To make a scarecrow costume you will need:
v A plain hooded sweatshirt in a buff color
v A hank of raffia (sold in craft stores)
v Sweatpants in a darker color
v Some fabric scraps (Any wild prints-- old cotton clothes are a perfect source)
v Face paint with brush (I recommend Snazaroo)
v Fabric glue
v Dimensional fabric paint in black
v Straw hat
v Crow (available in craft stores in the seasonal section
1. Cut the fabric scraps into 4-inch squares. You can, if desired vary the sizes of the squares.
2. Using the fabric glue, glue the squares randomly onto the sweatshirt and sweat pants. Vary the placement. Let dry. Using the dimensional fabric paint draw stitch marks on the squares all around and let dry.
3. Make the raffia wristlets and anklets. Braid two strips of raffia to fit around wrist. Make sure it is long enough to tie in a bow. Do the same with two braided lengths of raffia to fit around ankles. Cut lengths of raffia and loop around and knot onto the braided pieces. Do this for all four braided lengths. Add as many strips of raffia as desired, the fuller the better.
4. When putting on the costume attach the wristlets and anklets of raffia and tuck under the cuffs of the sleeves and the cuffs of the pants. Let just the strips of raffia poke out.
5. With face paint, draw a stitch line down the center of the face and at the corners of the mouth. Paint the nose brown in a triangle shape.
6. Attach a crow to the straw hat and put on. Done.
For the horse you will need glue that is sold in craft stores called “Tack it over and over”. Apply this glue onto the back of the fabric squares and let dry. This way you can attach it to the horse and take it off easily. You will also need to make anklets for all four hooves. Remember to measure the braided length to tie around the hooves. Add a straw hat with a crow attached to complete. Please feel free to contact me for any additional instruc