Scarecrows For Fall and Halloween Decorating

Scarecrow

Scarecrows scare crows and other birds.

 While the birds may be afraid, most of us see scarecrows as friendly. If you have little ones, or just want a more lighthearted Fall and Halloween display, add a friendly scarecrow or two. They are fun and easy to make. The kids will just love playing in the straw, as you put them together.

Your Scarecrow  is a huge symbol of Fall and the harvest season. They look great on display, from early Fall, all the way to Thanksgiving.

The Origin of Scarecrows

Scarecrows scare crows, and other birds. While the birds may be afraid, most of us see scarecrows as friendly. If you have little ones, or just want a more lighthearted Fall and Halloween display, add a friendly scarecrow or two. They are fun and easy to make. The kids will just love playing in the straw, as you put them together.

Your Scarecrow  is a huge symbol of Fall and the harvest season. They look great on display, from early Fall, all the way to Thanksgiving.

Question for Today: Why did a scarecrow win the Nobel prize?… Because he was outstanding in his field!

Scarecrow Trivia

  • Definition of a scarecrow: That which frightens without doing physical harm.

  • In the Middle ages, Europeans believed they had special powers.

  • The most famous scarecrow: In the Wizard of Oz. He was played by Ray Bolger, who also played the ranch hand “Hunk”.

  • Sohodo-no-kami is the god of scarecrows. (I didn’t know they needed a god)

  • Formidophobia is the fear of scarecrows

  • The first  known scarecrows were in ancient Egypt.

Scarecrow, Man and Bird

How to Make Scarecrows

It’s easy to make a scarecrow. Start with some old clothes and a bale of straw. Stuff the clothes with straw. Assemble the scarecrow, by running a pole inside to the pants and shirt. Push the pole deeply into the ground. Finish up, by adding the head, and a straw hat.

Tip: For a great display, sit the scarecrow a top a bale of straw. And, of course, include a few pumpkins in the display.

More on How to make a scarecrow – step by step

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More Information:

Origin and History of Halloween – the roots of Halloween date back centuries, back to Celtic holiday of All Hollow’s Eve.

Pumpkin Nook’s Halloween Central– From how to carve pumpkins to pumpkins facts, myth and lore.

Halloween Party Recipes – For pumpkin carving parties, Halloween parties and the big night.

Party  Games – for fun, fun, fun

More on Pumpkin Carving – The “how to” along with pumpkin carving tools and kits.

Pumpkin Picking Tips – How to pick the perfect pumpkin- – in the patch, at the roadside stand, or at the store.

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