How to Make a Wizard of Oz Scarecrow for Halloween

Save

Bring a touch of The Wizard of Oz to your front porch with a Wizard of Oz-inspired scarecrow. This scarecrow can be created life-size using a turtleneck shirt, a pair of brown sweatpants, a pair of boots and a pillowcase. This is an easy-to-make scarecrow project that would be fun to complete with children, and can be accomplished from start to finish in a couple of hours.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 white kitchen trash bag
  • Broom handle
  • 4 bags cotton fiber fill
  • Light yellow pillowcase
  • White rope
  • Scissors
  • 1 large bag of straw
  • Brown, blue, red and orange permanent markers
  • Black witch hat
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • Extra-large dark green turtleneck
  • 2 white gloves
  • Brown sweatpants
  • Orange, yellow and brown acrylic paint
  • Brown pointed-toe boots

Scarecrow Head

  • Stuff one kitchen trash bag halfway full with cotton fiber fill. Insert one end of a broom handle into the trash bag and twist the end of the trash bag around the handle.

  • Shape the trash bag until it looks like a round scarecrow head. Secure it to the broom handle with tape. Place the pillowcase over the trash bag.

  • Cut an 8-inch length of rope. Pull the pillowcase taught around the filled trash bag shape. Tie the pillowcase at the open end.

  • Decorate the scarecrow’s face. Draw brown triangular eyebrows onto the upper-middle section of the scarecrow’s face.

  • Draw two human eyes onto the face beneath the eyebrows with the blue permanent marker.

  • Add a triangular nose with the orange marker between the eyes that extends 2 inches towards the bottom of the face.

  • Draw a set of lips with the red marker below the nose. The lips should be a finger-width beneath the end of the nose.

  • Hot glue a black witch hat to the top of the scarecrow's head.

  • Hot glue a piece of rope around the base of the hat.

Scarecrow Body

  • Slide the turtleneck shirt onto the broom handle. Stuff the shirt with fiber fill. Make sure that the pillowcase ends cover the neck area.

  • Stuff the end of the arms of the shirt with straw.

  • Fill the white gloves with fiber fill and insert them into the end of the arms of the turtleneck. Tie them in place around the outside of the shirt with a piece of rope.

  • Paint the sweatpants. Paint an orange circle on the upper-right thigh and a yellow circle on the mid-shin. Paint a yellow circle on the upper-left thigh and a brown circle over the left knee. Let the paint dry.

  • Slide the sweatpants onto the broom handle. Make sure that the handle slides down one pants leg.

  • Stuff the pants with fiber fill.

  • Place the elastic leg band over the brown boots.

  • Add straw into the ends of the pants legs.

  • Secure the legs in place with rope.

  • Add a rope around the center waist section of the scarecrow.

References

  • Photo Credit fogaas/iStock/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Make a Scarecrow Costume

    As Halloween approaches, we begin to formulate costume ideas. Who hasn't watched the "Wizard of Oz" repeatedly and delighted in the antics...

  • How to Make a Scarecrow

    Make a scarecrow to scare off animals and birds from feasting on your garden, or use it for festive fall decor.

  • How to Make a Floppy Scarecrow Hat

    Besides the straw sticking out of the clothes, a floppy hat is what makes a scarecrow a scarecrow. Whether for a scarecrow...

  • Homemade Wizard of Oz Costumes for Kids

    Not only are homemade "Wizard of Oz" costumes generally less expensive than store-bought ones, but they allow you to showcase your creativity...

  • No-Sew Wizard of Oz Costume Ideas for Kids

    "The Wizard of Oz" is one of the most loved movies of all time. For Halloween getting a group of kids together...

  • DIY Wizard of Oz Costumes

    Round up the family, bring your favorite characters to life, and get ready to hit the yellow brick road with these easy...

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!