More Sweet than Scary: DIY Mickey Paper Bag Scarecrow

This adorable paper bag scarecrow from Disney Family is more sweet than scary. This is a fun activity for the family to do together and a great fall decoration to add some Disney to the house.

What You’ll Need

  • -PDF from Disney Family
  • -Scissors
  • -Craft paper (black, white, red, pink, orange, and yellow)
  • -Brown paper lunch bag
  • -Glue stick
  • -Glue dots
  • -Black permanent marker
  • -Pencil
  • -Brown colored pencil
  • -Rafia

How To Make It:

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  1. Print the template. Use the Mickey stencil piece as a pattern for first cutting out a rectangle from black paper. Then, with the template piece atop the black cutout, fold the two layers in half vertically, as shown, and cut along the face outline to create a Mickey stencil.
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2. Glue the stencil to the lower face of the brown paper lunch bag, as shown.

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3. Use the remaining template pieces as patterns for cutting the shapes from the specified colors of paper. Glue the tongue atop the mouth, and use the black marker to color pupils on the eye pieces (as shown on the template).

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4. Glue the eyes, nose, and mouth to the bag, positioning them on the face as shown. Pencil grin lines on both sides of the mouth and a curved line immediately below the eyes, as shown. Trace over the pencil lines with black marker.

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5. Fold down the top of the bag (just above the stencil) and use glue dots to attach the ears to the upper corners of the head, as shown. Next, draw a dotted line down the center of Mickey’s face to simulate scarecrow stitching.

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6. Glue the hatband to one of the hat pieces. Pencil a couple crosshatching patches on the hat to simulate the texture of a straw hat. You can also add dimension by using a colored pencil to shade the hat along the outer edge and just above and below the hatband.

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7. Fold the mini colored leaves in half to create a center crease that will make them look more dimensional. Then stick the leaves to the hatband.

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8. Snip raffia into a bunch of 3- or 4-inch lengths. Divide the lengths into small groups, knotting the strands together in the center. Then use glue dots to stick them to the back side of the brim, as shown.

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9. Use a couple of glue dots to stick the second hat piece to the back of the first one just along the top edge and at one end of the brim. Leave the opposite end of the brim and both sides (between the hat top and brim ends) open for Mickey’s ears to fit through.

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10. Fit the hat over the bag top, as shown, and then glue the open end of the brim together to hold the hat in place. Gently pull open the lower portion of the bag so the bottom is flat, and your Mickey scarecrow decoration is ready to display on a tabletop or windowsill.

Enjoy this sweet Mickey scarecrow this holiday season.

Source: Disney Family

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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