Scarecrow heads are often fashioned out of cloth or burlap sacks stuffed with straw or leaves, or a pumpkin can serve as a more striking head.Dec 7, 2020
Draw the mouth onto the burlap with red permanent marker. Stuff the burlap with straw or fiberfill and shape it so the face is properly formed. Secure the stuffing in place by wrapping a rubberband tightly around the burlap and cover the rubber band with twine for the scarecrow neck.
Stuff a paper lunch sack with plastic bags, tie it off, and attach to the shirt. You can use a plastic pumpkin for the head too- not as easy to attach. Throw on a straw hat or cut out strips of the lunch bag and staple on for hair.
Standard brown paper bags are made from kraft paper. Tote-style paper carrier bags, such as those often used by department stores or as gift bags, can be made from any kind of paper, and come in any color.
The reason flour is in paper bag (either 1kg/2lbs bags from supermarkets, or 25kg for bakeries) is to let it “breath”: to get it oxidized. If you see an old (vintage) bag it’s made of a net that lets a lot of air to get in. Today those bags are not used because it also allows bugs to get in.
Despite its low durability, one advantage of paper is that it decomposes much more quickly than plastic, and therefore it is less likely to be a source of litter and pose a risk to wildlife. Paper is also more widely recyclable, while plastic bags can take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose.
Sturdy fabrics such as canvas, denim, twill, drapery fabric, upholstery fabric, and outdoor fabric are best for tote bags. Since many tote bags seldom require cleaning, novelty drapery and upholstery fabrics can be fun choices. Faux leather vinyl and nylon are a couple more durable options.
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