Here is another craft I came up with for the girls to do during their play date yesterday.
- toilet paper tube
- milk cap and plastic ring
- 2 buttons for eyes (do not have to match)
- yellow construction paper
- another color of construction paper
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- artificial flowers
- fabric scrap
|Toilet Paper Tube Scarecrow by Emily, Age 3 1/2|
- Glue two buttons (or googly eyes) onto a toilet paper tube.
- Cut a small triangle out of construction paper and glue down to make the nose.
- Using a marker, draw a mouth. I did mine like cross-stitches.
- Cut fringe onto yellow construction paper and glue down for hair. You could also use yarn, pipe cleaners, raffia, or even real straw.
- To make the hat, cut a circle from construction paper (you could also use fabric), about 3/4 to 1 inch larger in diameter than the milk cap. Place paper circle over milk cap, and press down making an impression of the cap. Add a small amount of glue to the inside of the plastic ring from a milk jug and place it over the paper on top of the cap. Push down to secure the paper to the cap, being careful not to tear the paper.
- Add a bit of glue to your hat and place on top of the toilet paper tube.
- If desired, embellish your hat with paper, silk, or felt flowers, buttons, or whatever you have on hand.
- Once your scarecrow is completely dry you can display it. You could also use your scarecrow as a finger puppet or a place card holder.