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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mason Jar Scarecrow- Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

Hi there! I'm Stacey and I blog over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts.  I'm so excited to be here as the new Kid's Craft contributor.  I've got three boys of my own, ages 3, 4 1/2 and 7 so you can be sure the craft each month will be kid tested. Today, I'm sharing an Autumn themed craft, perfect for getting us ready as the nights turn cooler.

Here's what you need to make these darling, Mason Jar Scarecrows:

- 1 mason jar with a screw top lid
- 2 large buttons
- 1 package of raffia
- tan craft paint, paper plate, and 1 paint brush
- newspaper for covering your surface
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- medium tip paint markers in black, pink, and orange

1.  Paint the mason jar. Let dry 1 hour before adding a second coat (optional).

2. While the paint dries, you can glue the raffia to the jar lid. Start by gluing raffia to the inside lid.  Trim around the circle so there isn't extra bulk under the lid.

Now glue small sections of raffia to the outside of the lid "ring".  You can trim these down if you want a more unified look or let the scarecrows hair run wild.  The choice is yours.

3.  Once the paint is dry, use the glue gun to glue two buttons on for eyes.  You may want to twist the lid, aka; hair onto the jar to make sure the eyes are visible.

4.  Now use the paint markers to draw the nose, cheeks, and mouth on the jar.

If you can find one, a straw dolls hat would make the perfect way to top off this seasonal craft.  Give your scarecrow an honored seat in the house or throw in a tea light at night to light up your doorstep.

For more kid's crafts stop on by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts!  We'll be back next month with another fun craft.

Hi there! I'm Stacey, and I blog over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. I'm a former elementary school teacher, Foreign Service wife, and mom to three very active boys. I have a passion for all things crafty. On my blog you'll find sewing tutorials and pattern reviews for boys, women, and home decor projects as well as crafts and activities to keep my boys busy.  I'm a fabric hoarding, coffee drinking, YA fiction addict who'd choose cheese over chocolate any time. I love making new friends so stop on by!


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