STONE the crows, there's lots of straw-related fun to be had at Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch.

Residents can have a go a making colourful characters as part of a Scarecrow Day.

As part of the event, organised by Redditch Council, a competition will be held for the best one created and special scarecrow making days have been organised.

People need to turn up with some old clothes and pay £3 for the materials which will be provided to make the scarecrows.

The scarecrows can take part in the competition held at the Scarecrow Day which also includes children’s activities, pony rides and face painting.

Prizes up for grabs include £25, £50 and £75 Kingfisher vouchers.

The Scarecrow making days are being held on August 20 and 21 at the museum from 11am until 3pm.

Scarecrow Day is set for August 24 from 11am until 5pm. Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children and includes entry into the Cyborgs and Robots exhibition at the museum.