• Iris Windsor

There is a Scarecrow in our Garden!!!

Updated: Apr 18, 2019



The children in the Junior Kindy Group have had an amazing time making this scarecrow for their beautiful garden. He doesn't have a name yet....it is a big decision...that is still to be decided!


Garden scarecrows may look happy, sad or ugly, or may appear just as a decorative element.

Our gardens have carrots, beans, peas, and tomatoes. Birds, bugs and animals all love our vegetables and enjoy having dinner in our gardens without invitation.


Scarecrows are not a new idea; they’ve been used in gardens for centuries. The original purpose of scarecrows in the garden was to frighten away birds, particularly crows, which caused damage to crops. The creators of scarecrows didn’t give the birds credit for soon realising that scarecrows in the garden would not harm them. Today’s scarecrows utilise many features that can keep pesky flying fiends at bay. Some add wind chimes to their scarecrow to make noise to scare pests away

You’ve seen scarecrows in the garden, often with pumpkins and bales of hay as part of an autumn display. Garden scarecrows may look happy, sad or ugly, or may appear just as a decorative element. Making a scarecrow for the garden, or as part of a whimsical display, is a fun project and one that you can do with your kids or grandkids. Creating crafts for the garden with children is also a great way to interest them in the growing garden. A scarecrow for the garden can be a simple project that can be completed in a couple of hours or a long-term endeavour to include in a holiday display.