A mini scarecrow is a craft for young children around harvest time and Halloween. Stick it in a flower pot or add a suction cup to the back of the scarecrow so you can hang it on a window. Spend an evening or afternoon with your child making a cute scarecrow ornament.
Sketch out templates for a pair of trousers and a shirt on a piece of paper using a pencil. Make both items 2 to 3 inches tall. The shirt should have the sleeves positioned straight out, forming a T shape.
Cut out the paper templates using a pair of scissors.
Lay the paper templates on top of the fabric and pin them into place.
Cut out a fabric shirt and fabric trousers by cutting along the outline.
Remove the pins and the paper from the fabric shirt and trousers.
Spray the fabric shirt and trousers with spray fabric stiffener and then set them aside to dry. The spray fabric stiffener makes the fabric sturdy and hard to the touch.
Place a dot of hot glue 1 inch from the end of one craft stick.
Position another craft stick perpendicular to the first craft stick and press it to the dot of glue, making a shape like a lower case T.
Use hot glue to attach the stiffened fabric clothes to the sticks. The crossbar of the lower case T shape creates the arms of the miniature scarecrow, so line up the arms of the shirt along the cross bar.
Impale a large grape on the top of the craft stick for the head.
Things you need
- Spray fabric stiffener
- Craft sticks
- Hot glue
- Large grape