How to make a scare­crow

Kids Go Gardening - - Summer -

1 First make a frame. Start with a wooden stake at least as tall as you. Add a cross bar for the arms at about shoul­der height. Tie or nail it on to the ver­ti­cal stake.

2 Dress the frame with old clothes. If you want a fat­ter scare­crow you can stuff the cloth­ing with old rags, straw or leaves and tie the ends with string.

3 A head is op­tional, but easy to make by stuff­ing an old pil­low­case or panty­hose. You could also use some­thing like an old soc­cer ball.

4 Ac­ces­sorise! Add gloves, gum­boots, hand­bags and hats. Use string or wire, to tie ev­ery­thing on so it won’t blow away. Add an au­then­tic touch by giv­ing your scare­crow some gar­den­ing tools - to re­ally fool the birds!

Add an au­then­tic touch by giv­ing your scare­crow some gar­den­ing tools - to re­ally fool the birds!

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