Scarecrow of Maslenitsa: we make a ritual doll with our own hands
Scarecrow is an indispensable attribute of the Shrovetide festival.His burning on the day of Forgiveness Sunday symbolizes farewell to the winter. This attribute was produced from a wide variety of materials that were well suited to burning: straw, hay, cloth, paper. In this article I will tell you how the stuffed Carnival can be made with your own hands. Following the instructions, you can create a real winter symbol that can be used in traditional festive rites for burning. Also here is a master class on the making of the Maslenitsa doll, which can become both a toy for children and an original gift for friends and relatives.
Getting ready for the wires of winter. What to make a stuffed pancake week?
To perform the ritual figure, we will use the following materials:
- wooden bars of different lengths - 2 pieces;
- nails or screws;
- colored paints or markers;
- straw or hay;
- women's clothing (shawl, sarafan).
Description of the method of making a large scarecrow
From the bars we knock down the cross and dig it into the ground.We make out the wooden billet with straw, reeling it with ropes. We thus form a figure resembling a human figure. From the sheet of white paper, we cut out the oval, we draw features on it. We attach this detail to the stuffed Carnival with our own hands. On the body of the figure we put on a sundress, on the head - a handkerchief. Under the scarecrow we lay brooms. It is they who are set on fire. This material lights up quickly and brightly. That's all, the ritual doll is ready!
Shrovetide from newsprint: we work together with children
A small figure - a symbol of winter - is a mustlike your daughters and sons. The very process of its implementation will also interest them and carry them away. To work, you need the available materials, which are exactly in every house. These include:
- colored paper or newspaper;
- thread for sewing or embroidery;
- cloth flaps;
- ribbons or braid;
Stage of children's crafts
Shrovetide made of cloth. We learn to make such a figure. Preparatory stage
If you perform a scarecrow in order to burnit's on a Forgiven Sunday, then use old unnecessary cloth flaps or clothes to make it. It is desirable to make a souvenir doll of beautiful bright textiles and decorative elements. We study the list of materials necessary for the creative process:
- two wooden sticks;
- bright cuts of fabric;
- strong threads (nylon or acrylic);
- a flap of white textiles;
- dry rags (sintepon for souvenir dolls).
We perform stuffed Shrovetide with our own hands made of textiles
From a square piece of white cloth we will dohead. To do this, wrap it in a lump made of rags (sintepon), wrap the ends, collected together with threads. Tie the resulting blank to the end of the stick. We made the head of a scarecrow. The second wooden stick is attached to the first, forming hands. We wrap these details with rags, fix them with threads. We make a knickknife from the fabric. To do this, a rectangular flap is attached to the thread from one long edge and tied to a stick. Next, make a dress made of textile cut in a square shape. Fold it in half twice, cut off the corner. We unfold the fabric and get a blank with a hole in the middle. We put it on the doll's head. We sew the product by hand. You can make Shrovetide even an apron. To do this, on a small shred, sew the braid from two sides and tie it to a figure. On the head part we put on a handkerchief. Following the old traditions, we attach red ribbons to the handle of a stuffed animal, while making wishes. Old-timers say that they necessarily come true! You can decorate the doll with a face, drawing it with acrylic paints.
To the wooden bar we attach the doll with the help ofscrew, screwed from under the bottom of the stand into a stick. In order for the composition to be stable, we also tie the bar to the stick under the skirts, and glue the other end obliquely to the stand. You can also install a scarecrow in a container with a diluted gypsum or alabaster (according to the principle of topiary).
Now you know how to make a stuffed Shrovetide. Presented in the article, master classes will help you at home to quickly and efficiently perform a doll - a symbol of winter. Create with pleasure!