Build a Scarecrow

Hi, this is Archie speaking:

It’s my job to show that anyone can make a scarecrow, and that people of all ages working together can create all sorts of characters, and have lots of fun in the process. So make sure you check out all the tips and information below on how to build a scarecrow.

Last festival we had over 450 scarecrows in Bothwell that made everybody get together, share ideas, and laugh a lot; as well as raise lots of money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and our own local charities and community groups.

Hopefully with it being our 11th year there will be even more scarecrows on display for us all to enjoy! So, if haven’t already done so; put your thinking caps on, and join in the fun by making a fabulous scarecrow or join the team at one of our scarecrow making events.

Build your own Scarecrow Building Workshop, and Scarecrow Building Demonstration will all be available this year to help you bring your ideas to life!

Don’t forget that once again this year we have SUPER SCARECROW STREET – see if your street can be a WINNER.

You’ll see even more of me this year; and I have a BIG SURPRISE for you. So look out for me, and when you see me, don’t forget to give me a smile and a wave. I really like that!

See you soon,


Make and display your scarecrow from late July and display it at the front of your home or business premises where it can be clearly seen by passers-by.

Instructions on how to make a scarecrow

Video help with making scarecrows

How to make a scarecrow

Scarecrow craft projects for children