The sight of children, busy decorating their scarecrows, announce the approaching fall season. Scarecrows are in fact a common feature of many cultures. All around the world, during this season scarecrows can be seen standing proudly in the front porch. Though craft shops are full of scarecrows of all varieties, but encouraging your child to make one using his creativity and skill is a wonderful idea indeed.
To create something new and different is always fun. So why not try to create an unusual scarecrow for this thanksgiving. Children can have a real good time being a little creative and different.
The scarecrow can be made to represent a lawyer, baker, teacher, cook, mechanic, politician, fireman or a butcher. The only thing which is important for this idea is the right kind of attire, so that anyone can easily make out, what your scarecrow represents.
Having a family of scarecrows is also a great idea. Starting from grandpa, your scarecrow family can include grandma, dad, mom, kids and even some pets. It looks really cool and everyone who sees is sure to admire your skill.
Then another thing you can do is have a celebrity scarecrow. You can make your scarecrow resemble to a singer, actor or even a comedian. Imagine having a scarecrow which resembles your favorite Mr. Bean. Your friends and relatives won’t stop appreciating you for this piece of creativity.
Some cool accessories like guitars and drums can provide your scarecrow with a remarkable grandeur. How capturing your scarecrow will look, with the pair of sticks in his hands as if about to play the drums present in front of it.
Then sports are also a nice theme for decorating scarecrows. They can be made to resemble a skier or a cricketer holding a bat.
A newly wedded scarecrow couple can be made by putting together a beautiful scarecrow bride and a handsome scarecrow groom. There are in fact innumerable themes, which can be used to create a marvelous effect. These themes include fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
The scarecrow can be represented historically by adding rural clothing and a horse drawn cart or it can be transformed in a futuristic robot of the year 2080. Your scarecrow can resemble a clown with colorful attire or a cowboy with an impressive hat.
You can make your imagination run wild to make a unique scarecrow. Whatever be your choice the best thing is to start with a T frame. The outline can easily be created with the help of some timber and a little straw or dried grass. Discarded and old pillowcases can be stuffed to get the shape of arms, legs, body and face. A permanent marker can help you in drawing the features of your scarecrow.
You can utilize some other materials like old clothing, newspapers, tins, clay pots, old stockings and all the junk you come across, to make the basic structure of your scarecrow. You may also require some important things like ropes of different shapes and sizes; some buttons and zips; a few safety pins, wires, cardboard, scissors and maybe some Styrofoam.
Once you have gathered all the required stuff, you can let your imagination run wild. Scarecrow making is a combined effort and can require the contribution of the whole family. Even the youngest child can have an active participation is this fun-filled and wonderful family activity. The endless ideas and a little creativity can do wonders.