Fun craft projects
4. Using a black paint pen or sharpie permanent marker, outline the nose. Then, lightly draw a
black line down the center of the face on either side of the nose. Add fun stitch marks to the
dividing face seam line and around the nose if desired. Next draw on the mouth to connect the
cheeks. You may want to dot a white glint in the eyes with the end of a paint brush and highlight
the nose also for an added dimensional touch.
5. To protect the paint for many years of inside and outside decorating, lightly spray the face with a
clear coat spray sealer found at hardware and crafting stores. Do not spray a heavy coat. Many
black paint pens will run if sprayed to heavily. Several light coats of spray is sufficient.
6. Hot glue the cut small straw hat to the top the painted scarecrow face. Cut small bunches of
raffia and hot glue in sections to either side of the scarecrow face. Full straggly raffia will cover
any of the seam lines and give a finished look.
7. Embellish the scarecrows new hat by hot gluing silk flowers and a wheat sprig to one side of the
small hat. Silk sunflowers or rusty colored chrysanthemums look especially cute!
8. Last, make a large bow with crafting ribbon and glue it under the scarecrow's chin.
You can hang your scarecrow on the wall or on your front door to greet your guests. You can hang
your scarecrow on the wall or on your front door to greet your guests. You could also wire the
scarecrow head to the top of a cross post and dress a real scarecrow body for a yard decoration.