable scarecrow ensemble, we picked out ours at the local Salvation Army. She got jeansshirt and hat. We also had an old chewed up pair of gloves and a worn-out old pair of rain boots for our fashionable scarecrow ensemble.

Wood for frame, we had some old wood sticks laying around, tied them together in a cross.

Material for head, in the past I have used muslin or burlap, but I found a nice print at Beverly’s crafts that resembled burlap, it was much cheaper than burlap and looks just as good.

Buttons, felt, and pipe cleaners work well for the eyes, lips and nose. You can use any notions that you have stashed away in your craft room.

Good pair of scissors, to cut material and a hot glue gun will be needed. Garden twine is essential.

Plastic bags or old newspaper to use for stuffing the head and body.

A nice cup of hot tea to help you relax and get into the mood.

What you need to do to make a scarecrow

First make your head, cut out a large, round piece of material, stuff it with newspaper or plastic bags and tie it to the top of the cross. Next add facial features such as eyes, nose mouth. We added eye lashes to our farm gal. We decorated a simple straw hat and braded raffia for her hair. We hot glued her hair in place

Next work on the body, stuff the body with paper or plastic and tie on gloves for hands or leave straw hanging out for a cute effect. Place the stuffed body on the stick. 

We added an apron to our scare crow gal. We put to foam hearts on the apron and wrote “Certified Farm Girl” and “I love pigs” how to make a scarecrow

certified farm girl

We wanted to stand out a little, so we decided to paint an old plastic pretzel barrel pink and make a piggy face.


To make a scarecrow is easy and fun

Having fun with your children making a scarecrow is sure to make some lasting memories.

fall activity with kids making a scarecrow

What memories do you enjoy during the fall season, please leave a comment and share your ideas.

Until next time, happy, healthy trails!

my western heart



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