Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week!! For as long as this year has felt, it’s gone by so fast. And the only thing that makes a strange year less crappy is a craft 😊 This one is kid friendly and would make for super cute gifts!

I used:

Popsicle sticks
Acrylic paint (orange and black)
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun
Plastic flower (optional)
Paint brush
Fake straw

To start, set up your face. Depending on the size of the popsicle sticks, you may need more or less than I used. Since he’s a scarecrow, he needs a hat. The stick that makes the rim of the hat will be horizontal where the rest will be vertical. But you’ll want the rim to stick out a bit, so place just enough sticks vertically that they stay within the length of one popsicle stick. Once you have your popsicle sticks laid out to make the face, use your hot glue gun to carefully glue them together. I glued them together by the sides and then added a little extra glue on the back for good measure.

Not it’s time to make the hat. I used the orange paint to color the top 4th of the popsicle sticks and one to make the rim. I set everything aside and let them dry. Once they dried, I glued my rim horizontally where the orange ended. Now it’s time to make the face. I hot glued my googly eyes just below the hat rim and used my orange paint to make a triangle for the nose. I used black paint to make the mouth, adding in cross lines to make it look like stitching.

To make hair, I cut fake straw into 4” segments and hot glued it to the back of his head. For an added spark, I put a flower just above the rim of his hat. This is a super cute idea for an assisted kids craft (though I’m sure white glue could be used if you want it to be fully kid friendly). I might turn mine into a magnet or a small wall hanging! I’m not sure yet, but the options are endless. As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.

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