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Painting Scarecrows

Scarecrows aren't really all that scary when you paint them cute!

Follow the quick clip below to see a few techniques on painting a laser cutout design. If you need a Three & Me DIY Art Kit, see here or ask about hosting this craft at an in-person or virtual event here.

For more general and extensive notes on painting wood shapes and designs see this blog post.

SUPPLIES: Use your all-inclusive DIY Art Kit, or source the following supplies below.

  • laser cut wood shapes

  • acrylic or chalk paints in various colors

  • sponge paint brush

  • make-up wedges

  • glue (if pieces are not self-adhesive): Aleene's Turbo Tacky glue is my favorite, but superglue, wood glue and E6000 work too.

  • paper towels

  • paper plate

  • masking tape


Pick a limited color palette, to make your design coherent. Too many colors can be distracting. Rather blend different shades of a smaller color group by adding white or black.

That said, there are really no rules in art, so do what pleases you!


  • Use as little paint as possible so that it doesn't run over the edges and to keep your design neat. Rather add various thin coats, than one that is too thick.

  • Blot paint onto your paper plate or paper towel to remove excess, before painting your shapes.

  • Attach smaller shapes onto an upturned piece of masking tape, so they stay in place without getting paint all over your fingers!

  • Don't be shy to layer different shades.

  • Run your semi-dry sponge wedge over edges in white for highlight or black for shadow.

  • Have fun!!!

Please share photos of your version when you're done with tag @threeandme on social media or directly at

Thanks for joining me!




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Camas, WA

What an amazing experience! Claire is an incredible instructor and makes these projects so fun and truly easy for those like me who are not artsy! She is extremely organized and everything is so well thought out and ready in advance. I can hardly wait to take more classes in the future. I would highly recommend Three & Me!

Angela H.

Camas, WA

I just went to my first Three & Me workshop. It was a wonderful experience. Claire is a warm hostess and an excellent instructor. Making everyone feel engaged and successful. The materials are top notch and every detail is well thought out. It’s a great escape for a personal creative moment or a fun way to connect with friends and family while expressing your inner artist.

Camas, WA

Such a fun string art class tonight! Claire is a wonderful instructor and everything was so beautiful; the display, the art, the examples, the supplies, the snacks! So fun!

Camas, WA