Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Toilet Paper Tube Scarecrow

Here is another craft I came up with for the girls to do during their play date yesterday.

Scarecrow by Mia, Age 3 1/2
  • toilet paper tube
  • milk cap and plastic ring
  • glue
  • scissors
  • 2 buttons for eyes (do not have to match)
  • marker/s
  • yellow construction paper
  • another color of construction paper
Optional Materials:
  • googly eyes
  • yarn 
  • Toilet Paper Tube Scarecrow by Emily, Age 3 1/2
  • pipe cleaners 
  • raffia
  • straw
  • artificial flowers
  • fabric scrap
  1. Glue two buttons (or googly eyes) onto a toilet paper tube.
  2. Cut a small triangle out of construction paper and glue down to make the nose.
  3. Using a marker, draw a mouth. I did mine like cross-stitches.
  4. Cut fringe onto yellow construction paper and glue down for hair. You could also use yarn, pipe cleaners, raffia, or even real straw.
  5. 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.
  6. Add a bit of glue to your hat and place on top of the toilet paper tube.
  7. If desired, embellish your hat with paper, silk, or felt flowers, buttons, or whatever you have on hand.
  8. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real effort to make a good article... but what can I say... I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.
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