I tried to paint the limbs on Lion, but couldn't mix the right colour :( I'm gonna try Spotlight tomorrow and see what options I have. I love the fur, though!
For Scarecrow, I ended up using a fat quarter of brushed cotton on a felt base, gathered slightly at the top and "waist" and felt for his legs. I plan to use some brown vinyl for his boots and gloves, and some ravelled cotton for the straw. Should work (I hope!) just need to dig out the vinyl - I know it's here somewhere.... ;)