Smilin' Scarecrow

Smilin' Scarecrow

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Henkle
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Additional Information



  • Funkins pumpkin
  • Cutting board
  • Craft knife
  • Duck Tape duct tape: red, black, white, blue, electric blue, yellow, purple
  • Scissors
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Quarter, nickel
  • Button
  • Needle & thread



  1. Cheeks: cut 2 quarter-size circles from red Duck Tape.
  2. Mouth: cut long thin crescent shape, about the length of a pen, from black Duck Tape.
  3. Nose: cut small triangle with rounded edges from blue Duck Tape.
  4. Eyes: cut 2 larger white triangles with rounded edges.
  5. Iris: cut 2 nickel-size circles from electric blue Duck Tape.
  6. Pupil: cut 2 black Duck Tape circles using pencil eraser as a stencil.
  7. Stitches: cut 27 thin, 1/4" black rectangles.
  8. Hair: lay 2 strips of Duck Tape on top of each other, sticky sides together, making sure they are not perfectly matched up. Leave 1/4" of adhesive exposed on either side of tape. Cut off 1 sticky side; cut slits in the tape, but not all the way up to other sticky side. Layer hair around stem at different angles.


  1. Take 3" strips of purple Duck Tape & fold them in half lengthwise. Make 19.
  2. Tear off 17" strip of Duck Tape & fold it in half lengthwise. Make 3.
  3. Lay out 3 longer strips of tape & weave 3" strips over, under & over again.
  4. Once all strips are woven together, tape ends together inside in a cylinder shape.
  5. Make 12 more 5-1/2" strips & weave them into a square.
  6. Once woven square is complete, cut off corners to create circle for the top of the hat. Tape top of hat onto cylinder on inside.
  7. Brim: tear off 27 more 2" strips of purple Duck Tape. Fold them lengthwise & tape inside bottom of hat.
  8. Hat band: lay out 24" strip of red tape & fold in half lengthwise. Cut ends off to look like ribbon. Wrap around bottom of hat & sew button where the ribbon crosses over itself.
  9. Patches: Cut out several squares, circles or triangles from different colors of Duck Tape; adhere to hat & back of Funkins pumpkin.