Healthy Kids

How to make a scarecrow

This scarecrow will keep watch over your precious garden.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation


What to do

    1. Attach the two pieces of timber together to form a cross. Make sure the arms are not too long for a shirt or jacket to be put on later. If they are, put the shirt or jacket in place prior to nailing the pieces together.

    2. Cut the hessian into a square and stuff it with straw into the shape of a head. Tie the head loosely at the neck end.

    3. Paint a face on with acrylic paint or permanent marker, or stitch features with wool or thread.

    4. Slide the head onto the vertical pole, then, attach the head to the body by tying tightly with string or wire.

    5. Drape any clothing onto the poles.

    6. Tie off at the wrist, ankles and waist and stuff with straw. Repeat this process with the pants.

    7. Attach strand of wool, straw or other fibre under a hat.

    8. Fix the hat with a nail, or sew it onto the head.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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