Scarecrow Ideas: The Best of MOTHER's Great American Scarecrow Contest

If you're looking for scarecrow ideas, be sure to check out these photos of the winning entries in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS scarecrow contest for inspiration.

Bill Bethke from Yellville, AR "In Yellville we call jig dancing 'clogging.' I don't know how to clog yet, but I make and sell a 12-inch folk doll that does. I decided to use the same pattern only bigger—for my scarecrow. I started with a red-cedar log about a foot in diameter and 34 inches long, and cut the arms and legs out of one-half-inch stock."When I first mounted my scarecrow on its dancing platform in the garden, I'd look out my window and get a funny feeling—as though there was a real kid out there!"