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Make Your Own Scarecrow with your kids

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:
•    String
•    Newspapers
•    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.

Add gloves for hands and a hat and then find the perfect place to position in your garden or allotment to stand guard over your peas and beans while they start to grow.

Make your own Scarecrow with Suttons Seeds

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