Monday, 15 June 2020
With your veggie patches full of promise, the last thing you need is for pesky birds to steal your treasures! A fun way to keep those pests at bay is to make a scarecrow – a great focal point for the productive garden and a new member of the family!
1. Create your structure with a central post and a cross bar for arms and preferably one for the hips too!
2. Attach the clothes and seal off the legs/arms with string or cable ties so stuffing wont fall out.
3.Stuff the legs, body and arms (we used moss for ours). You can add some straw to the arms and legs for effect.
4. Put your scarecrow in place and add some old boots.
5. Make a head – we used an old bulk bag we get deliveries in but you could use an old ball, make a papier mache head, an old pair of tights, a plastic bag – whatever you have lying about! Add a face – we just drew ours on with a sharpie)
6.Add the head to your scarecrow and give him/her a name. Ours is called Bob!
Lulu, Tilda and Bob!
Have fun making your own scarecrows!