- Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Glue two craft sticks together to form a cross shape. Cut the other craft stick in half and glue them onto the bottom of your craft stick cross at an angle to make your scarecrow's legs. You now have the base of your scarecrow body.
Cut several pieces of the yarn about 1-inch long. Glue the yarn pieces onto the ends of the craft stick arms and legs where the hands and feet would be.
Now, use the scrap material or felt to cut out a shirt and pants for your scarecrow and glue them on. Use more yarn to glue on hair for your scarecrow. Use a marker to make eyes, nose, and a mouth.
For the finishing touches, cut a small hat shape out of the fabric or felt and glue it in place. You can also cut out a few tiny squares from different fabric to make patches for your scarecrow's pants. Voila!
Once your scarecrow is complete, you can add a magnet strip to his back and hang him on the fridge, or you can glue an extra craft stick between his legs and stick him in a plant! You can also buy a small grapevine wreath and attach him to it.
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