Craft: Paper Bag Scarecrow
This puppet may not scare crows, but it's the perfect craft for kids on a chilly Autumn day.
What you need:
- - brown paper lunch bag
- - white glue
- - 2 medium wiggle eyes
- - 2 feet of ribbon in fall colors
- - stir stick
- - 2 sheets of newspaper
- - black marker
- - scissors
- - orange foam flower
- - construction paper: white/tan, brown, yellow, pink, orange
1. Draw and cut out the hat on white/tan construction paper. Be sure to make jagged cuts on the brim to make it look like a straw hat, and add some tic-tac-toe symbols to make it look weathered.
2. Lay the paper bag down with the flap down. Glue the wiggle eyes on three or four inches from the top.
3. Cut a triangle from the orange craft paper for the nose. Glue below the middle of the eyes.
4. Cut two circles from the pink paper and glue on either side of the nose, and glue in place just under the middle of the eyes.
5. Use marker to draw on the eyebrows.
6. Cut ½-inch strips in different lengths from the yellow construction paper and glue them to the top of the bag. Glue the hat on top of the hair.
7. Bunch the newspaper into the bag. Coat the first three inches of the stick with glue and put in the bag. Crumple the ends of the bag around the stick and tie a ribbon at the end of the bag, two inches from the bottom. Knot it.
8. Use leftover strips of yellow construction paper and glue them to the stick under the bag.
By Amanda Formaro, and courtesy of our sister site, Kaboose.com.