How To Make A Toddler- Sized ScarecrowGo...
I didn't realise how important this first step is until after we were half way through making the scarecrow! I tried to capture how the dowelling has been secured together in the photo. Hopefully you can grasp what I did!
1. Cut the dowel in two pieces. One long piece for the stand and a shorter piece that will be the arms.
2. At the top of the long dowel piece cut a deep groove across the middle.
3. Take a long piece of twine. Make a lower case t shape with the dowel pieces and then criss cross the twine around the join. Knot it tightly then take one length of the remaining string over the top of the dowel (sitting it into the groove) and knot it off tightly at the middle join.
5. Again use bundles of hay to stuff the arms so hay pokes out of the arm holes. Tie of the bottom of the sleeves with twine.
6.Lightly stuff the shirt with hay then place it into the overalls and continue to stuff more hay in. Tucking the shirt in as you go and pulling around the collar to get a good shape. Stuff your scarecrow until he's bulging! He'll lose some of that bulk over time in the garden, but you want him looking good for a while yet!
8. Stuff the scarecrow's head nice and full!
9. Using felt I created the facial features for the scarecrow. Use really good glue to stick your pieces together (I used a hot glue gun).
10. I applied the hot glue to the facial piece and handed it to Chook to place onto the scarecrow. We started with the nose.
If this isn't the happiest garden scarecrow you have ever seen! I was going to put a hat on him but he is so cute without one!