My favorite character in the classic Wizard of Oz is the Scarecrow. The scarecrow only wanted enough brains so that he could get off of that pole and have a life. Little did he know that he would meet a helpful little girl that would help him off and would lead him to the Land of Oz where he would soon find out that he did have enough brains to begin with, and was made the wisest man in all of Oz. I think we all get stuck on a pole sometimes, and with a little help from our friends we can make it just fine.
With Mr. Scarecrow we venture into the fall season, and we welcome all the fall decorations with a new spirit. I love fall for the beautiful colors, yellow, orange, and brown. Here is a simple art project for fall and for kids to have fun creating a scarecrow hanger of their very own. Hang it on a pole or in the yard. He’s sure to make you smile.
Thin white paper plates
Construction paper, black and yellow
Color crayons( I like Twist up crayons)
Child safe scissors
Glue or paste
A piece of yarn or ribbon
1. Cut the black construction paper into 2 inch triangles to make his nose and eye shapes. Cut a simple mouth as well. Attach these to the paper plate with glue to make his face.
2. The Raffia, or thin strips of yellow construction paper will be his hair and this gets glued onto the sides of the paper plate, make it look like he’s stuffed so it might be a little messy ( the raffia might have to be stapled by an adult).
3. Draw a simple hat and scarf pattern on white construction paper, color and then cut out. Attach them to the top and bottom of the plate with glue or paste. Tuck his hair under his hat.
4. Make a hole at the top using a hole punch and attach the yarn or ribbon so it can be hung up.