Scarecrow Head

This is a silly scarecrow head pattern. It can be enlarged to any size and would be perfect in the center of a Thanksgiving platter. I have turned mine into a pin because I enjoy making and giving pins to everyone I know.

You can either cut out the hair pattern or use a few stringers to give the effect of straw hanging loosely out of his hat. Try using a little unscented hairspray to secure the stringers before arranging everything. Scrap glass comes in handy to add any details such as a little flower on his hat.

Before putting everything together use Glassline paints to add the details in his face. Allow the paint to dry completely before firing the piece.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Background glass
  • Hat glass
  • Face glass
  • Stringers for hair
  • Dots for eyes
  • Glassline paint
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions:

    1. Trace and using scissors cut the pattern.

    2. Situate the portions on the right tint glass and trace around the model with a permanent marker. Generously shield the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the shape. Follow close to the line to keep the figure and all the minute details.

    4. Sponge down with dish soap and bathe in clean water or employ glass cleaner to delete the design and residue. Air dry the objects.

    5. Use Glassline paint to add the familiar scarecrow mouth. Allow the paint to dry before firing.

    6. Pose the portions on a ready kiln shelf and put the shelf within the kiln. Always grip the glass by the edge to avoid fingerprints.

    7. Shut the lid or door. Start the unit.

    8. Examine the job at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your hot glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.

    9. Once the piece has your sought look, turn off and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can permit it to cool off by it’s self. If however it is made with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and observed so that it doesn’t cool down more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    10. When the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.

    10. After the glass has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.



    Scarecrow Head

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