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Funkin Scarecrows

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2006


  • Craft saw or pumpkin-carving saw

  • Sandpaper

  • Pushpins

  • 1-by-2-inch wooden boards

  • Hammer

  • Hook

  • Wooden coat hanger

  • Clothing

  • Hay

  • Broomstick

  • Boots

  • Shawl

  • Hat

  • Gloves


  1. Carve funkin faces with a craft saw or pumpkin-carving saw.

  2. Print out the funny faces template and cut shapes out for eyes, nose, and mouth. Once finished carving, sandpaper inside edges, if necessary.

  3. Use pushpins for eyes, nose, and mouth inside funkin.

  4. Create the frame for your scarecrow from 1-by-2-inch wooden boards. Hammer this into the ground.

  5. Place a hook on the board at head height. Hang clothing on a wooden coat hanger.

  6. Stuff clothing with hay.

  7. Place broomstick through arms of clothing.

  8. Place finished funkin heads on top of scarecrows and accessorize with boots, shawl, hat, and gloves.

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