How to Build a Scarecrow from
Toddler Scarecrow 101- scarecrow tutorial
OLD/OUTGROWN CLOTHES: Tennis Shoes, Jeans, Long Sleeved shirt or Sweatshirt
Socks- that fit youth shoe sizes 1-4~
Bamboo poles- the skinnier the better 4′ tall
Masking tape, Clear Packaging Tape or Duct Tape
Recyclables- Hugs Juice, soup cans, milk jugs, butter tubs,etc (make sure they are washed and dried)
Hammer, Awl, Screwdrivers
PLENTY OF Imagination!
- Gather ALL supplies that you THINK you may need. (you’ll probably scramble around the house as new ideas emerge.)
- Start off with bamboo poles and clothes. Lay the clothes out and see how it looks.
- Poke holes through soles of shoes. Use hammer and awl. Then use various sizes of screwdrivers to make hole big enough to slide onto bamboo pole.
With soft plastic like the Hugs juice, you can use an awl to poke a hole and then a couple of screwdrivers that increase in size to make the hole large enough to slide onto the bamboo pole.
Poke holes through your containers and then poke holes through socks and shoes. Thread stuffed toed socks onto bamboo poles. Be sure to tuck toes into shoes and then thread shoes onto poles. Put soup can or bottles onto poles and pull socks up. Drop pants onto poles and proceed to thread containers increasing in size onto the poles.
Find a fat container (bucket, ice cream tub, Easter basket, etc) for the waist to hold pants up. If pants cannot be tightened to hold container then hot glue waist onto container. Add a couple large containers for torso. Drop on shirt.
Create arms by using skinny hugs or water bottles for arms. Use applesauce or greek yogurt or easy mac containers for shoulders. If threading on bamboo angle the holes on the shoulder containers as shown in pictures.