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Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

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If you've got a garden and are planting any vegetables, have fun creating a bright scarecrow with a flippy floppy hat to help protect the growing seedlings.



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Time: 1 hour
Age: Any age
Level: Medium

Materials
We used.....
One long stick/cane and one shorter one.
Twine
Flower pot
Cotton fabric
Fabric crayons
Old clothes
Old hat
Two pairs of tights
Some bubblewrap and tape
Hessian material for hair
PVA glue



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Ready to go!


Method
Fix the shorter cane to the longer one with twine making a cross shape.
We used an upturned plastic flower pot to make the head and covered it with some bubble wrap. We then cut a piece of plain cotton big enough to wrap over the flower pot head.
Draw a face on the cotton using the fabric crayons.



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Fix the flower pot head on top of the cane cross and wrap the face over the flower pot, securing it around the 'neck' with a length of cotton.



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Stick on some hair (we used a piece of hessian and PVA glue) and add a flippy floppy hat on top.



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Secure some bubblewrap around the tummy area of the scarecrow.



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We made legs and arms by stuffing natural coloured tights with bubble wrap rolled up.



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We 'dressed' the lower half of the scarecrow by adding some old trousers onto the stuffed legs. We attached the stuffed arms onto the canes and then 'dressed' the upper half of the scarecrow in an old jumper.



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We neatened up the neck area by wrapping some fabric around to make a scarf.

When finished, push the long cane into the ground. Attach some old CDs to your scarecrow's arms with some string to help keep birds at bay.



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#Scarecrow
#Garden
#Outdoors
#Fabric crayons
#Recycled
#Any age
#Medium
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