If he only had a brain! (scarecrow pin tutorial)

Hmmm, maybe I could make one out of clay? πŸ˜€

To welcome in November, here’s a tutorial for a cute little scarecrow.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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OK, start with a ball of beige clay and flatten it.

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Make a small ball of beige and make it look like this (sorry, not sure what shape to call it). πŸ™‚ Press it onto an edge of the larger piece.

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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.

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For his nose, make a small triangle of orange.

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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.

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Now add beads for eyes.

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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.

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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.

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It will look something like this on the back.

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Now take a smaller brown piece, shape it into an oval and press onto the top of the first brown piece.

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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.

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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.

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He’s looking very Fallish! πŸ™‚

Make a small bow, and place it on the side of his neck.

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Finally, no scarecrow is complete unless he has a patch somewhere.

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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.

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Happy claying and happy Fall!! πŸ™‚

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