Simple Steps to Making a Scarecrow


It’s time to decorate for Halloween and what could be more appropriate than a pumpkin head scarecrow? This is a fun project that your kids will love – and you will get to enjoy the creation until the holiday. Kids love to see something they’ve created on display so having a scarecrow in your front yard or on the porch will be awesome for them.

Getting Started

Getting started is easy. All you need is to gather a few basic items. For instance, you will need to decide what your scarecrow will wear. This is a great use for some old things you’ve been meaning to get rid of. You will likely want a pair of pants, a shirt, and a hat. It’s up to you though really, your scarecrow can be dressed in any fashion you like.

A plastic pumpkin can be an easy ‘head’ for the scarecrow. You may also want to add some great Halloween hair to blow in the wind. That adds a creepy appeal!

For stuffing you can either use straw or just rake up some leaves. Raking the leaves adds another element of fun. Kids love jumping into a pile of leaves!


Your Scarecrow: Step-By-Step Instructions

Step One: Decide on the basics, such as what the scarecrow will wear, where he or she will sit, and what you will use for stuffing the clothes.

Step Two: Gather everything you will need.

Step Three: Begin filling the clothes being mindful to make your scarecrow look just the way you want – maybe you want to overstuff him so he will appear larger or maybe you want a smaller scarecrow that can sit next to your front door.

Step Four: Prepare the pumpkin head. Keep in mind that the scarecrow will be outdoors and exposed to wind and rain. With that in mind, you need to ensure the pumpkin will stay in place. You can add some rocks to add weight to the pumpkin. The top opening can be covered with witch’s hair or with a hat. You may need to use double-sided tape to keep the hair and /or hat in place.

That’s it! You now have a fabulous Halloween decoration that your kids will be proud of. At the end of the season you can ‘recycle’ the parts of the scarecrow as you see fit.

Happy Halloween!

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