Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Scarecrow Friend


This craft was inspired by the Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Song Neevah loves dancing to the Scarecrow song and she finds the idea of a flippy floppy hat pretty funny. I thought how cute would it be if she had a Scarecrow dance partner. Online I found a cool paper bag scarecrow and used this to base the design of our scarecrow but we added a stick for easy holding/dancing.

You will need
Paper Bag
Marker Pen
2 different coloured pieces of card
Glue
Scissors
Newspaper
Pipe Cleaner
String or Wool
Stick or Dowel

To Make
1 .Cut out a Hat shape, Nose shape & strips for the hair from the coloured card
2 .Let your child decorate the hat with maker pens
3 .Glue hair onto the paper bag
4 .Glue on the eyes and nose
5 .Draw a smile
6 .Glue on the hat
7 .Let it dry

Sorry i dont have any photos the rest of the instructions hopefully it is pretty straight forward

8 .Stuff with scrunched up newspaper do not over stuff or it will be hard to tie
9 .Put the stick into the stuffed paper bag and then tie with a pipe cleaner i found this was the easiest way to get the bag tight around the stick
9 .Tie a piece of String or Wool into a bow to hide the pipe cleaner (this is optional)
10 .Put some glue onto the stick just below where it is tied and press the ends of the paper bag onto the glue this will stop the scarecrow from spinning on the stick

Neevah sharing some Love with her new Scarecrow Friend

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow
And this is what he said:

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat!
I can shake my arms like this,
I can shake my legs like that!

When all the cows were in the meadow
And the pigeons in the loft,
Up jumped the scarecrow
And whispered very soft:

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat!
I can shake my arms like this,
I can shake my legs like that!

When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind a cloud,
Up jumped the scarecrow
And shouted very loud:

I'm a dingle dangle scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat!
I can shake my arms like this,
I can shake my legs like that!
 
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