Hmmm, maybe I could make one out of clay? 😀
To welcome in November, here’s a tutorial for a cute little scarecrow.
Here’s what you’ll need:
OK, start with a ball of beige clay and flatten it.
Make a small ball of beige and make it look like this (sorry, not sure what shape to call it). 🙂 Press it onto an edge of the larger piece.
Use your stylus to make “ruffles” for his neck. He is, after all, a scarecrow, so of course his head is made out of a burlap bag.
For his nose, make a small triangle of orange.
I have found the easiest way to make a cute smile is to use a circle cutter, and by pressing just a side of it onto your piece, it will get a really good smile.
Now add beads for eyes.
Next make a long, thin rope of yellow, and cut it into short pieces. Place them all over the top of his head for his straw hair.
Now I’ll show you a short-cut way to make a hat. Take a small ball of brown and flatten it out, place it on the top/back of his head.
It will look something like this on the back.
Now take a smaller brown piece, shape it into an oval and press onto the top of the first brown piece.
For the finishing touches, make a long, thin rope of orange, place a strip around the hat to cover the gap between the two brown pieces.
Take a piece of the orange rope and place it around his neck to cover the gap there, and to make it look like the burlap is tied.
He’s looking very Fallish! 🙂
Make a small bow, and place it on the side of his neck.
Finally, no scarecrow is complete unless he has a patch somewhere.
And there you have a happy little scarecrow! You can glue a pin back on it, or a magnet, or (before baking) insert a large paper clip and turn it into a bookmark.
Happy claying and happy Fall!! 🙂