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This scarecrow will keep watch over your precious garden.

Equipment

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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.

  • 9. Tie gloves to the outstretched ends of the crossbar.

  • 10. Stuff the socks and boots with straw.

  • 11. Attach the boots to the end of the pants, using the socks and string to secure.

  • 12. Experiment with any materials you can find!

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