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Apple face Scarecrow
This is a home made scarecrow.

You could use any old clothing you have to dress the scarecrow.

Posted by Super Madcow from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Super Madcow's 626 projects »
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  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Blow up a balloon.

    Cover with paper mâché.

    Allow to dry.

    Do another coat & allow to dry.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover with white kitchen paper.

    Allow to dry.

    You may need to do a second coat.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Burst the balloon.

    Cut a hole in the bottom of the paper.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue the paper mache ball to the pole.

    Allow to dry.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paper mache around the head & neck to secure.

    Allow to dry.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Measure & cut the pole for the height you want.

    Measure & cut the pole for the shoulder width.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make a hole in the vertical pole to push the shoulder pole through.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Paint the paper mâché head.

    It may need another coat of paint.

    Allow to dry.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew the arms & legs of the clothing closed.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew the waist of the trousers to the jumper/ shirt.

    Cut a hole in the back side of the trousers so the pole can fit through.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Paint the paper mâché with red paint if you want a red apple face.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Put the clothing onto the poles.

    Stuff the clothing with straw.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Glue the eyeballs onto the head.

    Add face details to the head.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Add elastic to the neck of the jumper/ top.

    Pull tight & secure it.

  • How to make a yardstake. Scarecrow  - Step 15
    Step 15

    Add the hat & scarf to the scarecrow.

    Add some acorns around the neck area.

    If you wish to add some additional straw to the hat & scarf, do this now.

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