Scarecrows come in all shapes, forms, sizes and styles. You
can make any kind of scarecrow you want to. Be creative. Make it a scarecrow
dancer or a farmer scarecrow. Scarecrows have their own scarecrow
festivals all over the world. As you are our and around, take notice of the
different types of scarecrows you see. Lots of schools even have contests
between their classes every year on building scarecrows then they have a big PTA
fund raiser called a Hoe Down. So make a scarecrow this year and let your
imagination run wild. I guarantee everyone that drives by your house will notice
the cool scarecrow in your yard.
What you'll need:
Old coveralls or pants or jeans
An old long sleeved shirt
Safety pins (a bunch)
A pair of flesh colored rubber gloves
A wig (optional - an old mop dipped in black paint works)
A pair of flesh-colored nylon stockings
Pillows or old sheets or rags or paper towels for stuffing
Tempura paint or marking pens
For a hanging scarecrow:
A broom stick
A mop handle (for a cross piece to hang the scarecrow
and his head)
Rope or duct tape (to secure the cross piece)
How To Do It:
Stuff the pants and shirt with your old towels, sheets and rags until your
scarecrow is full and lifelike. Stuff the shirt into the pants. If you're
going to hang your scarecrow, pin the shirt to the pants with safety pins.
Stuff the rubber gloves with paper towels. You can also fill the gloves
with water and tie the ends off. Secure the gloves inside the shirtsleeves
with safety pins.
Stuff the boots with rags and then push the boots up inside the pant legs.
Stuff the nylon stocking with more old nylons or with rags or paper
Paint a face onto the stocking. It can be a man or a woman, with glasses
or a beard. Make it as scary or as funny as you like.
Put the wig and the hat on top of the scarecrow's head.
To hang your scarecrow, find the spot in the yard that will be the center
of your pumpkin patch. Pound the broom stick into ground with a hammer.
Have a girlfriend hold the mop handle or stick up near the top of the
broomstick. Tie the rope or tape around both sticks until you are sure the
cross piece will hold the scarecrow.
Mount the scarecrow up on the crosspost with ropes. Put a rope around his
head and tie it to the pole to hold him up. Or, don't. He'll look ghastly,
hanging there, swaying in the breeze.
TIP to make a better scarecrow:
If you are stuffing real clothing to build a scarecrow, stuff an old pair of
pantyhose or tights and place it inside the pants for a stronger base.
twist on jigsaw puzzles.
Indian Animated Jigsaw Puzzle When you download this jigsaw puzzle, the pieces
are all animated. When you get them put together they make an animated
picture. This is soo cool!!
Learn about the origins of the Thanksgiving day holiday.
It may surprise you. It is more than just Indians and Pilgrims.
A Historic Look
Thanksgiving Day became a national holiday. It was not automatically a
national holiday after the Pilgrims and the Indians shared a feast. It took
actually took time and many events to become a national holiday in America.
About Turkey An interesting look at the Turkey which has become
the symbol of Thanksgiving and American holiday.
Great Thanksgiving Day Quotes. These would
be great to use in scrapbooking, scrap booking quotes and sayings are loads of
Great Thanksgiving Scrapbooking Page Titles.
These would be great to use in scrapbooking, scrap booking page and sayings
are quite handy. They are also handy, not just for scrapbooking but for
holiday greeting cards as well.
*NEW* Thanksgiving holiday
to print ; What fun to print and share at your Thanksgiving holiday gathering.
Besides this will keep the wee ones busy while the adults visit in peace.
LOTS of coloring pages to print so please give the page time to load.