Supplies: 
  • 2 large plastic plant pots
  • 1 smaller plastic plant pot (the top of which should fit snugly onto the bottom of the larger plant pot)
  • 1 large wooden spoon
  • 1 yogurt cup that fits over the wooden spoon (cover with aluminium foil)
  • 6-8 mini wooden clothes pins
  • 1 plastic bag
  • 1 fabric scrap
  • 2 sponges - pre-cut 2 long strips (arms) and two small rectangles (for yogurt cup)
  • Stones (from the garden)
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • All-purpose white glue (optional)
Instructions: 
  1. Fill one of the large pots with stones. 
  2. Flip the other large pot upside-down and place on top of the first pot.
  3. Tape all the way around where the two pots meet to stick them together.
  4. Flip the smaller pot upside-down and tape to the top of the other pot.
  5. Set aside scarecrow body
  6. Squish two small strips of sponge into the yogurt cup so that they stay when you turn the cup upside-down.
  7. Cut a plastic bag in half across the middle and then cut into strips, but do not cut all the way to the edge. 
  8. To create the scarecrow's hair, attach the strips of bag with tape to the inside of the yogurt cup.
  9. Use markers to draw a scarecrow face on the wooden spoon.
  10. Using tape, place the wooden spoon between the two little sponges in the yogurt cup.
  11. Place spoon and cup into hole at the top of the scarecrow body.
  12. Clip 3 or 4 mini clothes pins to the ends of the sponge strips to look like fingers. 
  13. Tape sponge strips to the sides of the smaller plant pot (turned upside down)
  14. Fold the fabric scrap into a triangle shape and tie ends together in a double knot around the scarecrow's neck.