How many times have you looked at photos where you're pulling a really stupid face - and you didn't mean to? Put them to use with this Art Attack!

You will need:
  • Cardboard box card
  • PVA glue
  • Kitchen roll or tissue paper
  • Poster or acrylic paint
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Black pen
  • A bad photo
For the first part, design a scarecrow on some cardboard box card.

This one has a top hat, some straw for hair, a stripey scarf, a long overcoat with straw hands and a post sticking out at the bottom!

Don't forget to leave a space for a face!
When you're happy with the design, cut it out. You'll end up with something that looks like this.

If you like, you can paint it right now. But it looks rather flat, so why not fatten it up a little.
To fatten up the scarecrow, use folded bits of newspaper. For the hat use a flat square and a small sausage shape for the brim.

Do the rest of the body in the same way.
For the hands and the straw hair, cut out some thin strips of cereal box card so that you get the right effect.
When everything is in position, you can use sticky tape to secure it all in place.
Now the scarecrow is beginning to take shape!

When you've finished taping, you can add on extra bits of detail.

This one has a scarf and a patch made from kitchen roll, and some scrunched up balls of newspaper for buttons.
Now you need to make the scarecrow stand up.

To make a base, cut out a circle of cardboard box card and pad one side with some newspaper.
Tape it to the bottom of the scarecrow. You'll have to use plenty of tape!

The idea is to make sure that that the scarecrow stands up. Test it when you've finished to make sure it stands.
To make it really solid, take some PVA glue mixed half and half with water, and paste on a layer of kitchen roll or tissue paper, making sure that you get into all those nooks and crannies!

Avoid the straw hands and the hair.
When you've covered it all and it's dry, you'll have a real sturdy scarecrow that stands up all by itself.

It should look something like this.
Now it's time to paint it !

You can use poster or acrylic paint for this.
The colours are down to you, but this one has black for the hat, yellow for the straw and hands and brown for the overcoat.
How about red for the scarf and a blue patch on the coat?
Don't forget to paint the base green for the grass!
When the paint has dried you can add on some detail with a black pen.

How about a wood effect on the post?
All that's left to do now is tape the photo into place.

You'll probably have to carefully trim it with scissors to make it fit.
That's it - a photo scarecrow!
You could try these other ideas too.

How about this witch scarecrow?
Or this clown?

Try it yourself!