Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scarecrows come to life @ WBCL

It was messy and a bit complicated but the scarecrows that resulted were a real hit! I was given a sack of raffia and a baggie of home made hats by a friend and had corn husks left over from another project to use as the inspiration for these little scarecrows. I also scavenged enough tea dyed fabric for all the faces so they look a bit more aged.

We were able to create a whole field of them to scare off any crow==we never did make the crows though. This was a step by step project and the class was definately up to doing this--even some of the younger kids cut raffia, put the faces on their scarecrow, and dressed them in ponchos or skirts.We kept to using raffia ties on the arms and legs although some resorted to twist ties to secure the ends of the arms.

I am putting the step by step instructions on my website if you didn't make the class and want to make one or more for your fall decor.

The Family Arts & Crafts group meets at the Wells Branch Community Library every Wednesday night at 6 pm taught by Dianne Koehler. The program lets us turn donated or recyclable materials and imagination into great projects.

You may also want to take a look at the new Art & crafts database the library recently subscribed to for the patrons. check  the library website for details. 
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