Scarecrows are pretty much the coolest. And while they may have straw for brains, the benefit of having the world’s most amazing wardrobe quickly makes up for that small misfortune. Who can compete with patchwork denim duds and hats made of burlap & buttons? Straw and all, scarecrows are downright adorable and helping the little ones make hats this year was a memory that will last a lifetime.
- Large piece of thick burlap (coffee bean sacks work great)
- Soft piece of scrap fabric for lining the inside of the hat
- Ribbon & buttons
- Rubber Band
- Leaf Printable for painting or coloring
- Print out this Free Leaf Printable (1 sheet is enough for two kiddos to make leaves):
- Have your little ones paint or color the leaves with crayons/markers.
- Be sure to take lots of pictures…masterpieces are being made!
- Measure the circumference of your scarecrow’s head. Add four inches to your measurement and cut out a cone shape similar to the one below. For a taller hat, add more length. For a shorter hat, cut less.
- After you’ve cut out your burlap, you will also want to cut out a piece of soft fabric to hot glue on the back of the burlap. This will make for a much softer hat to wear!
- After you’ve glued the sides, turn the hat inside out and wrap a rubber band around the top.
- Flip your hat so that the burlap is on the outside again.
- Cut out a strip of burlap to create a brim on your hat. This should be long enough to wrap around the bottom edge and thick enough to fold up.
- Cover up the glue line on the brim with decorative ribbon. Fold up a portion of the brim and hot glue to the hat.
- Remember those perfect, handcrafted leaves? Cut those out to decorate the hat! Add buttons, stickers, ribbons…whatever!
Oh, I can barely stand the cuteness!
Big smiles and warm weather…life is good!
Enjoy the changing of the seasons and thanks for stopping by today!
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