If you are looking for a fall craft idea that is unique, make this apple head scarecrow. He is a great decoration not only for Halloween but for the whole fall season. Kids will need only a little help with this project if they are old enough to tie a knot.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • 2 Flat sticks
  • Raffia
  • String
  • Black permanent marker
  • Plaid fabric; 2 1/4" x 6"
  • Craft knife
  • Artificial apple

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut one of the flat sticks to 4" long.
  2. Lay the uncut flat stick vertically on your work surface. Lay the cut one horizontally across the first stick about 1 1/4" down from the top of the other stick. Using a piece of twine, tie the two sticks together where they intersect in an X pattern. Wrap the string 3 or 4 times in each direction. Knot the twine securely and cut off any excess. Note: Make sure there is an equal amount of the horizontal stick on both sides of the vertical stick.
  3. Lay several strands of raffia across the 4" stick. Secure the raffia to the stick by tying a piece of twine around each end of the raffia. Neatly trim the ends of the raffia.
  4. Cut a 2 1/4" x 6" piece of fabric. Fold it in half so it measures 2 1/4" x 3". Cut a small x in the center of the fold. Slip the fabric onto the top of the vertical flat stick and slide it down to the arms.
  5. Gather the fabric below the arms and tie a 6" piece of twine in a knot around the fabric and stick.
  6. Using a craft knife, cut a slit in the bottom of the apple. Slip the apple onto the top of the vertical craft stick. Draw a face on the apple with a black permanent marker.
  7. If need be, slide the arm assembly up so that it is touching the bottom of the apple head.

Display your apple scarecrow in a plant.

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