Scarecrows Are Getting Ready To Take Over Your Lawn This Halloween

Every year schools from London and South East England get ready to participate at the Schools’ Scarecrow Competition. each year a new theme is set. After the wonderful success of last year’s Rocket Science creations, the competition set A Walk on the Wild Side as this year’s theme. Between the 4th and the 9th of July 2017 a ton of interesting and unique designs entered the contest. We were definitely impressed by some of them and we immortalized them so we could share them with you this Halloween.

Let’s quickly go over some of the rules of the contest. All the scarecrows had to include an element of plant material, whether fresh, living or dried and this was a way of celebrating nature and the diversity of the flora as well as a detail that relates to the history of the scarecrow. The scarecrows had to be made from scratch and able to withstand all weather conditions. Obviously, they had to follow the theme but you’re free to choose any idea you want.

Scarecrows are not exactly the most popular Halloween decorations and it’s a shame because there are so many interesting ways in which they can be customized and a lot of great themes to choose from. The competition we just mentioned is an event that materializes all of these ideas and more. Keep in mind that these scarecrows were all designed and built by kids. Since we know how creative they can get, it’s no surprise to find all of these ingenious ideas that they came up with. So what do you say? Is a Halloween scarecrow the next thing on your to-do list? We’re definitely feeling inspired right now and we hope you are too.

The participants were encouraged to use recycled materials in their creations and they obviously got very creative with thatView in gallery
The participants were encouraged to use recycled materials in their creations and they obviously got very creative with that
Not all scarecrows depict humans. In fact, some of the most interesting ones don'tView in gallery
Not all scarecrows depict humans. In fact, some of the most interesting ones don’t
The fact that this scarecrow attracts birds instead of chasing them away is pretty evil - just what the theme asked forView in gallery
The fact that this scarecrow attracts birds instead of chasing them away is pretty evil – just what the theme asked for
A colorful umbrella protects this scarecrow from rain and also goes well with its outfitView in gallery
A colorful umbrella protects this scarecrow from rain and also goes well with its outfit
We can't decide whether this owl is cute or creepy. Let's just say it looks nice for a zombeast View in gallery
We can’t decide whether this owl is cute or creepy. Let’s just say it looks nice for a zombeast
The owl's wings are made of old CDs and that definitely attracts a lot of attention not to mention that it's a great repurposing ideaView in gallery
The owl’s wings are made of old CDs and that definitely attracts a lot of attention not to mention that it’s a great repurposing idea
If you want to make your scarecrow look spooky that's definitely possible. This one seems ready for HalloweenView in gallery
If you want to make your scarecrow look spooky that’s definitely possible. This one seems ready for Halloween
Put a face on the scarecrow to make a reference to an actual living person or to a fictional characterView in gallery
Put a face on the scarecrow to make a reference to an actual living person or to a fictional character
Not all scarecrows have to look scary. Even a cute and happy one can make a nice lawn ornamentView in gallery
Not all scarecrows have to look scary. Even a cute and happy one can make a nice lawn ornament
The inspiration can come from literally anywhere and the scarecrow can look like just about anything, including a colorful birdView in gallery
The inspiration can come from literally anywhere and the scarecrow can look like just about anything, including a colorful bird
A small scarecrow could withstand wind better and can also look real cute and cuddly View in gallery
A small scarecrow could withstand wind better and can also look real cute and cuddly
Some designs take things to a whole new level, like this giant wasp which is definitely very coolView in gallery
Some designs take things to a whole new level, like this giant wasp which is definitely very cool

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