medway open studios 2020
window box scarecrow
you will need:
Three bendy straws
Empty plastic milk bottle (thoroughly cleaned)
Scraps of fabric
Coloured thread or wool
here's how to do it:
Lay the straws side by side. The two outside straws with the bendy bit at the top and the middle one with the bendy bit at the bottom.
Tape together in two places as shown and bend the outside straws to make the arms. The middle straw will be the neck.
Cut up the plastic milk bottle and using a marker pen draw the scarecrow's head (please supervise children whilst using marker pens and scissors)
Cut 2 of this shape and draw a face on one of them.
Apply double-sided tape to the underside of each shape and attach short pieces of wool or thick thread to the tape on the front shape.
Put the neck straw between both shapes and press the front and the back together.
Lay the scarecrow onto the fabric and cut around him to make a T-shape leaving about 2.5 at either side of the straws. Cut 2 of this shape.
Sew the T-shape together to make his jumper, leaving the the ends open for his legs, hands and head.
Put the jumper on the scarecrow and add a narrow length of fabric to make a scarf and he's ready for your window boxes.
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