Scarecrow Can

Materials:

  • 2 large soup cans (clean)
  • Black spray paint
  • White material
  • Flannel/cotton plaid material
  • Yellow Wool
  • Jute
  • Straw Hat
  • Flowers and leaves
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Buttons
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Stuffing
  • Raffia (optional)

Start by painting two large soup cans with black spray paint and set aside to dry. Take plaid material and cut into two long rectangle shaped pieces for arms and legs. Fold and sew a seam down middle to make an open tube that can be stuffed and tied in three places. Tie one piece of jute at both end and one directly in the middle. A bit of raffia can be stuffed into the arm and leg ends to give a straw look. Cut a large round circle out of your white material for head (about 45 cm in diameter). Glue the top of one can and place a good amount of stuffing there for head and wrap white material on top with a piece of jute around to define the neck. Glue arms on back of tin and legs on the inside of the bottom of the tin. Glue around the bottom rim of tin and place second tin underneath (like a seat) to help scarecrow sit nicely. Using the yellow wool to make a tuff of hair and glue down then glue on straw hat and accent with some leaves and flowers. Use buttons for eyes and “x” stitches sewn on with embroidery thread for mouth. Take a small piece of white material and make a yo-yo stuffed for nose then tack on with glue. You can add a bit of blush to cheeks for a rosier look.