How To Make A Scarecrow

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – News 8 has your back with some simple steps to make your own scarecrow for this Halloween.

What you will need:

Old Clothes, newspaper or straw, a pumpkin or burlap bag, paint or carving knife.

Your old clothes can be re-purposed this Autumn for the outfit your scarecrow will wear. All you have to do is stuff the clothes with newspaper or straw.  Make sure to fill all the nooks and crannies.  You can use rope or even a stapler to make sure that the pants and the shirt stay together.  Old gloves can be used for the hands and and old pair of boots are perfect for the feet.  For the head of the scarecrow you can use a pumpkin or a burlap bag. You have a few options for the face.  You can either carve the pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern or paint it. Carving it will take some weight off of it.  Making sure the head stays attached can be tricky if you are using a pumpkin.  Some wire can be used to fasten it.  Top off your scarecrow with a hat.

Don’t be scared to be creative. Your scarecrow doesn’t have to look like traditional ones with a flannel shirt. You can make your scarecrow a “scare-kid” or a “scare-woman”.  Making a scarecrow is a great project you can do with your kids that is simple and cheap.

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