Making your own scarecrow is a great way to spend an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon with your children or grandchildren, my own 4 year old daughter thought it was great to pick out old clothes, draw on a face and give a name “Scare, Scare”.
Creating your own scarecrow couldn’t be easier.
All you need is:
• Old T-shirt or large cloth for the head
• Old Clothes (Trousers, Top, Hat, and gloves)
• 2 bits of wood or branches approx. 4ft. (we used some buddleia branches which needed pruning)
Make your own Scarecrow
For the body: Firstly, tie the two bits of branches into a rough t shape. Depending on the top you have selected, either feed this through first or after you have tied the branches together.
For the head: Crunch up some newspaper into a rough ball shape and place into the middle of an old t-shirt, fold the t-shirt around the newspaper and tie the bottom so that you make a rough head shape, then draw a face. When ready place the head on the top of the branch and tie with more string so that it will not blow off.
For the legs: Tie the bottom of the trouser legs and then stuff with newspaper, leaving a bit of a gap so that you can tie the top to the central branch. Once the legs are shaped, tie to the branch under the t-shirt.