Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Paper Bag Scarecrow

You will need:
  • Brown paper bag (lunch bag sized)
  • Construction paper (yellow, white, brown, pink or red, orange)
  • Glue stick or craft glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Newspaper, old magazines, or scrap paper to scrunch up for filling
  • Raffia, twine, or other ribbon
  • Dowel rod or paint stir stick (you can often get for free at paint departments)


1. Cut out pieces.
    *Yellow hair: Cut a piece of paper the width of the bag. Cut strips in the paper and trim to desired hair length.
    *Hat: Cut a hat shape from white construction paper with triangle tips to resemble a straw.
     hat. Draw tic tac board shapes around the hat.
    *Hat establishments: Cut out flower or leaf shapes.
    *Hat top: Cut rounded half circle from brown construction paper.
    *Nose: Cut a triangle from the orange paper.
    *Cheeks: Cut circles from red or pink paper.
2. Glue pieces on the paper bag to create the scarecrow.
3. Glue on eyes. Let dry.
4. Scrunch up newspaper paper and stuff bag.
5. Insert stick.
6. Tie bottom with ribbon or twine to hold the stuffing in.
7. Place scarecrow in a potted plant, other craft display, or use in a puppet show.

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